About Us

Michiana law firm, THK Law, LLP, has been combining the resources of a large law firm with the personal attention and efficiency of a small firm since 1997. Founders Malcolm J. Tuesley and Thomas J. Hall combined their estate planning and business counsel services and set the firm’s high standard for serving clients. In 2008, Robert J. Konopa (Bob) merged his trial practice with Tuesley and Hall adding additional mediation and litigation capabilities to our portfolio of legal services. Bob continued with THK through December 2021. Today, THK Law’s team of knowledgeable attorneys and paralegals remains committed to respecting and understanding our clients’ unique business and individual goals.

Our team approach

THK Law, LLP has 3 primary practice areas, business counsel, civil litigation, estate planning, which includes elder law, and administration of estates. Within these practice areas, our attorneys handle many types of legal matters. Our attorneys consult across practice areas so our clients receive the benefit of their combined knowledge and experience.

We also have extensive experience working with large national law firms, neighboring local firms, and in-house counsel, handling complex business transactions and litigation matters.

THK understands that our clients must be supported by a strong team that knows their business. In the summer of 2020, THK engaged an outside chief diversity officer with over 15 years of experience to conduct an assessment. They were charged with drafting a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategic plan and helping the firm implement the plan going forward. Although THK understands that its work in this area will never be done, it is pleased to have a DEI committee in place that is implementing a structured DEI plan with very specific goals and accountability. Click here to learn more about THK’s DEI work to-date.

Three offices

Our South Bend office has been located at 212 East LaSalle since 2002. In 2016 we opened an Elkhart office to better serve our growing clientele in Elkhart County, and in 2012 we opened an office in Cassopolis, Michigan to meet the needs of our Michigan client base. Contact information for all offices is found at the bottom of this page.

Practice Areas

Business Counsel

  • Business entity formation
  • Business growth & tax planning
  • Exit & succession planning
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • Financing agreements
  • Intellectual property
  • Technology
  • Electronic discovery
  • Contracts & contract review
  • Employment practices & policies
  • Employee benefits
  • Employment contracts
  • Federal & state compliance
  • Real estate transactions
  • Construction agreements
  • Leases & lease negotiations
  • Business acquisitions & sales
  • Medical practice agreements

Estate Planning & Administration

  • Wills & living wills
  • Trusts & living trusts
  • Estate & trust administration
  • Charitable planning
  • Charitable trusts
  • Funding trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Healthcare directives
  • Powers of attorney
  • Vacation home planning
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Probate

Elder Law

  • Trust & estate planning
  • Medicaid eligibiity
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Special needs trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Powers of attorney
  • Estate taxation
  • Probate

Civil Litigation

  • Employment litigation
  • Product liability
  • Contract disputes
  • Personal injury – defendants
  • Personal injury – plaintiffs
  • Wrongful death
  • Transportation
  • Fraud
  • Unfair competition
  • Breach of fiduciary responsibility
  • Payment of contract terms
  • Conformance of goods to specifications
  • Disputes over the meaning of contract terms
  • Disputes based on another party’s interference with its contracts

Civil Litigation – cont’d

  • Interference with business expectations
  • Interference with business relationships
  • Corporate & partnership disputes
  • Non-compete covenants
  • Discrimination actions
  • Trade secrets
  • Warranty claims
  • Intellectual property claims
  • Construction disputes
  • Real estate disputes
  • Land use, zoning and construction
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Transportation disputes
  • Probate & trust litigation

Personal Injury

  • Serious injury cases
  • Wrongful death
  • Professional malpractice
  • Products liability

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Support issues
  • Child custody issues

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.