Our Firm focuses on four practice areas: Business Litigation; Healthcare; Labor & Employment; and Business Transactions & Finance.
We leverage our legal expertise and hands-on experience to serve a diverse client base, from global corporations to small, entrepreneurial companies to individuals with complex legal problems. We know our clients' businesses and use this insight to meet their litigation, labor and employment, and transactional challenges.
Winning in the Courtroom
LCK attorneys are trial lawyers. Each of our trial lawyers has successfully represented clients in complex cases through trial and appeal. LCK lawyers provide complete state and federal trial and appellate representation in Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois. While we welcome a trial, we know that the vast majority of lawsuits settle outside the courtroom. With this in mind, we develop the most efficient strategies for pretrial procedures and negotiations to achieve our clients' goals.
Resolving Claims through Alternative Dispute Resolution
LCK recognizes that prudent and early settlements are usually better than prolonged wars of attrition. All of our lawyers have successfully represented clients in mediations, arbitrations, and judicial settlement conferences. When appropriate, we utilize these alternative dispute resolution tools to end lawsuits and to reduce the costs and delays common with civil litigation.
Extensive, Broad-Based Litigation Experience
LCK attorneys have represented clients in both trial and appellate litigation involving a wide range of subjects, including: labor and employment law; business disputes; insurance defense, including medical malpractice and accident/injury litigation; healthcare; products liability; eminent domain; intellectual property; construction; and premises liability.
Medical Malpractice Defense
LCK attorneys have defended insurers and medical professionals against a wide variety of medical malpractice claims, including catastrophic injury and death cases. Our attorneys have the medical knowledge necessary to understand in depth the issues involved in each case and litigate each case effectively and efficiently.
Personal Counsel to Physicians
LCK attorneys represent medical professionals as personal counsel. Our attorneys advise physicians on regulatory investigations and compliance, licensing, and credentialing. We also represent physicians in non-party depositions, settlement negotiations, and mediation.
LCK provides legal counsel in matters related to privacy and security in the healthcare industry. Our attorneys provide comprehensive, timely, and efficient advice to clients regarding HIPAA and HITECH regulations and compliance, business associate agreements, EMR issues, and Health IT management and liability.
Labor & Employment
Knowing the Business
LCK understands that the employee-employer relationship is a key to every business' success. But every business is different and has unique labor and employment concerns. It takes more than our legal acumen to help our clients alleviate these concerns. It also takes a comprehensive view of the client's industry and operations. LCK lawyers address our clients' labor and employment issues in the broader context of their business operations. By knowing our clients' businesses and sharing in their strategic visions and values, LCK works collaboratively to help them achieve solutions that appropriately manage their legal risks.
Nipping Problems in the Bud
LCK aggressively assists its clients in addressing workplace issues before they become workplace problems. This is true for both employees and employers. Unresolved employment issues can lead to poisonous work environments, not to mention costly litigation and administrative action. Through comprehensive preventive problem and compliance counseling, our attorneys help employers and employees prevent mole hills from becoming mountains.
Focusing on Results
Some labor and employment issues are unavoidable and require solutions. In those cases, LCK lawyers take a results-oriented approach to solving disputes. With the most current law office technology and an exhaustive understanding of the myriad of regulations and statutes that govern workplaces, we navigate our clients through the various administrative bodies and courts that adjudicate employment disputes. Whether representing an individual or a company, we stay focused on getting our client from problem to solution.
Business Transactions & Finance
LCK regularly advises clients in a variety of business transactions and general corporate matters. We combine large-firm experience with a practical, responsive, and cost-effective approach to help our clients accomplish their goals, including advising on entity formation, corporate governance, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and purchasing and fulfillment matters.
Perspective is critical to solving problems effectively. Ours comes from extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers in a broad range of commercial lending transactions, including syndicated loan transactions, leveraged-buyout financings, and distressed-loan restructuring, forbearance, workout, and sales.
Credit Card Transactions
LCK understands the issues that arise in private-label and co-brand credit card transactions. Experience representing three of the five largest credit cards issuers in the United States, and one of the largest retailers in the world, gives us the ability to handle credit card transactions efficiently and effectively for both bank issuers and their private-label and co-brand partners.