Areas of Practice

Business Law

Construction Law

Personal Law

The attorneys at Einterz & Einterz practice in many areas and bring vast practical experience and zealous legal counsel to our clients. Our wide range of practice areas is suited to meet diverse legal needs of businesses, entrepreneurs, families, and individuals. Our unique approach to serving our clients inspires creative and practical resolutions and uses traits all too rare today — common sense, accountability, attention to detail, and cost-effectiveness. Please contact our office for further information on the legal service we provide. 

Business

Einterz & Einterz provides zealous legal counsel on a wide range of business matters. Our unique approach inspires creative and practical resolutions and uses traits all too rare today – common sense and accountability.  Our success is based on our ability to build relationships with clients and to help them meet their legal and business goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.

We have extensive experience in managing legal transactions and disputes on behalf of individuals, companies, partnerships, entrepreneurs, start-up companies, professional organizations, and limited liability companies (LLC’s), with a full range of services.

Creation, Organization, and Financing
Landlord-Tenant Issues and Evictions

When you enter into a lease with a Tenant, the hope is that they’ll pay regularly, keep the property clean, and follow the rules of the property – but that isn’t always the case! Whether your tenant has refused to pay their rent, damaged the property, or caused a nuisance to other tenants, this is an area of law that we can help with. Whether you’re seeking to evict the tenant, a judgment for unpaid rent or damages, or other issues, contact us today for help!

Corporate Documents, Articles, Bylaws and Resolutions
Buy/Sell Agreements and Shareholder Relations
Commercial Litigation and Collections

Einterz & Einterz attorneys have successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trials, arbitrations and agency proceedings.  We have represented companies as well as individuals in reaching successful resolutions.

Our clients entrust our firm with their most vital matters.  Our litigation team evaluates each client’s circumstances individually and develops the best and most cost-effective litigation strategy to assist clients in reaching their goals.  Einterz & Einterz does not just litigate—we evaluate and solve problems by using our experience and knowledge regarding the law and legal processes to assist our clients in pursuing their desired results. 

Employment Law & Litigation

Einterz & Einterz is well versed in a wide range of labor and employment issues and effectively represent its clients with respect to their individual needs.  Our attorneys provide advice, as well as litigation expertise in all areas of employment law, including:

  • Common Construction Wage Disputes
  • Fringe Benefit Trusts
  • DOL Compliance
  • Title VII matters
  • Matters before the NLRB and the EEOC
  • Issues involving the ADA, ADEA, FLSA, and FMLA

Our attorneys also represent a wide array of employers and employees in related administrative proceedings generated by both State and Federal Departments of Labor, including Common Wage Law compliance, Davis Bacon compliance and related disputes.

Vendor, Customer, and Supplier Contracts
Non-Profit Organizations

Einterz & Einterz counsels nonprofit organizations in a wide variety of matters.  Whether you are in the initial process of organizing a charitable organization, or your organization is a pillar of our community, our attorneys are prepared to assist you in all areas including:

  • Entity Organization
  • IRS Determination Letter
  • Board Management
  • Board Development
  • Resource Development
  • Litigation
  • Audits
  • Certifications

Our attorneys are committed to helping you achieve your charitable purpose.

Construction & Litigation

At Einterz & Einterz we counsel construction clients including owners, contractors, architects, engineers, other design professionals, subcontractors, consultants and other construction professionals. We advise our clients in all phases of the construction process from contract negotiation through dispute resolution; including mediation, arbitration, and litigation. We work closely with our clients to solve problems and to prevent disputes and damages.

Einterz & Einterz attorneys have over 20 years of experience in building an effective strategy for their clients.  Clients who are involved in construction need the services of Einterz & Einterz in the following areas:

Drafting and Review of Contracts and Subcontracts
Liens, Bonds, and Surety Law
Construction and Foreclosure Litigation
Employment Law & Litigation

Einterz & Einterz is well versed in a wide range of labor and employment issues and effectively represent its clients with respect to their individual needs.  Our attorneys provide advice, as well as litigation expertise in all areas of employment law, including:

  • Common Construction Wage Disputes
  • Fringe Benefit Trusts
  • DOL Compliance
  • Title VII matters
  • Matters before the NLRB and the EEOC
  • Issues involving the ADA, ADEA, FLSA, and FMLA

Our attorneys also represent a wide array of employers and employees in related administrative proceedings generated by both State and Federal Departments of Labor, including Common Wage Law compliance, Davis Bacon compliance and related disputes.

Labor Law and Union Matters

Personal

The attorneys at Einterz & Einterz practice in many areas and bring vast practical experience and zealous legal counsel to our clients. Our wide range of practice areas is suited to meet diverse legal needs of businesses, entrepreneurs, families, and individuals. Our unique approach to serving our clients inspires creative and practical resolutions and uses traits all too rare today — common sense, accountability, attention to detail, and cost-effectiveness. Please contact our office for further information on the legal service we provide.

Estate Planning & Probate

Estate planning is one of the most important legal areas for individual clients to consider, regardless of their age. At Einterz & Einterz, our devotion to this area of the law is significant. Our attorneys concentrate on the cutting edge of legal, moral, and societal issues related to estate planning.

Our firm does not mold our clients into a “one size fits all” estate plan. Instead, we focus on designing an estate plan that fulfills our client’s needs and wants. This allows our clients to have the peace of mind that accompanies a comprehensive plan which fulfills their family’s needs.  We advise, counsel and represent clients on:

  • Wills
  • Revocable (Living) Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Living Wills
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Structuring of Gifts and Giving Programs
  • Structuring Family Business Arrangements
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
Real Estate Transactions, Litigation, Land Use & Zoning

Einterz & Einterz’ real estate practice is diverse, represented by attorneys who have experience taking clients through the full evolution of real estate — from real estate sales, purchases, leasing, zoning, and development, to negotiating contracts and constructing buildings.

The firm has represented small and medium-sized businesses, subcontractors and general contractors, as well as larger commercial developers, commercial real estate brokers and commercial and residential mortgage brokers.   Einterz & Einterz has the experience to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to real estate matters.  Whether your project includes construction, environmental, government, or corporate elements, we are prepared to assist you with your real estate needs.

Civil Litigation

Einterz & Einterz attorneys have successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trials, arbitrations and agency proceedings.  We have represented companies as well as individuals in reaching successful resolutions.

Our clients entrust our firm with their most vital matters.  Our litigation team evaluates each client’s circumstances individually and develops the best and most cost-effective litigation strategy to assist clients in reaching their goals.  Einterz & Einterz does not just litigate—we evaluate and solve problems by using our experience and knowledge regarding the law and legal processes to assist our clients in pursuing their desired results. 

Medical Malpractice & Litigation

Unfortunately, healthcare providers often make mistakes. In fact, approximately 195,000 Americans die each year due to medical mistakes made in hospitals. Medical Malpractice occurs when someone is injured as a result of a healthcare provider’s deviation from the standard of care.

The determination of whether a healthcare provider has met the standard of care is based on a comparison to other professionals in the same field and the same geographical region. In other words, the question to be answered is whether the healthcare provider failed to do what a reasonable healthcare provider would have done, or did something a reasonable healthcare provider would not have done, under the circumstances.

It is very important that potential medical malpractice claims be investigated and reviewed by experts familiar with the area of medicine involved.  It is the policy of Einterz & Einterz to have all cases reviewed prior to bringing any lawsuits.  We generally begin our contact with the client in a phone conversation. In that phone conversation, a paralegal takes detailed information about the claim.  That claim is then discussed at a case review meeting attended by our attorneys where they determine whether the case should be investigated further.

If the case should be investigated, the client comes to the office for a conference with the attorney.  In that conference, the attorney gets additional information about the claim, explains the procedure behind bringing a claim and answers any questions.  In addition, authorizations for release of medical records and a representation agreement may be signed.  Our firm then collects all of the medical records.  The records are organized by a paralegal and a physician is hired to review the records and express an opinion.  Once the reviewing physician has expressed an opinion as to whether there is a legitimate claim, we meet again with the clients to explain the recommendation, and to help the client make a decision to go forward with the claim or not.

Medical malpractice lawsuits in Indiana are controlled by the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act.  Under the Act, all medical malpractice claims must be reviewed by a medical review panel before the claim can be filed in court.   This process is begun when the plaintiff files a “proposed medical malpractice complaint” with the Indiana Department of Insurance.  The Department notifies the defendant-doctor or other healthcare provider and the defendant’s insurance carrier of the proposed claim.  A defense attorney is hired by the insurance company to defend the claim.

The parties then form the medical review panel.  The patient selects one doctor to serve on the medical review panel.   The defendant selects a second doctor to serve on the panel.  Those two doctors then pick a third member of the panel.  An attorney serves as a non-voting chairman of the panel.  The parties then have the right to take depositions or ask questions of the other side.  The parties prepare medical malpractice submissions.  These are booklets in which the parties describe their cases.  The submissions may contain medical records, statements from the parties, depositions, expert reports, medical text, medical journal articles, etc.

The members of the panel review the submissions and the parties have the right to question the doctors about their view on the case.  The medical review panel then expresses an opinion as to whether the evidence supports the plaintiff’s complaint.  The opinion of the panel does not decide the case.  The plaintiff has the right to go to court, and the defendant has the right to defend the case, regardless of the panel opinion.   However, juries find the panel opinion very persuasive. 

As a practical matter, most cases are resolved on the basis of the medical review panel opinion.   However, in some cases we might feel that medical review panel members seem to be protecting a doctor against a legitimate malpractice claim.  Under those circumstances, we recommend that plaintiffs proceed to trial in spite of a negative panel opinion.

Under the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act, the defendant and the insurance carrier are responsible for the first $250,000.   If the defendant agrees to a settlement, that amount is usually paid as a structured settlement. The structured settlement would pay out a total of $250,000, but would only have a cost of $187,000. If there is a settlement, the liability on the claim is established. The patient then has the right to go to the Indiana Department of Insurance to have his additional damages paid from the patient’s compensation fund. The maximum amount the fund may pay is $1,000,000. The patient and the Department of insurance try to reach an agreement on the damages. If that is not possible, the patient has the right to have a judge decide how much additional compensation is due.

Many medical malpractice cases are resolved without a trial. They are either dismissed or settled. In an increasing number of cases, however, the claim must go to trial. It is tried just like any other lawsuit, in court in the county where the events occurred. The jury would consist of six members. Medical malpractice cases are extremely expensive to try because of the need for expert witnesses who must be paid fees. If a plaintiff receives a verdict against a health care provider, the first $250,000 is paid by the insurance carrier for that health care provider. The rest of the damages are paid from the patient’s compensation fund, up to $1,000,000, the maximum allowed by law.

Almost all medical malpractice cases are litigated on a contingent fee basis.  A contingent fee is one that is paid out of any recovery.  The amount is a percentage of the recovery.  If there is no recovery, there are no attorney fees due.  The Indiana Medical Malpractice Act puts a limit of 15% on attorney fees from the patient’s compensation fund.

In addition to the attorney fees, there will be litigation expenses involved in bringing a lawsuit.  Litigation expenses are monies that need to be paid in order to bring the lawsuit.  For example, there is a charge for getting medical records.  There are also the court reporter costs if depositions are taken.  The medical experts who review the case must be paid fees.   If the case goes to trial, there will be additional expenses for expert witnesses, blow-ups, models or other evidence to show the jury.  Our law firm often advances the litigation expenses.  They are paid back out of any recovery.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical negligence by a healthcare provider, we can help. We have successfully represented plaintiffs before medical review panels, and in courts. Medical malpractice claims are difficult, lengthy, and expensive. We have the knowledge, experience, resources, and staffing to pursue your case.

Elder Law and Caregiver Concerns

Education

Given our experience with estate planning, business organization, labor & employment law, and the construction industry, Einterz & Einterz Attorneys are particularly suited to create and present seminars on a wide variety of topics for your group, organization, or employees. Contact us to discuss a seminar, either at your location, or at our recently updated multi-media seminar room.

Contact Us

Telephone: 317.337.2021
Fax: 317.337.2022
E-mail: info@einterzlaw.com

4600 Northwest Plaza West Dr.
Zionsville, IN 46077-9182