Areas of Practice
At Lewis Kappes, our business attorneys assist lenders and business owners with loan closings, small-business loans and commercial financing transactions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. Our commercial lending practice represents small-business owners, investors, state and national banks, and other lenders in commercial loan transactions.
Attorneys and staff at Lewis Kappes have extensive experience in immigration and in the provision of other services to foreign nationals. Directors Steven L. Tuchman and Thomas R. Ruge each have over 25 years of experience practicing in the field. Lewis Kappes attorneys have the background, experience and training to advise foreign nationals on all aspects of the American legal system.
Ownership and utilization of land and buildings raise legal issues for individuals as well as businesses. Lewis Kappes provides representation with respect to transactions, negotiations, disputes and related proceedings concerning real estate, land use and zoning.
Lewis Kappes provides a range of legal services to individuals and families. While Lewis Kappes is primarily known for its legal services to businesses, many of our satisfied business clients become personal clients as well. They know they will receive the same careful attention to the family legal matter as they receive for their business issue and they will be treated with respect and courtesy.
Lewis Kappes attorneys have extensive experience in education law and school representation. Our attorneys have a depth of experience and breadth of knowledge in the area of education law. They are able to offer full-service legal representation to any school client in all areas of the law. In addition, Lewis Kappes has represented schools, colleges and universities on a diverse variety of matters.
The Indianapolis law office of Lewis Kappes has been working with community healthcare facilities and individual health care providers for many years. From our early days addressing a few specialized needs, this area of legal practice has blossomed into an important focus area of the firm.
Lewis Kappes provides complete and comprehensive legal services to non-profit organizations and boards of directors as well as to individuals, families, corporations and institutions involved with charitable organizations and giving. Our non-profit attorneys advise and assist nonprofit organizations on a broad range of general matters
Lewis Kappes, P.C. offers a team of experienced litigators who are problem solvers with an ongoing goal of finding efficient and economical resolutions to complex disputes. We have an active Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice with certifications and registrations in:
- Civil Mediation
- Domestic Mediation
- Binding and Non-Binding Arbitration
- Settlement Conferences
Lewis Kappes is a leader in energy and utility law in Indiana. Our firm helps large consumers implement energy solutions and mitigate utility rates through regulatory proceedings, negotiations and court actions. We draw on our depth of experience to take innovative approaches to meet developing energy and utility marketplace demands.
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.
At Lewis Kappes, our trial attorneys work together to present the best possible case for clients in commercial disputes, breach of contract disputes, intellectual property claims, class action lawsuits, and conflicts with local governments. We represent local, national and multi-national corporations with business interests in Indiana, local governments, and individuals.
Lewis Kappes represents businesses and assists them in compliance with environmental regulations as well as in resolving environmental disputes. Our experience includes judicial proceedings as well as representation before IDEM and the EPA.