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Attorney John Barce focuses his practice on business transactions, federal and state taxation, charitable planning, estate and business succession planning, intellectual property and biotechnology licensing, and tax controversies.

John is a member of the Indiana State and the Allen County Bar Associations. He is a cofounder and director of NeighborLink’s Fort Wayne Foundation, a volunteer attorney with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, and a member of the board of directors for the BCS Foundation. John has presented on a wide variety of topics, including business and succession planning and tax planning to local and state-wide audiences over the years. Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV®Preeminent™ rated attorney based on their peer review ratings, John also was listed in the Best Lawyers in America® publication in 2015 and 2016.


Practice areas


  1. Tax: 30%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
  5. Life Sciences: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Barrett McNagny LLP

215 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN, 46802


INActive In Good Standing198908/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, Corporate LawBest Lawyers in America2016
Best Lawyer, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses LawBest Lawyers in America2016
Best Lawyer, Corporate LawBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarrett McNagny2002 - Present
AttorneyBarnes & Thornburg1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana State BarMemberN/A
Allen County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Indiana State Bar Association, Taxation SectionChair2003 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
Business Week- Point of LawFamily Business Succession Plan Warrants A Custom Solution2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Indiana University School of LawN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fort Wayne Estate Planning CouncilPitfalls to Avoid in Business Succession Planning2011
Indiana Continuing Legal Education ForumExit Planning, Succession Issues and Tax Matters2009
Allen County Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationEthical Issues to Consider in Connection with the Sale of a Law Practice2006
Indiana State Bar Association Tax Section MeetingCurrent Issues Affecting the Use of Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships in Gift and Estate Planning2000