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.

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Is it time for a new business partner?

You and your business partner worked well together when you started your company, but now you have been thinking that it’s time to cut them loose and find someone else. Or, perhaps you just want to let them go and run the company on your own.

While every case is unique, here are a few common red flags that may warn you that your business partner isn’t a good fit:

  • You have different values. Maybe you want to help people, and they want to make money. It can lead to conflicts where you think they’re being too ruthless with their financial decisions, and they think you’re wasting money or missing opportunities.
  • They do not offer you anything more. A good partnership is one where both people have individual skills that the other lacks. If you can do everything they do and you can do it better, why do you need them?
  • There’s not enough trust. You always find yourself looking over your shoulder. You wonder if they care about themselves more than you or the company.
  • They refuse to change and adapt. Maybe you have been working together for decades. They’re still acting like everything you did when you started the company will work in the modern era, when you know that it won’t.
  • You run into conflicts with no resolutions. Eventually, enough little things can add up and create some serious problems for the company.

Now, parting ways with a business partner is not always easy. You must know what rights you each have and exactly what legal steps to take.