Author Archives: Don Densborn
“The Indiana entrepreneurial class has lost one of its greatest champions. Dave Millard touched all. I recall when he first became a lawyer. He was a small business wunderkind. He focused like a laser on the peculiar legal needs of struggling upstarts. When the tech revolution hit Indiana in the ‘90s, he led it. He taught us that the success of Indiana business depended on its professional class joining ranks and moving up toward the front. He took us there like a field marshal would. He encouraged. He prodded. He helped. When necessary, he put it over the goal-line himself — but not just for himself.
“I do not know when the man slept, but, deservedly, he sleeps now. May he rest in peace. It is left to us to fill the ranks and soldier on — not just for ourselves.”
In December 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued what many call the “Quickie Election” Rule or “Ambush Election” Rule. In short, this new rule will decrease the period of time between a union election petition and the election itself from around forty-two (42) days to as few as fourteen (14) days. The rule is set to take effect today (April 14, 2015).
Densborn Blachly is privileged to represent Indiana entrepreneurs who make, market and sell uniquely Hoosier products. A recent article by The Indiana Lawyer has profiled the successes Indiana business owners have had restoring vintage Hoosier brands. They have caused a resurgence in their retro products by capitalizing on trademarked brands that, while disappearing for a time from the shelves, were so well-established that they did not lose their cachet.
We are pleased to announce that Densborn Blachly, LLP is named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Best Law Firms are chosen for persistently impressive ratings by clients and peers as to the quality of their work, their professionalism and their integrity. Coming only seventeen months after our formation, this recognition is especially gratifying for our firm. It is an honor to keep company with the other great firms named.
Densborn Blachly is pleased to announce that Jim Coles, a highly respected intellectual property attorney in Central Indiana, has joined the firm. He will continue to focus on helping clients with intellectual property transactions, assist them in resolving disputes involving technology and intellectual property and provide executive-level counseling and advice for a variety of intellectual property issues. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Densborn Blachly lost a great champion on Friday. Tim was a great believer in us, in our vision, and in what good might be wrought, if we would only try. He inspired our decision to start the firm, encouraged our efforts at it, and even helped prepare the ground we occupy today.
I was recently interviewed for The Indiana Lawyer in regards to opening the new firm. They did a nice little piece that really captures the entrepreneurial essence of what we are doing, and I thought I would share it.