John Egloff serves as trusted legal counsel for scores of local, regional and national businesses, providing a full range of legal services with respect to their operational and transactional needs. John's more than 30 years of experience as a business attorney includes the formation, acquisition, sale and merger of business entities large and small, and the negotiation, drafting and/or review of virtually every type of business agreement and business-related documentation, including real estate and equipment leases and purchase agreements; financing documents (loan agreements, notes and mortgages); private placement memoranda; employment agreements (including non-competition agreements); licensing and franchise agreements; dealership and distributorship agreements; and routine customer and vendor documents (such as purchase order forms and warranty documentation).
John has served as the Firm's managing partner and has continued to serve on the Firm's Management Committee.
- Representation of business owners in merger and acquisition transactions ranging in size from a few hundred thousand dollars to $300 million.
- Representation of borrowers in various business financing transactions ranging from $50,000 to $25 million.
- Representation of shareholders/owners in numerous shareholder/owner disputes in companies ranging in size from $250,000 to $30 million in value.
- Representation of entrepreneurs and businesses in private placement transactions of up to $25 million.
- Assisted client in recovery of $1 million from the vendor of defective manufacturing technology.
- Representation of numerous physicians in the negotiation of employment agreements with hospitals and medical groups, and in the sale of physician practices.
- Ongoing representation of national retailer in lease negotiations and related matters involving over 100 shopping centers in six states.
- Representation of landlords of office and retail space in various leasing matters.
Publications & Presentations
Limited Liability for Owners of Corporations and LLC’s: What Liabilities and What Limits? RBE Blog (July 2019)
- One of the principal motivations for operating a business as a corporation or a limited liability company (“LLC”) is that, by law, doing so will generallyshield the owners of the business from becoming personally responsible for most liabilities incurred by the business. Thus, while a creditor of a corporation or an LLC can obtain a court order seizing assets owned by the company itself (such as the company’s inventory, equipment, accounts receivable and the cash in the company’s bank accounts) in order to satisfy a liability of the company to that creditor, creditors generally cannot seize assets that belong to the company’s owners (such as their homes and cars and the cash in their personal bank accounts). READ ARTICLE
Buying a Business or Buying Trouble? - 4 Tips to Minimize Risk, RBE Blog (July 2018)
- Buying a business should not be like buying a used car. While it may be common for someone to buy a used car “as-is,” it would be highly unusual for someone to buy a business with that disclaimer. Instead, when purchasing a business, buyers will want to avoid assuming responsibility for the existing problems and liabilities associated with the business – except for those liabilities that the buyer specifically agrees to assume. READ ARTICLE
Lease Negotiations – Tips for Tenants, RBE Blog (November 2016)
- So you’ve decided to start a new business or expand your existing business, and you’ve found the perfect location. For most businesses, that means you’ll be leasing your new space.The first step in the leasing process will involve negotiating the “business” terms of the lease, which are generally reflected in a letter of intent. READ ARTICLE
- “Counseling the Small Business in Indiana,” National Business Institute.
- “Salary Reduction Plans under IRC Section 401(k) in Benefit Planning,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum;
- “Overview of Employee Benefit Plan Litigation,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
- “Qualified Plans,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum;
- “How to Handle Employee Benefits Litigation,” Indianapolis Bar Association;
- “Employee Welfare Benefits: Insurance, Vacation Pay and Severance Pay,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum;
- “ERISA Liability and Litigation: Statutory and Procedural Overview,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum;
- “Benefits and the Law,” Council on Education in Management;
- “Prohibited Transactions and Fiduciary Liability,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum;
- “Advance Directives and the Right to Die”, Lorman Business Center;
- “Choosing the Proper Business Entity”, Indianapolis Business Journal;
- “Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994”, Indiana Continuing Education Forum;
- “Participant Directed Investments under ERISA Section 404(c)”, Council on Education in Management;
- “Benefits Update,” Council on Education in Management;
- “Contract Drafting Techniques and Standard Provisions,” Indiana Continuing Education Forum
Awards & Recognition
- Indiana State Bar Association Presidential Citation (2004)
- Who's Who in American Law
- Best Lawyers in America
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
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- Order of the Coif (1978)
- Indiana Super Lawyers (2004 - 2019)
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- Indianapolis Bar Associations
- Indiana State Bar Association
- American Bar Association, Business Law Section and Law Practice Management Section
- Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (1978)
- Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts in Humanities/Pre-Law, with honor (1975)
- Indiana (1978)
- U. S. District Court, Southern District of Indian
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court