Suzanne Robinson Gaidoo

Suzanne R. Gaidoo

sgaidoo
@lewis-kappes.com


317.639.1210

Practice Areas
Non-Profit; Business and Corporate; Health Care

Suzanne R. Gaidoo, a life-long resident of the Indianapolis area, focuses her practice in three different areas. She represents non-profit organizations ranging from start-up entities to well-established organizations. Ms. Gaidoo has specialized in representing the various needs of non-profit organizations and currently serves as General Counsel to numerous tax-exempt organizations. Ms. Gaidoo counsels clients with advice and assistance in all aspects of non-profit law, including incorporation of non-profit entities, applications for recognition of exemption, governance, corporate compliance and other regulatory matters. Within this area, Ms. Gaidoo is especially versed in religious law and the representation of churches and religious organizations. Ms. Gaidoo also practices in the field of business and corporate law. She has represented businesses in a variety of contract negotiations, corporate compliance and policy development, commercial disputes and insurance companies regarding exposure to toxic torts. Ms. Gaidoo's third area of practice is health care. She regularly represents Federally Qualified Health Centers, community-based health care providers, primary health care associations, private physician practices and specialized physician groups.

Education
Indiana State University, B.S. Criminology, 1999
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D. 2002

Bar Admissions
Indiana Supreme Court, 2002
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2002
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2002

Reported Decisions
State of Indiana ex rel. Indiana State Bar Association v. Ludy Diaz, 838 N.E.2d 433 (Ind. 2005) (represented the Indiana State Bar Association; secured ruling against non-lawyer that engaged in the unauthorized practice of law).

Presentations
"Nonprofit Board Governance," Indiana Primary Health Care Association, June 2014; "Lobbying and Political Activity," Indiana Primary Health Care Association, June 2014, "Federal and State Tax Compliance," Indiana Primary Health Care Association, June 2014, "HIPAA and HITECH," Indiana Primary Health Care Association, June 2014; "Pooled Special Needs Trusts," Elder Law Conference, October 2013"; "5 Situations Board Members Should Know How to Handle," Indiana Primary Health Care Association - Annual Meeting, 2011; "Immigration Law Post Padilla," American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, December 2010; "Immigration Law for the Criminal Defense Attorney," Marion County bar Association, September 2010; "Tax Exempt "Tax Exempt Organizations", Guest Lecturer IUPUI, November 2009, "Politics, Advocacy and Lobbying" on going board presentation, February 2006; "Roles and Responsibilities of Non-Profit Directors" on going board presentation, January 2005; "Developing a Non-Profit Code" Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Guinea, September 2005; "Notary Public and Clerk-Treasurers" Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers, March 2004; "Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction" Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting, September 2003; "Achieving Success" Keynote Speaker, Francis Slocum Elementary School, Marion, Indiana, February 2003.

Honors & Awards
Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Class XXXIII
Finalist, Indy's Best & Brightest, 2008
Indiana Super Lawyer, Rising Star - Nonprofit Law - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Affiliations and Community Involvement
American Bar Association, Member 2002 - present
Indiana State Bar Association, Member 2002 - present
Indianapolis Bar Association, Member 2002 - present
Marion County Bar Association, Member 2002 - present
Leadership Indianapolis, Founding Board Member, Secretary 2013 - present
Northminster Presbyterian Church Foundation, Board Member, Secretary 2012 - present
Raphael Health Center, Board Member, 2015 - present
Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Advisory Board 2009 - 2013
D.R.E.A.M. Alive, Inc., Board Member 2008 - 2014
Wishard Memorial Foundation, Volunteer 2008
Lawrence North Track & Field, Volunteer 2007
Stacey Toran Foundation, Board Member 2005 - 2006