Business & Corporate Law

Our Legal Team


Thomas H. Ristine
Director
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Phil "Skip" Kappes
Director
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David Gray
Director
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Tom Ruge
Director
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Kathryn Kunz

Kathryn Kunz
Director
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Christopher Poling
Director
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James Zoccola
Director
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Robert W. Rund
Director
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Tammy L. Ortman
Director
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Jennifer S. Ortman
Associate
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Indianapolis Business & Corporate Law Attorneys

Indiana Business Planning Lawyers

The founding partners of Lewis & Kappes, Ted Lewis and Phil Kappes, were established business attorneys in Indianapolis before the firm was formed, and their corporate law practices have been the foundation of the firm's development. Lewis & Kappes represents businesses from start-up to dissolution, performing many of the same services as in-house attorneys at large corporations. The legal services we provide to business clients include:

  • Business formation: incorporation, forming a partnership, limited liability company (LLC) or other organization
  • Business planning: Preparation of by-laws, operating agreements and buy-sell agreements
  • Corporate filings and records
  • Annual meetings, minutes and resolutions
  • Financing, securities and taxation
  • Contract negotiations and corporate transactions
  • Commercial leasing, lease negotiations
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Imports and exports
  • Collections
  • Bankruptcy and reorganization

In addition, Lewis & Kappes represents corporate clients in almost every subject area of the firm's practice, such as matters involving

Our clients range from small family-owned and cost-efficient representation to any organization with a presence in or near Indianapolis, including Bloomington, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Gary, and Evansville.