Craig Fugate is the managing partner and founder of the firm. Craig is focuses his practice on assisting franchisee clients with starting thier franchise including business entity selection, taxation selection, FDD reviews, franchsie agreement reviews and negotiations, lease reviews and negotiations, operating agreements and more. Craig is licensed in Indiana and Wisconsin. He also often assists new and existing clients in business restructuring, financing transactions, acquisitions and sales of businesses, drafting and reviewing contracts, and real estate purchase and sale transactions. Craig also provides general counsel services to several business clients.
Craig was admitted to the bar in 2008. Since 2008, Craig has worked in and with small and medium sized companies as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Additionally, Craig uses his MBA in finance and his business experience to advise clients on general business issues enabling them to have expert business advice without having to hire a consultant or another employee. Craig enjoys becoming an integral part of his clients' businesses.
Craig is a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising and Business Law Division.
Anne Medlin Lowe
Anne is a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, where she was a Media Fellow, Honor Scholar, award-winning student journalist and on-air personality, and interned with media organizations such as Clear Channel Radio and MTV Networks. After graduating from DePauw, Anne worked for two years as an associate producer at an Indianapolis video production firm specializing in legal video.
During law school, Anne volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem, was named to the Order of the Barristers, and argued in the final round of the Staton Moot Court Competition. She also participated in the Evans Constitutional Law National Moot Court Competition both as an advocate and as a coach. Anne was the Executive Note Development Editor for the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review and in 2013 earned the Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence for her pro bono service.
Anne spent the first years of her legal career clerking for the Honorable Paul D. Mathias of the Indiana Court of Appeals. It was here she learned the art of meticulous, thorough research and crisp, compelling legal analysis.
Anne has spent the years following her clerkship as a trial and appellate litigator, handling cases ranging from simple auto accident matters to criminal appeals to complex civil appeals before the Indiana Supreme Court. Every year since 2017, Anne has been recognized on the Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list.
Anne assists franchise clients with transactions but spends most of her time advising clients on litigation matters in both state and federal courts.