October 2018
Eight BGD Attorneys Named "Lawyers of the Year" in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America ©
The Firm is pleased to announce that  The Best Lawyers in America © , the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession worldwide, has named eight of the firm’s attorneys as 2019 “Lawyers of the Year.” BGD has a total of 78 firm attorneys named in the new edition of  The Best Lawyers.  
BGD Best Lawyers in America
Rosmond Dolen
Rosmond Dolen Presents at AHIP Institute and Expo
Rosmond Dolen presented at the America’s Health Insurance Plans (“AHIP”) Institute and Expo in San Diego, California, on June 21, 2018. The AHIP Institute brings industry experts, executives and innovators in health insurance together to engage in creative, collaborative thinking about healthcare and insurance.
BGD Attorneys Assist in German American Bank Expansion
Bingham Greenebaum Doll served as counsel for firm client German American Bank in its recent expansion in the Columbus, Indiana, market and entrance into the Greensburg, Indiana, market. The bank acquired five branches of First Financial Bank (formerly Main Source Bank) in a deal finalized on May 18, 2018.
LabMD and the Future of FTC Data Privacy Regulation

The 11th Circuit recently released its long-awaited opinion in FTC v. LabMD . Those monitoring data privacy regulation in America have been waiting for this decision to help corporations understand their obligations under U.S. privacy regulation Unfortunately, the opinion lacks the clear guidance many of us were seeking as the Court did not address many of the issues before it.
Central Indiana Will Experience a Boom in Skilled Tech Talent. Is Your Company Ready to Capitalize on It?

Two global companies have recently announced plans to invest in talent in Indianapolis, providing training in tech skills to not only those in their workforce, but for the community at large. As a result, central Indiana will become more attractive as other companies seek to find in-demand talent for their workforce. Will your company be ready to dip into this talent pool?
Will and Testament
Simple POD Beneficiary Designation Costs Family Thousands In Multi-Year Litigation

Use of a Pay on Death (“POD”) beneficiary designation is often touted as a way to simplify transfers of assets at your death. If a bank account or CD is put in the name of “Father POD Son,” then the asset will transfer automatically to Son at the death of Father.
Unfortunately, the POD beneficiary form is not a panacea. When used incorrectly, it can lead to family disputes, years of litigation and significant attorneys' fees. 
Physician and Private Equity Partnership:
Goal is to Create Larger, More Robust Platform for
Delivery of Care

There is a recent trend of physician practices partnering with private equity firms (PE Firms) as hospitals and other large health systems have curtailed their acquisition of physician practices. Physician practices and PE Firms are looking to align themselves to create a more robust platform for the delivery of primary care or specialty care.
Coins and piggy bank

This summer has been filled with legal changes that significantly impact businesses that sell online. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 will impact the way businesses collect, store, and sell customers’ private information, and the recent case of South Dakota v. Wayfair will change the way online retailers handle sales tax.

How has the #MeToo movement impacted your business? For many, the rise of the #MeToo movement in 2017 has led to more women and men publicly talking about sexual harassment they have experienced in the past or are currently experiencing at work. Companies clearly do not want to find themselves defending against sexual harassment lawsuits. How can you minimize this risk?
IRS Continues to Release Guidance for the New Centralized Partnership Audit Regime

On August 9, 2018, the IRS adopted final regulations related to the selection, removal and replacement procedures for the partnership representative. The final regulations also outline the procedures for opting into the centralized regime for tax years beginning after November 2, 2015, and before January 1, 2018.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb at BGD LegCong
Save the Date: BGD Legislative Conference Dec. 12
Join BGD for the 27th annual BGD Legislative Conference at the Indiana Convention Center on Wednesday, December 12, 2018!

Be a part of the authoritative policy discussions on issues impacting Indiana life and business. Scheduled only weeks before the Indiana General Assembly convenes, BGD LegCon offers first-hand information from decision makers, policy makers and engaged public servants from across the state. Participants mingle with Indiana's movers and shakers as they learn about key issues set to be considered at the state legislature.