John L. Egloff
Riley Bennett & Egloff, LLP, Indianapolis
PRACTICE AREAS:Business Law, Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Employee Benefits.EDUCATION:Michigan State University, B.A. (with honor) 1975; Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, J.D. (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif) 1978.EXPERIENCE:Selection and formation of business entities, mergers and acquisitions, private offerings and related securities law matters, lender documentation, franchising, creditors’ rights, state and federal business regulatory matters and general contractual matters.Commercial lease drafting, negotiation and enforcement, and real estate acquisition and financing.Drafting of 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans, stock option plans, executive deferred compensation plans and other qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, as well as representation in fiduciary and regulatory matters involving these plans.Author and lecturer on business and employee benefits issues. Appeared on various television and radio news programs, and on National Public Radio.Counsel for the family of Sue Ann Lawrance in In the Matter of: Sue Ann Lawrance, 579 N.E.2d 32 (Ind. 1991), the landmark Indiana Supreme Court “right to die” case.SEMINARS AND PUBLICATIONS:“Benefits Update,” Council on Education in Management; “Participant Directed Investments under ERISA Section 404(c)”, Council on Education in Management; “Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994”, Indiana Continuing Education Forum; “Choosing the Proper Business Entity”, Indianapolis Business Journal; “Advance Directives and the Right to Die”, Lorman Business Center; “Prohibited Transactions and Fiduciary Liability,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum; “Benefits and the Law: Major Concern of the 1990's,” Council on Education in Management; “ERISA Liability and Litigation: Statutory and Procedural Overview,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum; “Employee Welfare Benefits: Insurance, Vacation Pay and Severance Pay,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum; “How to Handle Employee Benefits Litigation,” Indianapolis Bar Association; “Qualified Plans,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum; “Overview of Employee Benefit Plan Litigation,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum; “Salary Reduction Plans under IRC Section 401(k) in Benefit Planning,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum; “Employee Benefit Planning for Small Business Clients,” National Business Institute.ADMISSIONS:Admitted to bar, 1978, Indiana. Admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana, Western District of Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court.MEMBERSHIPS:American Bar Association (Law Practice Management and Business Law Sections)Indiana State Bar AssociationIndianapolis Bar AssociationIndiana Benefits Conference (Chairman, 1986). AWARDS:Included in “Best Lawyers in America”, “Who's Who in American Law”, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine's “Super Lawyers”. Recipient of Indiana State Bar Association’s “Presidential Citation,” 2004.