Sometimes dealing with the bureaucracy of a state or federal administrative agency can be a real headache. Mike understands that, and he has the expertise to guide your case through the maze of turns that make such cases difficult. Working with government agencies is not a new experience for Mike, and he’ll represent you zealously. Yes, you CAN "fight City Hall”.
Mike understands that family relationships sometimes require “sorting out”. Mike can help you with child custody, support, and visitation matters; dissolution of marriage (divorce), post-dissolution matters; involuntary commitment due to psychiatric crisis; guardianships; juvenile cases; name changes; pre-nuptial agreements; elderly issues; and other matters that frequently face family members. Mike will also help you prepare your Advanced Medical Directives, as well as your Last Will and Testament.
Business and Commercial Law
Mike handles business and commercial matters for individuals, and for small and medium sized companies. Mike offers counseling for start-ups, and for businesses that hit a snag. He knows and understands that, whether it is a sole proprietorship or a company with many employees, business owners want to avoid becoming embroiled in time-consuming, lengthy and expensive litigation, so Mike will help you look for an acceptable remedy to help you avoid this drain on your resources. Mike Loomis also recognizes that sometimes in commerce you just have to protect your business in litigation, and he’ll help you do that.
Civil Litigation: As an experienced trial lawyer, Mike is quite comfortable in the courtroom. He handles general civil litigation cases, whether as the plaintiff’s counsel in pursuing a claim, or as defense counsel in defending against a claim.
It’s important if you’re injured in an accident that you protect your rights, and that you get legal advice, right away. Mike and three of his friends were in an accident in October 1972, sitting behind the driver in this Volkswagen Bug to the right of this text. He broke his left femur, and had blood clots in his right leg. He was trapped in the car for 45 minutes on U.S. 24. Mike was fortunate and blessed to have survived the accident. He knows what it is like to be an injured party in an automobile accident. Don’t rely on an insurance company adjustor to settle your claim. Mike will help you pursue your claim, and the LOOMIS LAW OFFICE won’t get paid until unless you get paid. And, if the settlement results in you getting less than your lawyer’s fees, Mike Loomis guarantees to provide you with a fair result. Mike is available for home and hospital visits, too.
Are you having a boundary dispute with your lake property? Until these matters get cleared up, the tension that they create with your neighbors can be unnerving. Mike can help you with your real estate problems.
Wills, Trusts and Estates
Protecting Your Legacy: You have worked hard all your life to acquire your assets, so the financial security associated with protecting them for your family’s well-being leaves you feeling comfortable with the future. As part of the process of planning your estate, we can thoroughly analyze your estate, and strategize the best way of transferring your assets. It is important to minimize taxes, establish the necessary trust if indicated, establish a guardianship for your children, support your personal philanthropic causes, and protect your loved ones.
LOOMIS LAW OFFICE will assist you with:
- Estate planning
- Wills and Trusts
- Advanced medical directives, including health care and financial powers of attorney
- Estate tax issues
- Probate matters, including estate administration and guardianships
A properly drafted trust and/or will allows you to distribute your personal and real property, establish care for your spouse and/or your children, and otherwise express your wishes for developments upon your death. If you die without a will, the state will dictate "how" your property is distributed, and other matters of importance to you; that may not reflect your desires. Let us draft the necessary legal documents to ensure that your intentions are honored.
Mike Loomis first soloed an airplane at his favorite airport in Fort Wayne, during the Summer of 1976 while a sophomore at Indiana University, in Bloomington. He obtained his Private Pilot license in 1978, before attending law school. Aviation has been a part of Mike’s life since he was a young boy. Mike will provide you with zealous advocacy in FAA enforcement actions; FAA Safety Medical cases; aircraft registration issues; aircraft accident investigations; hangar transactions; Part 135 Charter Operations; Part 65 “A & P” Mechanic issues; Part 141 Flight School operations; and, Part 145 Repair Station issues. Mike is experienced in many different facets of aviation law, and feels blessed that he has been able to have a career that combines aviation and the law.
Mike also feels very strongly about saving America’s airports. He successfully represented the group (S.A.F.E.) that saved Smith Field Airport (KSMD) in 2003 after the Airport Authority scheduled the airport's closure. The airport remained open, and is flourishing today. Mike has consulted in other airport closing fights. Many times, the very communities that are attempting to close the airport do not understand or comprehend the potential of the airport that they are trying to shut down, and Mike can help you create a legal and public relations campaign to keep that airport open, and allow it to grow.
Mike is past-president of the NTSB Bar Association (now called the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association [IATSBA], comprised of attorneys that practice before the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT). The main focus of this group of attorneys is the representation of pilots and aviation businesses in regulatory, certification, and enforcement actions. Mike stepped down as president after serving two terms.
Mike also acts as “mediator” in aviation cases and is available in Indiana to help resolve legal disputes between people from within and without the state.
Mike can provide you with advocacy in FAA Enforcement actions; FAA Safety Medical Cases; aircraft acquisition, aircraft leases, and aircraft registration issues; aircraft accident investigations; hangar transactions; Part 135 (Charter) Operations; aircraft liens; and airport matters.