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Indianapolis Office
One Indiana Square
Suite 2800
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2079

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Adam C. Shields

Associate

Adam Shields focuses his practice in the areas of business and taxation and is a member of the firm's Business Practice Group, Tax Practice Group and Nonprofit Practice Group.  His focus is concentrated with general business and nonprofit organization representation and general tax matters, including property tax related matters.  He has spent a significant amount of time assisting business and nonprofit clients with respect to a variety of general matters, including, but not limited to, matters concerning formation and corporate governance, drafting, review and negotiating of agreements and analysis and assistance with property tax related matters.  Mr. Shields is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Representative Experience

  • Drafted, reviewed and negotiated agreement for client with Fortune 500 company
  • Successfully handled numerous property tax appeals for business and non-profit clients in several counties throughout the State of Indiana
  • Part of team of Krieg DeVault professionals that obtained multi-million dollar property tax exemption for non-profit, health care provider

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, Indiana (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (M.B.A., 2006)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (B.S., with high distinction, 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2006

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Member)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Indiana CPA Society (Member)
  • 500 Festival, 2005 - Present (Kids’ Day Committee Member)
  • Indiana Sports Corporation, 2006 - Present (Member/Volunteer)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009

Seminars and Presentations

  • Panel Mediator - Indiana Tax Reform:  What Now?, Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors - Annual Conference, 2008

Publications

  • "Indiana Property Tax Exemption Deadline", Krieg DeVault Nonprofit Alert (April 2009).
  • "Director Liability Associated With Charity Investments", Krieg DeVault Nonprofit Alert (April 2009).
  • "The Push For Governance Policies", Krieg DeVault Nonprofit Alert (December 2008).
  • "Illinois Hospital’s Property Tax Exemption in Jeopardy", Krieg DeVault Nonprofit Alert (October 2008).
  • "IRS Cautions Political Activity by Religious Organizations", Krieg DeVault Nonprofit Alert (October 2008).
  • "Revised Instructions Released for Redesigned Form 990", Krieg DeVault Nonprofit Alert (October 2008).
  • "Recently Updated Form 990 Released by IRS Encourages Governance Standards", Krieg DeVault Nonprofit Alert (August 2008).
  •  "IRS Releases Form 990 Instructions", Krieg DeVault Nonprofit Alert (July 2008).
  • "IRS Investigates 501(c)(3) Organizations & Politicking Charges", Krieg DeVault Nonprofit Alert (July 2008).
  •  Updated Redesigned Form 990 Released by IRS", Kreig DeVault Nonprofit Alert (February 2008).
  • "Reminder:  New Electronic IRS Filing Requirements for Exempt Organizations", Krieg DeVault Nonprofit Alert (February 2008).