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13 Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2020; Mike Schopmeyer Named Metro “Lawyer of the Year” for Construction Law

13 Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2020; Mike Schopmeyer Named Metro "Lawyer of the Year" for Construction Law

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is happy to announce that 13 KDDK attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Greatest Legal professionals in America© 2020 for their work in 17 areas of regulation, and that Mike Schopmeyer has been named the 2020 “Lawyer of the Yr” for Development Regulation within the Evansville metro area.

First revealed in 1983, The Greatest Legal professionals in America has turn out to be considered the definitive guide to legal excellence. Greatest Legal professionals is predicated on an exhaustive peer-review survey by which virtually 50,000 leading attorneys forged almost 5 million votes on the legal talents of different legal professionals of their apply areas. Legal professionals aren’t required or allowed to pay a charge to be listed. “Lawyer of the Yr” awards are introduced annually to a single excellent lawyer in every follow area and designated metropolitan space. (

KDDK attorneys selected by their friends for inclusion in The Greatest Legal professionals in America 2020 are:

Jeffrey W. (Jeff) Ahlers
Recognized for: Litigation – Environmental

Jeff is an experienced lawyer who represents shoppers on environmental and actual estate issues and sophisticated business and business disputes; defends companies and insurance corporations in personal damage and product legal responsibility instances; defends companies and management in employment and discrimination claims; represents models of presidency, and litigates personal damage claims on behalf of victims. An Indiana Registered Civil Mediator, Jeff earned his Bachelor’s Degree from DePauw University and his Juris Physician from the Valparaiso University Faculty of Regulation.

Robert F. (Ted) Barron II
Recognized for: Well being Care Regulation

Ted, who’s licensed to apply regulation in Indiana and Kentucky, commonly assists hospitals, health methods and physicians on contractual matters, joint ventures, regulatory and compliance issues associated to the Stark Act and Anti-Kickback Statutes, numerous operational issues, physician follow acquisitions and employment issues. Ted is fluent in Spanish and in addition speaks Portuguese. He acquired his Bachelor’s Degree from IU, a Grasp of Enterprise Administration diploma from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and his Juris Doctor cum laude from the IU Maurer Faculty of Regulation, the place he served as Assistant Editor of the Indiana Regulation Journal.

Kent A. (KAB) Brasseale II
Acknowledged for: Development Regulation, Actual Property Regulation
2017 and 2019
Evansville “Lawyer of the Yr” for: Actual Property Regulation

KAB’s chemical engineering diploma and many years of legal experience equip him to represents shoppers in issues involving real property improvement; brownfield redevelopment tasks; development contracts; oil, fuel and coal lease transactions; mineral asset gross sales and acquisitions; mineral venture capitalizations; trademark and copyright registrations and infringement claim decision; and confidentiality agreement negotiation and declare prosecution. Licensed to apply in Indiana and Illinois, he has been a Actual Property Certification Program Instructor since 1996. KAB earned his Bachelor’s Diploma from Purdue College and his Juris Physician from the Indiana College Maurer Faculty of Regulation.

Maria L. Bulkley
Acknowledged for: Land Use and Zoning Regulation

Maria routinely assists shoppers with the local authorities processes related with land use and real property improvement, and negotiates encroachment agreements, easement agreements, economic improvement incentives, and different agreements important to real estate improvement. She also represents shoppers in family regulation issues with an emphasis on dissolutions of marriage involving complicated marital estates, and serves as a mediator for home relations and common civil matters. Maria earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Spanish and Finance/Economics/International Enterprise from the College of Evansville and her Juris Physician from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney Faculty of Regulation.

Allison Okay. Comstock
Acknowledged for: Actual Property Regulation

Allison often handles real property issues together with acquisitions, gross sales, leasing and improvement of economic and residential properties, and §1031 tax-deferred like-kind exchanges; and represents the pursuits of small businesses and healthcare providers. Allison also assists individuals in creating their property plans to successfully utilize out there estate and present tax exemptions and supply for the strategic transition of belongings to youngsters and incapacitated relations; and advises executors and trustees throughout probate and trust administration. Allison earned her Bachelor’s Degree magna cum laude from Azusa Pacific University, and her Juris Physician cum laude from Southwestern Regulation Faculty.

Monica E. Edwards
Recognized for: Actual Estate Regulation

Monica has in depth experience in recovery of funds for environmental investigation and clean-up at petroleum-, chlorinated solvent-, and heavy metal-impacted websites. She represents shoppers on state and federal environmental matters and draws upon her scientific experience as a technical providers chemist and prior environmental marketing consultant in her follow of environmental regulation. Monica earned her Bachelor’s Diploma in Chemistry and her Grasp’s Degree in Hazardous Waste and Materials Management from Southern Methodist University, and her Juris Physician from the College of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis Faculty of Regulation.

Shannon S. Frank
Acknowledged for: Intently Held Corporations and Family Companies Regulation, Actual Estate Regulation

Shannon has greater than 25 years’ experience representing intently held corporations in quite a lot of issues, including buy and promote transactions, business group, contracts, sale and leasing of properties, and employment points. She additionally assists many builders, subcontractors and suppliers in the development business; and assists shoppers with their property and wealth switch planning and in the course of the probate and belief administration process. Shannon earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Indiana College Kelley Faculty of Enterprise and her Juris Doctor from the Indiana University Maurer Faculty of Regulation.

Jake R. Fulcher
Acknowledged for: Labor Regulation – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment

Jake represents public and private employers in all elements of labor and employment regulation, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, handling arbitrations, representing shoppers at all ranges of administrative proceedings (including issues earlier than the EEOC, NLRB, and the DOL), and reviewing and drafting employment contracts, consulting agreements, handbooks, severance packages, and so forth. He devotes a lot of his follow to day by day shopper counseling, creating greatest practices, and offering administration and supervisor coaching on quite a lot of issues. Jake earned his Bachelor’s Diploma from the University of Southern Indiana and his Juris Physician from California Western Faculty of Regulation.

Jon D. Goldman
Recognized for: Employment Regulation – Administration, Labor Regulation – Management

Jon advises employers on compliance with federal and state employment legal guidelines such as the Nationwide Labor Relations Act, the People with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Truthful Labor Standards Act. He additionally advises public and private universities in a broad vary of federal and state statutory and regulatory points and in matters earlier than the Division of Schooling’s Office of Civil Rights. Jon has in depth experience in non-competition/non-solicitation and commerce secret disputes and other points that come up between employers and their staff. Jon earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University and his Juris Physician from the Illinois Institute of Know-how, Chicago-Kent School of Regulation.

Jeffrey Okay. Helfrich
Acknowledged for: Intently Held Corporations and Household Businesses Regulation, Business Finance Regulation, Business Transactions/UCC Regulation, Mergers and Acquisitions Regulation, Real Estate Regulation

Jeff advises and represents shoppers in the purchase and sale of companies; business and residential actual property transactions; correct enterprise entity selection; enterprise group structuring; and negotiation, drafting and assessment of business contracts and sophisticated loan transactions and documentation. He’s licensed to follow regulation in Indiana and Kentucky. Jeff earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana College and his Juris Physician from the Indiana College McKinney Faculty of Regulation.

Mark S. Samila
Recognized for: Banking and Finance Regulation, Intently Held Corporations and Family Businesses Regulation, Company Regulation, Real Property Regulation

Mark is a business lawyer whose follow consists of tax and estate planning, financial providers (including financial institution and bond financing, collectors’ rights, workouts and chapter) and business regulation. Formerly a tax and management advisor to privately-owned businesses for Ernst & Young, Mark is licensed to follow regulation in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri and is an Indiana licensed civil mediator. He earned his Bachelor’s Diploma cum laude from the College of Missouri and his Juris Physician from the College of Missouri.

G. Michael (Mike) Schopmeyer
2020 Evansville “Lawyer of the Yr” for: Development Regulation
Recognized for: Enterprise Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Development Regulation, Economic Improvement Regulation, Environmental Regulation, Litigation – Environmental, Actual Property Regulation

Mike has vital expertise in brownfield redevelopment and clean-ups, enterprise provide contracting, industrial and headquarter development tasks, property tax incentives, actual property acquisition, leasing, condemnation and environmental authorized actions. He’s an American Arbitration Affiliation Degree II Arbitrator. Mike earned his Bachelor’s Diploma in Finance from the College of Evansville and his Juris Physician from the IU McKinney Faculty of Regulation.

Brian P. Williams
Recognized for: Economic Improvement Regulation

Brian’s greater than 30 years of authorized experience consists of serving as lead lawyer for vital regional financial improvement tasks, representing shoppers in business actual estate litigation, litigating disputes associated to contested wills and trusts, representing shoppers in defense of discrimination claims, and representing shoppers in litigation involving a broad range of issues; and has been a party to numerous revealed instances. Brian earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana College and has Juris Doctor from Indiana University’s Maurer Faculty of Regulation.

Based in 1908, Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is a full-service regulation agency devoted to successfully serving the authorized needs of regional, national and worldwide shoppers, including privately-held companies, public corporations, monetary institutions, governmental our bodies, healthcare providers, people, insurers, producers, non-profit organizations, professionals, spiritual establishments, trusts and estates, and universities. We attempt to be long-term counselors and partners to efficiently meet each shopper’s distinctive needs. For more information about KDDK, please go to or name (812) 423-3183. KDDK is a member of Meritas, one of the world’s largest alliances of prequalified unbiased regulation companies.

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