Baker & Daniels LLP has announced the establishment of an advanced manufacturing & logistics practice to work with the hundreds of Indiana businesses directly related to and affected by these rapidly growing industries. Partner James S. Birge has been appointed to lead this industry-based group.
"Indiana is called 'The Crossroads of America' for a reason," said Birge. "We are a strong manufacturing state, and one of the top states in the U.S. in terms of logistics infrastructure. We're poised for continued development in the advanced manufacturing and logistics industry, and Baker & Daniels wants to help our clients be a part of that growth."
The firm's advanced manufacturing and logistics group is comprised of more than 20 attorneys with experience in the numerous areas of law affecting transportation, manufacturing, distribution, warehousing and packaging companies. The group includes corporate, economic incentives, regulatory, tax, labor and employment, litigation, intellectual property and international professionals. By pulling together this variety of experience, the group will be able to provide comprehensive services to manufacturing and logistics companies poised for growth throughout the Midwest, including in such niche practice areas as international trade regulations, bonded warehousing, tax incentives, federal contracting, outsourcing and product recalls.
"Indiana has more interstate highways than any other state in the country, a new international airport with one of the largest freight hubs in the U.S., and ready access to rail and water transportation," said Baker & Daniels' Chair and Chief Executive Partner Thomas C. Froehle Jr. "The development of this group provides us with the ability to serve an industry with extraordinary growth potential. Our team looks forward to helping businesses throughout the Midwest achieve that potential in the coming years."