We represent clients through multiple phases of their business life cycle and through the commercial transactions they enter with business partners, vendors, customers, clients, independent contractors, and strategic affiliates.

From negotiating a simple agreement with an independent contractor to handling a complex acquisition between two competitors, JBJ Legal is your "in house" lawyer, but only when you need one.  


JBJ Legal handles the following types of commercial transactions: 

  • Commercial contracts and transactions, including drafting, negotiation, due diligence, and litigation of:

    • ​Vendor Contracts

    • Customer Contracts

    • User Agreements and Terms of Use

    • Purchase or Sale Order Terms and Conditions

    • Engagement Letters

    • Non-Disclosure Agreements

    • Publicity Releases

    • Sponsorship Agreements

    • License Agreements

  • Business succession planning, including preparation of Buy/Sell Agreements 

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Business Transfers, including guidance on the types of documents needed, due diligence, closing, and dispute resolution, including transactions involving the following:

    • Letters of Intent

    • ​Asset Purchase Agreements

    • Stock Purchase Agreements

  • Commercial, residential, industrial, retail, and office leases , including: 

    • ​Purchase Agreements

    • Installment Sales Agreements

    • Mortgages

    • Deed and Title Work​​​​​

    • Real estate agreements, including commercial and residential leases, factoring, or equipment leases​​
  • Representing franchisors and franchisees with:

    • ​Compliance with the state and federal laws regarding the sale of franchises in Indiana and across the United States

    • Drafting, review and negotiation of Franchise Disclosure Documents, Franchise Agreements, Operations Manuals, Commercial Lease Agreements and related contracts

    • Guidance on Indiana’s Franchise Disclosure Act, Indiana Franchise’s Deceptive Practices Act, regulation by the Indiana Securities Division, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office

    • Assistance to franchisors on the development, supervision, and control of their business operations, creation and implementation of a franchise system, marketing, and control of intellectual property, oversight of real estate and site selection and management of franchisee relations​

  • Guidance and legal support of technology-related transactions and relationships, such as:

    • ​Privacy and Data Security Issues, including:

      • ​Affiliate Marketing, E-Commerce, Web Development Deals, and Software Reseller/Distributor Transactions

      • CAN-SPAM and COPPA

      • U.S. and International Privacy Law

    • Website Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, Disclaimer Language, Data Use Notices and related opt-in procedures, as well as Trademark and Copyright Notices

    • License Agreements and Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Desktop as a Service (DaaS), and Backend as a Service (BaaS)/Application Service Provider (ASP) Agreements