Our History

BB&C takes pride in making clients’ problems our priority, and we’re known for being responsive, compassionate, and collaborative. We’re dedicated to community involvement, and we provide counsel to individuals, families, and businesses. For 70 years, our office has served the community with passion.

It all started in 1948, when William K. Bennett opened a law firm on the sixth floor of the Lafayette Loan & Trust Building. In the early 1960s, he formed a partnership with fellow Hoosier Richard A. Boehning, and when Brent E Clary became a partner in 1977, the name Bennett Boehning & Clary (BB&C) was born.

We help clients find new opportunities, and as they grow, we grow. We build relationships. We establish trust. And we don’t look in the rearview mirror. We look forward and help ensure our clients’ futures and everything important to them—their families, their businesses—are stable, secure, prosperous. From beginning to end, and during the challenges in between, we’re here to serve. We’re here for life.


Accolades & Wins
Chamber's Small Business of the Year
Years of Experience
Entrepreneur Clients
Hours/Day Available to Clients
Client Messages Missed
Trials to Date
Clients Served
Estate Planning Wealth Protected
Pro Bono Hours

At BB&C, we are committed to community. Serving is a privilege and honor, and we are the first law firm to receive the Greater Lafayette Commerce Small Business of the Year award.

Experience counts in every area of the law. Our team has the experience needed to craft innovative solutions for you.

BB&C represents many startup businesses. It is an honor to assist with the foundation of successful enterprises and continue to serve their business needs. We do what it takes to build a business.

The use of cutting-edge technology allows us to serve our international clients at any time of day. We are a flexible team that does what it takes to get the job done.

We make every effort to communicate with our clients in real time. Responsiveness is key to our clients’ success, and we enjoy this approach.

BB&C has a reputation of trying cases. Over the decades, we have tried cases in federal, state, and administrative law courts. We do not shy away from the court room.

Our diverse client base is constantly growing, and our team works with every facet of society.

Tax planning and wealth creation for closely-held family businesses are the keys to a successful multi-generational business. We have assisted estate planning clients with saving substantial wealth in estate transfers.

BB&C takes volunteering seriously. We regularly exceed 250 hours in legal services provided annually to the less fortunate. It is an honor to serve our community.