Hannah Kaufman Joseph

Top rated closely held business attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana

Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC
Hannah Kaufman Joseph
Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC

Practice Areas: Closely held business, Business litigation, Employment & labor; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 2004

Education: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011, 2013 - 2017

Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC

320 N Meridian St
Suite 428
Indianapolis, IN 46204 Visit website

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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

Closely held business, Business litigation, Employment & labor: employer, Employment & labor: employee, Securities & corporate finance

Focus areas

Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Wage & hour laws, Sexual harassment, Securities law

  • 40% Closely held business
  • 20% Business litigation
  • 20% Employment & labor: employer
  • 10% Employment & labor: employee
  • 10% Securities & corporate finance

First Admitted: 2004, Indiana

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

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
Honors/Awards:
  • 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
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 
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
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
Industry Groups:
  • Food And Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Software And Technology

Office location for Hannah Kaufman Joseph

320 N Meridian St
Suite 428
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-220-6290

Selections

6 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2011, 2013 - 2017

Top Lists

Top 50: Indiana Super Lawyers: 2023 Top 25: Women Indiana Super Lawyers: 2023

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