Amy L. Evard serves as a paralegal in the Corporate Department of Barnes & Thornburg's South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana offices.
Amy focuses her practice in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, and civil litigation. Her responsibilities include assisting with acquisitions and divestitures and drafting articles of incorporation, bylaws, initial minutes and stock certificates. In addition, she maintains the corporate minute books (including drafting board and shareholder meetings minutes and consents in lieu of annual meetings, maintaining stock ledgers, and amending bylaws) and prepares annual reports for a number of corporations.
She also assists in preparing and filing UCC financing statements, applications for authority to transact business in other states, initial formation documentation for new entities including assisting with obtaining federal identification numbers and state tax identifications numbers, drafting motions for civil litigation matters, and performs legal research. Amy assists with estate administration and probate matters including preparing and submitting probate pleadings and preparing Inheritance Tax Returns.
Professional and Community Involvement
Voting member, Michiana Paralegal Association
Former adjunct professor, paralegal studies program, Indiana University South Bend