December 2017

Ice Miller Ranked in Largest Central Ohio Mergers and Acquisitions Law Practices List

Ice Miller LLP is the third largest Central Ohio Merger and Acquisitions law practice according to a list researched and compiled by Columbus Business First. Firms are ranked by number of local mergers and acquisitions attorneys, then total local attorneys. The results were published July 28, 2017.


Ice Miller’s Indianapolis Paralegals Collect Largest Total Number of Teddy Bears for Donation to Local Law Enforcement

December 18, 2017

This year, Ice Miller paralegals collected 2,781 stuffed animals and teddy bears to be donated to local law enforcement agencies. This exceeds last year’s donation by 1,004. These donations are distributed by law enforcement or emergency service workers to children who find themselves in difficult or traumatic circumstances. Indy law firms collected a total of 6,533 items.



Exemption-Based Franchising in Indiana – Do you Qualify?

December 7, 2017 by Christina Laun Fugate, Partner
All franchises are governed by the Federal Trade Commission’s Federal Franchise Rule, which requires franchisors to create and provide to prospective franchisees a Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”) before they are legally permitted to sell a franchise. Fourteen states, including Indiana, have enacted state laws that require franchisors to register their FDDs with the state prior to offering or selling a franchise. Nine of these registration states provide some form of an exemption from the registration (and in some cases, disclosure) requirements. Indiana is one of them. This article provides an overview of exemptions that may apply to franchisors looking to offer their franchise business in the state of Indiana.


Ice Miller Attorneys Support 2017 Diversity Scholarship Foundation Awards Dinner

December 6, 2017
Partner Rich Johnson and Ice Miller’s Chicago attorneys recently attended the 2017 Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s (DSF) 15th Annual Swearing-In Ceremony of Bar Presidents at the Chicago Hilton. 


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