Hannah Kaufman Joseph

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Closely Held Business Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC
 | 320 N Meridian St, Suite 428
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-220-6290
Fax: 317-423-5428
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011, 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Closely Held Business (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As an advocate for local, regional and national businesses, Hannah Kaufman Joseph handles commercial law cases. She is an attorney at Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    In 2001, Ms. Joseph earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Indiana University, where she also minored in business and received a certificate in Jewish studies. She then attended the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 2004. While there, she was the articles editor for the school's law review.

    Ms. Joseph has a career steeped in business law experience. She was instrumental in developing and passing legislation alongside then-Governor Mike Pence who established Indiana as a leader in helping small businesses through adopting modern laws. Additionally, she is a licensed stockbroker and registered investment advisor.

    Throughout her career, Ms. Joseph has worked with clients from across a range of industries including manufacturing, technology, hospitality, food and software. While she focuses her practice on commercial contracts, she guides entrepreneurs and business owners through matters such as raising capital, buying and selling businesses, employment matters and new ventures. Her work also includes counseling professional athletes and high net worth individuals on their enterprises. As a business owner herself, she recognizes the conflicts and concerns her clients encounter as they grow their organizations.

    The Indianapolis Business Journal has included Ms. Joseph in its 40 Under 40 list.

    Ms. Joseph is highly involved in civic and volunteer activities with organizations that include the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Women's Fund of Central Indiana and the Indiana University Alumni Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Closely Held Business
    • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Securities & Corporate Finance
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Securities Law, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2011, 2013 - 2017

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    About Hannah Kaufman Joseph

    Admitted: 2004, Indiana

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jbjlegal.com/hannahkaufmanjoseph


    • Received Honorable Distinction in Michael S. Greenberg National Writing Competition
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 - 2017
    • Indianapolis Business Journal Forty Under 40, 2013
    • Super Lawyers, 2018-2020
    • Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Diplomatic Seminar for Young Jewish Leaders, 2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Series 66 - Registered Investment Advisor, 2003
    • Series 63 - Registered Agent of the Uniform Securities Act, 2000
    • Series 7 - General Securities Representative License, 2000
    • Indiana Insurance License - Life, Accident and Health, 2002

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    • Indianapolis Bar Association Multistate Bar Review Course, Lecturer on Contracts, 2012
    • Indiana

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, ATID Leadership Program, 2011 – Present
    • Plan 2020 Bicentennial Plan for Indianapolis, Work Indy Committee, 2014 - 2016
    • Business Ownership Initiative, Board of Directors, Treasurer, Speaker and Micro-Loan Committee Member, 2012 – 2018 
    • Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Committee Member, 2007 – 2008
    • Indiana Women’s Fund, OPTIONS Program, 2006 – 2010
    • Indiana University Alumni Association, Member, 2005 – Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Articles Editor, Indiana Law Review
    • Negotiation of Lease Agreements, Presenter, Business Ownership Initiative, 2010
    • Risks of Use of Social Media Tools in HR Context, Presenter, EIHRA, 2010
    • Basics of Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Presenter, Indiana Paediatrics Incorporated, 2010
    • 3-2-1 Launch, Presenter, Business Ownership Initiative, 2010
    • Beyond Facebook - Legal Issues in Marketing Your Company, Presenter, IndySHRM Consultants Forum, 2009
    • Business Contracts, Presenter, Business Ownership Initiative, 2009
    • Registering Your Business in Indiana, Presenter, Business Ownership Initiative, 2009
    • Social Media in the Workplace, Lecturer, CPE Link/Indiana CPA Society, 2012
    • Legal Drafting and Document Management for Attorneys, Lecturer, National Business Institute, 2012
    • Don't Lose the Battle of the Forms - Strategies for Negotiating Terms and Conditions, Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, 2007
    • Digital Marketing: The Legal "Do’s" and "Don’ts" of Using Social Media, Presenter, Indianapolis Social Media Breakfast Series, 2009
    • Understanding Contracts, Engagement Letters and Memorandums of Understanding, Presenter, Group Of Owners For Independent Enterprise, 2009
    • "Will New Blog Rules End Pay for Play," Author, Opinion, Indiana Business Journal, 2009
    • "Don't Repeat Marsh's Mistake," Author, Opinion, Indiana Business Journal, 2009
    • Beyond Facebook - Legal Issues in Marketing Your Company, Presenter, Business Ownership Initiative, 2009
    • What to Know When Using an Independent Contractor, Presenter, Indiana CPA Society Small Firm Conference, 2011
    • Top Five Legal Issues Facing You, Presenter, Indiana CPA Society Small Firm Conference, 2011
    • "Is Working for Yourself or for Others Riskier," Author, Opinion, Indiana Business Journal, 2011
    • Career Compass - Starting Your Own Business, Presenter, Indy Hub, 2010
    • Social Media: Potential and Peril, Presenter, Indianapolis CPA Society, 2010
    • "Beware of Screening Applicants with Social Media," Author, Opinion, Indiana Business Journal, 2010

    Educational Background:

    • Indiana University, B.A. in History and minor in Business, with Certificate in Jewish Studies, Dean’s List and Member, Sigma Delta Tau Sorority 

    Industry Groups

    • Food And Hospitality
    • Manufacturing
    • Retail
    • Software And Technology
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    Office Location for Hannah Kaufman Joseph

    320 N Meridian St
    Suite 428
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Phone: 317-220-6290

    Fax: 317-423-5428

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