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Business Services

Business moves our economy and for those who have chosen the entrepreneurial path, it could not be more true or personal. Our attorneys have spent their careers in dedicated work on behalf of business, both large and small. We understand your needs and have built our firm around responding both quickly and knowledgeably so that you can make informed decisions about the things that move your world.

We have the experience to help you take your business to the next level. Whether that is setting up a new business structure that will work best for you, expanding your business, or transitioning your business to your family, key employees, or third-party buyers, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to complete the project efficiently and cost effectively.

Areas of Service
  • Labor and Employment, advice and counsel
  • Incorporation, LLCs, Partnerships
  • Nonprofit Incorporation
  • Employee Discipline, Discharge and Grievances
  • Workplace Harassment and Discrimination
  • Severance Agreements
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Employee Contracts
  • Banking and Commercial
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Sales Tax Planning
  • Outside General Counsel
Real Estate Law

We represent buyers, sellers, lenders, and real estate brokers and agents in the purchase, sale, and lease of real estate, whether commercial or residential. We can also help you defer paying unnecessary capital gains taxes through the strategic use of like-kind exchanges.

Our attorneys have represented international, national, and local developers in planning their development projects. We routinely appear for our clients in front of local governmental boards regarding the planning and approval of agricultural, residential, commercial, and industrial development projects. We also routinely assist our clients with obtaining local property tax abatements and rezoning matters to accommodate their business expansion.

Areas of Service
  • Residential Services
  • Commercial Services
  • Property Development
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Property Tax Appeals
Personal Injury / Wrongful Death

We represent individuals and families who have been impacted by the carelessness and negligence of others. We use a personal yet aggressive approach to recovering fair compensation for the injured, and the families who have lost loved ones due to someone else’s negligence.

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Civil Litigation

Represent clients in civil disputes, such as contracts, transactional disputes, landlord–tenant matters, employment and real estate; in state and federal courts (trial and appellate levels); in mediations and arbitrations; and before governmental agencies.

Environmental Law

We provide counsel to parties involved in commercial property transactions to minimize exposure to environmental risks. We also advise regarding the ins-and-outs of dealing with environmental regulatory agencies and, when necessary, defend those clients against claims brought by those agencies while identifying and securing sources of funding to clean up contamination.

Areas of Service
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Representatives
  • Funeral Declarations
  • Living Wills
  • Designation of Guardians over Minor Children
  • Charitable Giving
  • Estate Tax Planning
Estate or Trust Administration

The loss of a loved one is terribly trying, particularly in these uncertain times. We know how to handle these stressful times, taking on the burden so that you and your family can grieve without worrying about handling what can be complicated financial decisions. We will walk beside you to administer the estate or trust, guiding you through the process from start to finish promptly and efficiently.

Areas of Service
  • Probate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Intestate Administration (where no Last Will & Testament exists or cannot be located)
  • Litigation over Administration of an Estate
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Legal disputes happen. We have a legal system that provides a solution for those disputes and it often results in years of stress and hardship on top of the extraordinary costs involved. In modern times, most of these disputes can be resolved prior to trial, through the use of trained third party neutral attorneys known as mediators. Mediators are trained to help parties find a middle ground that each can live with. It removes the decision-making from the judge or jury and puts the power back in your hands. While most mediators have experience in legal disputes, often that experience is not in the areas within which your dispute has arisen. If you or your business are experiencing a business, real estate or estate dispute, it is important to have a trained mediator who has deep experience in those very areas. Our attorney mediators have deep experience in the subject matter, and a wealth of trial experience coming from our representation of clients in those disputes. We bring that experience to bear to help you find a solution to complex problems. By working with each party to better understand their positions, we find we are often able to help the parties find a creative solution. Having the ability to have a meaningful voice in your resolution gives a party both certainly and a higher feeling of satisfaction than having a judge or strangers tell them what is going to happen to them. Being able to resolve a dispute can save valuable time and costs that can be better used elsewhere.

Transportation Law

We represent and counsel companies in all levels of the transportation industry, including shippers, motor carriers, brokers, and logistics companies, in all areas of their transportation related legal needs. We understand the importance of quick, efficient, and practical legal advice to our transportation clients and will work as hard to deliver for your business as you do for your customers. With over 30 years combined experience focused on the transportation industry, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to provide sound legal advice that takes into account the practical and operational challenges facing the transportation industry in the 21st century. The size of our firm provides us with the freedom and flexibility to offer innovative and fair fee structures when working on your legal needs that may not be available when working with larger law firms. Further, our extensive experience and knowledge of the transportation industry and diverse legal practice makes us the ideal law firm to serve as outside general counsel for small to mid-sized transportation companies. Further, our knowledge of the legal issues affecting the transportation industry and extensive experience in estate planning makes us uniquely situated to advise your company on business succession or estate planning issues.

Areas of Practice
  • Corporate Structuring and Business Transactions
  • Business Succession and Estate Planning
  • Regulatory, Licensing, and Permitting
  • Transportation Contract Drafting and Review
  • Risk Mitigation and Insurance Strategies
  • Cargo and Freight Charge Claims
  • International Cross-Border Transportation
  • Excess Exposure Monitoring
  • Outside General Counsel
  • International Registration Plan Compliance
  • International Fuel Tax Agreement Compliance
  • Complex Litigation
  • Employment, Confidentiality, and Non-Compete Agreements
Client Reviews
"My experience with Beck Rocker & Habig went beyond expectations. I had never required legal services before my incident so I didn't know what to expect. Ashley and her team went out of their way to make the whole process as easy as it could be for their client. They exhibited a real concern for my health and well being and handled my case with integrity and professionalism. They have taken care of all the details and were very responsive to all my questions, and there were many of those. If I am ever again in need of legal services, Beck Rocker & Habig will be the firm I shall call! Thank you." D.W.
"Jeff Rocker - Excellent Attorney in Columbus, IN - Jeff Rocker has assisted my family on issues and I have had the pleasure to work with him through my company. He was extremely knowledgable in business law and explains it to his clients in easy to understand language. He has a solid reputation with the personnel in the courthouse and city hall. Not only does he have extensive knowledge in family and business law, but he has a "down to earth" personality that truly shines through. Often times people are afraid of attorneys or relunctant to seek advice from one, but Jeff Rocker makes you feel at ease the minute you meet him. He truly wants to help people and represent them in the best light he can." Dona
"Mr. Rocker has been nothing short of extraordinary in handling my affairs and the affairs of my company. As having been caught up in the real estate bubble several years back, my company has had its share of turmoil. Mr. Rocker has been there and continues to be here every step of the way. In addition to company issues that stemmed from the "bubble" bursting, personal issues have come my way as well. Jeff has handled each case with the utmost attention to detail. He continues to carefully explain his thought process and strategy in dealing with each situation as if it and I were his only case." Fred