South Bend, IN:

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

  • South Bend, IN
  • 205 West Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 415, South Bend, IN 46601
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    4.8/5.0 (225)
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About our South Bend, IN: office

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is committed to providing aggressive, results-oriented service to business and public sector clients of all sizes. The firm has a general civil practice, ranging from large and complicated financing and land development transactions to federal and state litigation involving constitutional and other substantial issues.

The firm has an extensive business organizations and transactions practice which includes general business services as well as a variety of specialized services including a focus on the legal needs of high tech businesses. The firm has represented hundreds of financial institutions, insurance companies and developers from across the United States in secured lending and real estate transactions and has lawyers experienced in securities issues, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, utilities regulation and federal and state taxation.

Bose McKinney & Evans also handles litigation and employment law matters for business clients located throughout the country. Lawyers from the firm have argued matters before the United States Supreme Court, participated as counsel for a major creditor in the largest individual bankruptcy in the state's history, and represented clients in one of the largest cases of stock churning in the nation and in commercial and constitutional litigation reported in the national news media. The firm's employment law practice involves both management labor relations and employment discrimination representation.

Office Details

Contact Information:
574-246-1530  Phone
Mailing Address:
205 West Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 415, South Bend, IN 46601

Areas of Practice (43)

Specific Areas of Practice for our South Bend office:

  • Agricultural Law
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Practice
  • Capital Strategies
  • Commercial Law
  • Communications And Media
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Creditors Rights
  • Creditors Rights In Bankruptcy
  • Death Care
  • Debtor Bankruptcy
  • Education Law
  • Entertainment And The Arts
  • Entrepreneurial Services
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance
  • Financial Institutions Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Relations
  • Health Law
  • High Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Legislative Practice
  • Litigation
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Municipal Finance
  • Municipal Law
  • Planning Law
  • Land Use
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Regulated Industries
  • Regulatory Agency Practice
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Trusts And Estates
  • Utility Law
  • Wills
  • Zoning Law

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (225 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Chad T. Walker by a Partner on 03/11/16 in Real Estate

    Chad is a very intelligent attorney who is dedicated to his clients. He also garners a great deal of respect from his clients and fellow attorneys.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Steven D. Groth by a Member on 10/22/12 in Litigation

    I have worked with Steve Groth and have found him to be a smart, hard working and ethical lawyer.

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Our Commitment
For more than fifty years, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP has been a leader in the legal profession and business community.  As part of our firm’s leadership for the next fifty years and beyond, we recognize that the firm must reflect the diversity of the individuals and entities it serves in order to be able to provide dynamic and effective legal counsel to the global business community.

To that end, we affirm our commitment to diversity in all areas of our firm’s operations, recruiting and support programs.  The firm believes that the success of this commitment requires the involvement of all partners, associates, administrators and staff members.  Our intent is to reach beyond our firm and genuinely impact the legal profession, our clients and our community through leadership by example.

The firm intends to encourage and promote the treatment of each person with dignity and respect, and to value the perspectives and experiences which a diverse workplace can contribute to the firm, its clients and the communities which it serves.  Diversity is an inclusive concept, and encompasses differences in race, age, religion, sex, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and in any other personal characteristics protected by law.

Diversity Committee Members
Bryan Babb, Partner, Chair of Recruiting Policies and Practices Sub-Committee
Vicki Bruce Hansen, Chief Operations Officer
Jeffrey Gaither, Managing Partner
Kari Kostecka, Marketing Manager
Lisa McKinney, Partner, Committee Chair
Sam Odle, Senior Policy Advisory, Bose Public Affairs Group LLC
Sandra Perry, Partner
Chad Walker, Partner, Chair of Internal Awareness, Policies and Practices Sub-Committee
Jennifer Walker, Chief Marketing Officer

Bose McKinney & Evans Roadmap to Diversity
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP commits to a diverse workplace by implementing the following Roadmap to Diversity:

  • Raising awareness of the firm’s Diversity Policy within the Firm
  • Emphasizing each individual’s personal responsibility regarding the firm’s Diversity Policy
  • Continuing to enforce firm employment policies which have an impact on diversity, including anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, fairly and consistently
  • Establishing and maintaining recruiting policies that ensure that the firm is attracting the widest possible pool of high quality individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Participating in and supporting activities and organizations, both within and outside the firm, that demonstrate the firm’s commitment to diversity
  • Seeking guidance and input from minority and women’s business groups on ways the firm can better serve the needs of their respective constituencies and business communities

Firm Operation
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP seeks to implement the Roadmap to Diversity by taking the following actions in firm operations:

  • Creating and maintaining a standing Diversity Committee that will chart the firm’s progress towards implementing the Roadmap to Diversity, evaluate the firm’s goals in the area of diversity, and periodically suggest updates to the firm’s Diversity Policy.  The committee will be chaired by a partner whose background provides the necessary perspective to enable the firm to maintain a successful and meaningful diversity policy.  Because the Diversity Policy represents a significant leadership commitment of the firm, the managing partner will have a standing seat on the committee.  Because the attraction and retention of lawyers with diverse backgrounds is a critical component of the firm’s Diversity Policy, the chairs of the Recruiting and Associates Committees will also be members.  The committee’s membership reflects the diversity of the firm, and includes associates as well as partners, a representative from the Human Resources Department, a representative from the Marketing Department and a representative from Bose Public Affairs Group.
  • Ensuring that the firm is equipped to handle issues related to a diverse workplace.
  • Committing to being a leader in community activities that reflect the firm’s commitment to diversity with a particular emphasis on those activities that enhance the business environment of the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana
  • Demonstrating a “top down” commitment to the firm’s Diversity Policy
  • Conducting reviews of the work of the Diversity Committee by the Executive Committee, and reporting to the partners on a regular basis

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP seeks to attract and retain top talent by recruiting from the broadest possible pool of high quality individuals, while maintaining the firm’s character and positive work environment.  The firm will achieve these goals through the following efforts:

  • Supporting the activities of organizations of minority and women law students, such as women’s legal forums, and Hispanic, Black, Asian, and Native American law student associations at law schools located within Indiana
  • Supporting the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO)
  • Participating in regional minority job fairs, such as the Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair and NBLSA Midwest Minority Job Fair
  • Increasing awareness of employment opportunities at law schools with traditionally large minority populations
  • Listing staff openings in publications that are likely to attract diverse applicants

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP recognizes that a meaningful network of support is essential to retaining top talent regardless of background.  In addition to the current programs of membership and professional development, the Diversity Committee and the firm focus on the following strategies:

  • Ensuring that responsible partners and mentors work effectively with newer lawyers to train them to be excellent lawyers and to integrate them into the firm
  • Encouraging informal support systems for new lawyers within the firm, including effective mentoring of associates with diverse backgrounds
  • Ensuring that the firm addresses head on issues that may negatively affect our goal of retaining top talent

Bar Registry

  • Administrative Law

  • Agricultural Law

  • Antitrust Law

  • Appellate Practice

  • Banking Law

  • Bankruptcy Law

  • Business Law

  • Civil Trial Practice

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Communications Law

  • Construction Law

  • Corporate Law

  • Creditors Rights

  • Education Law

  • Election, Campaign and Political Law

  • Eminent Domain

  • Employment Benefits Law

  • Energy Law

  • Environmental Law

  • Gaming Law

  • General Practice

  • Government Contracts

  • Government Relations

  • Guardianship and Conservatorship

  • Health Care Law

  • Immigration and Naturalization

  • Insurance Defense

  • Insurance Law

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • International Business Law

  • Labor and Employment Law

  • Land Use Law

  • Legal Malpractice

  • Libel, Slander and Defamation

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Municipal and Zoning Law

  • Municipal Bond/Public Authority Financing

  • Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations

  • Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition

  • Pension and Profit Sharing

  • Product Liability Law

  • Professional Liability

  • Public Utilities Law

  • Real Estate Law

  • Securities Law

  • Sports and Entertainment Law

  • Tax Law

  • Telecommunications Law

  • Toxic Torts

  • Trademark, Copyright, and Unfair Competition

  • Transportation Law

  • Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate

  • Workers Compensation

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