Dale & Eke is taking the COVID-19 outbreak very seriously.  So, for the purpose of maintaining social distancing under CDC guidelines and to promote the health and safety of our clients, visitors and staff and reduce the spread of COVID-19, our physical office will be closed until further notice.

For the time being we are limiting all in-office meetings to those clients and potential clients who are not feeling ill or who have not shown signs of illness.  However, we are recommending that, unless you make other arrangements with your attorney, all client and potential client meetings occur via telephone or video conferencing.  If you have any paperwork for us that you need to drop off, please use the mail slot outside of the front door to our office.

We can still be reached at our office telephone number (317-844-7400). Your call will be answered by our office phone system and you may leave a voicemail in the general mailbox or with a specific attorney. All voicemails left in the general mailbox will be routed to the requested attorney or staff.

You may also email the firm through its website at  www.daleeke.com.

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and adjust procedures as necessary.  Your health and safety, and the health and safety of our attorneys and staff, is our highest priority.  We thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain and unprecedented times.

A Professional Corporation of Attorneys at Law

This Small Business Saturday saw record sales

Last Saturday was a big day for small businesses here in Indiana and throughout the United States. It was Small Business Saturday. And according to estimates, consumers came out strong for this retail holiday this year.

It is estimated that $17.8 billion was spent by shoppers at U.S. independently owned stores and restaurants this Small Business Saturday. This is a new record for this retail holiday, which started in 2010.

This high turnout is something small businesses likely found very encouraging. Small Business Saturday is something that has come to play important roles in the holiday shopping season for many companies. According to an American Express survey, nearly 3/5ths of small business owners report that Small Business Saturday plays a big part in their overall holiday sales. And a significant majority of the surveyed owners reported that this retail holiday helps them with things like boosting sales and drawing in new and more customers.

When big holiday sales come in for a small business, it can raise many opportunities for the company to continue its growth and success. Many things can impact a small business’ ability to take full advantage of these opportunities.

This includes how it handles legal issues that come up during the holiday shopping season. For small businesses, this busy season can not only bring with it increased sales, but also lots of different interactions with customers, suppliers and other parties. Sometimes, complex legal issues and potential disputes arise in relation to these interactions. If these issues and disputes are mishandled, it could cut into the gains a company made over the holiday season. So, giving careful thought to how to proceed and seeking out quality guidance can be important for company owners when such legal matters arise.