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Veronica L. Jarnagin

Veronica L. Jarnagin

also known as Veronica Jarnagin MBA, JD

Practice areas:

Business, Estate Planning, Corporate & Incorporation, Trusts, Adoption, Guardianship

About Me

Practical.  Professional.  Personal Service.  


 


If you ask my clients and colleagues, these are my hallmarks.  I have always believed that many times the client is best served by practicality at least as much as technical legal issues and their consequences.  Yes, you can sue for this or that, yes you can try to include and fortify against every possible issue, claim or contingency in a contract; but there are PRACTICAL limits.  And, sometimes, it's just good business do take alternative action rather than the most legally-protected action.  Yes, I can prepare an estate plan that takes into account only today's situation with your family and finances and apply the tax and other legal concerns that are in place today.  OR, I can give you one that will be flexible for tax and family changes for years to come.


 


At the same time, while many firms achieve efficiency by processing form documents, your situation is completely different from your neighbor's or your brother-in-law's.  This is YOUR life and livelihood and business's and/or family's future; so "filling in the blanks" is inappropriate.  


 


So I listen, and prod some questions and potential concerns from you; and then I advise and draft the appropriate contract or estate plan tailored to YOUR circumstances and your family's current or potential issues.  You will not be "processed" by a paralegal or a document system.  


 


Integrity is my utmost responsibility to you.  And, if I handle a dispute for you, I will hold opposing counsel to professional ethical standards, too.  


 


But I have a good humor, too.  Heck, my "high-rise office" is a Tree House!


 


I hope you will call me when you need legal advice regarding business, estate planning/administration, adoption or guardianship matters.  Below are some representative projects that I have handled in the past 6 months:


 



 


Estate Planning; Guardianships; Probate Administration; Adoptions;


 


Advise Fiduciary re: out-of-state real property and business interests, annuity, trust administration; and negotiate settlement of co-fiduciaries' duties under Trust terms;


 


Negotiate settlement of dispute involving participant's qualified retirement account;


 


Negotiate and Draft private viatical (life insurance) settlement and alternatives thereto;


 


Prepare and complete merger of two S-corporations;


 


Charitable gift of antiquities to a university library; Sale of other antiquities


 


Draft Master Service Agreement and Service Attachments thereto for I.T. service firm;


 


Negotiate and Draft private viatical (life insurance) settlement and alternatives thereto;


 


Defend contract dispute;  negotiate settlements of services agreement disputes;


 


Draft Services Agreements for Web Design and Hosting Company;


 


Business Succession Planning for owner of construction services firm and Redemption of non-employee shareholders in preparation for same;


 


Phantom Share Plan for key employees



 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    16 years, 250 cases
  2. Business: 25%
    19 years, 75 cases
  3. Trusts: 15%
    16 years, 200 cases
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
    19 years, 20 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Travis Alan Van Winkle

    I have had the pleasure of working with Roni on a number of cases over the years. She is a passionate and assertive advocate for her clients. She believes strongly in doing what is right. In our most recent case together, we were able to bring about an outcome that exceeded the client's expectations. I have referred a number of friends and prospects to Roni and will happily continue to do so. Should I ever find myself indeed of services in her practice areas, I would call on her without hesitation to represent me.

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    Travis Van Winkle Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Veronica L Jarnagin, Attorney, PC

ronilaw@rocketmail.com
Near 75th St and Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing199607/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Senior Service AwardIU School of Law1996
cum laudeIU School of Law1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentVeronica Jarnagin, Attorney, PC2003 - Present
Of CounselBarnes & Thornburg, LLP1999 - 2003
AssociateIce Miller Donadio & Ryan1995 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Indy Rainbow Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember1996 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Indiana LawyerNumerous Retirement and Estate Planning articles2001
Indiana Law Review“A Call for National Long Term Care Reform: Indiana’s Private-Public Cooperative as an Example”1995

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law and Graduate School of BusinessLaw and BusinessJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConferenceSpecial Needs Trust Planning and Guardianships2010
Continuing Education CommitteeEstate Planning for non-U.S. citizens2006