Tuchman named Honorary Consul of Denmark

Tuchman named Honorary Consul of Denmark

Prominent local attorney takes on official duties

Contact: Ingrid E. Cummings, APR Rubicon Communications, LLC
Phone: 317-873-0651

(INDIANAPOLIS, October 20, 2003) -- The Royal Danish Consulate General in Chicago is pleased to announce that Indianapolis attorney Steven L. Tuchman of the law firm Lewis & Kappes has been appointed Honorary Consul by Her Majesty Margrethe II.

As honorary consul of Denmark, Mr. Tuchman's duties will include promoting goodwill between the United States and Denmark; performing limited consular functions such as passports, drivers licenses, and absentee ballots; as well as providing general assistance to Danish nationals and organizations. Mr. Tuchman speaks Danish as a result of a professional position in Copenhagen earlier in his career.

Mr. Tuchman has been presented with a three-foot high Danish coat of arms as a sovereign emblem of the country of Denmark. The coat of arms is displayed prominently in the downtown offices of Lewis & Kappes and is evidence of the office's stature as a Danish consulate.

"I am truly honored to receive this designation," said Tuchman. "I intend to uphold the spirit of the Consulate and to further the friendly relationship between the U.S. and Denmark."

Mr. Tuchman has been named the best immigration lawyer in Indianapolis, as designated by Indianapolis Monthly magazine. He practices primarily in the areas of immigration and international law, real estate, and corporate and business law. He has written and lectured widely on immigration and nationality law.

Mr. Tuchman's thoughts on immigration have been in particular demand since the tragedy of September 11, and his columns appear frequently in The Indianapolis Star and the Indiana Lawyer.

Mr. Tuchman is a Registered Mediator of the Indiana Supreme Court and a member of the Indiana State Bar. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Indiana University School of Business.

Mr. Tuchman is particularly active in the Indianapolis arts community, currently serving as a Governor-appointed Commissioner on the Indiana Arts Commission, and Chairman of the Board of the American Cabaret Theatre. Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson appointed Mr. Tuchman to the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission as well.

A man of diverse talents, Mr. Tuchman's views on the arts in Central Indiana have been widely broadcast on radio station WFYI 90.1 FM. Additionally, he has served as a television drama critic and a freelance writer on the arts for NBC affiliate WTHR-TV in the 1980s and 90s.

Other professional involvements of note include:

Indianapolis Committee on Foreign Relations (Chair, 1998 - present)

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association (Grievance Committee, 1986 - present)

Member, Indiana State Bar Association (House of Delegates, 1986 - present)

Indianapolis Bar Foundation American Immigration Lawyers Association (National Board of Governors and Chair, Indiana Chapter, 1994-1996).

For more information, contact Mr. Tuchman at 317-639-1210.