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Andrew B. Buroker


Andrew Buroker concentrates his practice in commercial and real estate finance, real estate transactions, municipal government and environmental law. He chairs the firm's Real Estate and Environmental Practice Group and has significant experience in all aspects of commercial real estate.  He served as the Zionsville Town Attorney for 14 years. He has advised clients in public debt and equity offerings, complex real estate leasing and ownership transactions, and mergers and other corporate reorganizations. He has published articles and presented at numerous seminars on finance, closings, real estate conveyances, documentation drafting, title insurance, surveys, planning and zoning, development, annexation, and environmental issues.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the lead lender for 5 agency banks in the restructured lease financing for the Indianapolis Colts
  • Responsible for all legal aspects of the first municipal reorganization and merger in Indiana under new State law 
  • Represented the owner in a recapitalization and investment of a calcium fortified water supplier for consumer market retail sales
  • Represented numerous financial institutions in the development of retail outlet bank branch sites
  • Lead counsel in largest annexation remonstrance in Indiana of over $1.3 billion assessed tax value geographic area


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana (J.D., cum laude, 1989)
    • Intern for Sir Fergus Montgomery, Member of Parliament, British House of Commons, during semester abroad study at Bentham House, University of London.
    • University of London, London, England (semester abroad), 1988
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana (B.A. in English Literature, 1984)
    • Rector Scholar, Century III Leaders Scholar (Shell Oil) 
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (with honors, 1983)
    • DeWitt Wallace Scholarship
    • The Fund For American Studies (formerly ICPES)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001

Professional Associations

  • American Heart Association: Indiana Affiliate - Board Member, Public Advocacy Committee; Midwest Affiliate (IL, IN & MI) - Chairman-Elect, Chairman; Greater Midwest Affiliate (ND, SD, MN, WI, IL, IN & MI) - Board Member; National - Advocacy Coordinating Committee Member and Chairman, National Board of Directors, National Administrative Cabinet, National Secretary/Treasurer, National Scientific Publishing Committee, Strategic Initiatives Task Force Chairman, National Chairman-Elect, Chairman of the Board
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Indianapolis, Associate Members Chairman, Board of Directors, Member
  • American, Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations, Member
  • ABA Banking Law Committee, Real Property & Probate Committee, and Planning Board Member, ABA-YLD Banking Law Committee
  • ISBA Land Use Section, Member, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chair, Chairman
  • IBA Business Law Section and Land Use Section, Member
  • Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, President - Indianapolis Alumni Association
  • DePauw Beta Student Aid Fund, Inc., Board of Directors and President
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Endowment Committee, By-Laws Committee, Lector
  • Cedar Knolls Homeowners Association, President
  • Central Indiana Regional Blood Center, Blood, Apheresis and Bone Marrow Donor
  • Columbia Club, Member
  • DePauw University – Washington C. DePauw Society
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Board of Trustees
  • FANFARE! Productions, Inc. (“Official Singing Ambassadors of Indianapolis”), President and Board of Directors
  • Foolish Fathers, Member and Head Fool
  • Friends of T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Inc., Incorporator and Member
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre, Executive Committee, VELODRAMA VIII
  • Indiana Society of Chicago, Member
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington, Alumni Board of Directors, President, Member; Law Firm Annual Fund Solicitor
  • Indianapolis Ambassadors, Nominating Committee
  • Indianapolis Opera, Inc., Board of Directors
  • International Center of Indianapolis, Inc., Board of Directors and Advisory Board
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter, Board of Directors, Vice President, and President
  • National Marrow Donor Program and Stacy McKay Foundation, Involved in bone marrow donation, donor recruitment, fundraising and education
  • Republican Party, State and local party and candidate volunteer and advisor
  • Star Missions, Inc., Incorporator and Director (Third World educational, construction and medical mission trips)
  • "Tale of Two Cities”, Ensemble/cast member in world premier of original musical, Circle Theatre, Indianapolis,Indiana (March 11-12, 1994)
  • Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Alumni Class XIX (Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce); Moderator, Opportunity Indianapolis; Member
  • Community Organizations Legal Assistance Project, Inc., Volunteer provider of legal services to needy community groups
  • The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre (f/k/a Indianapolis Civic Theatre) – Member, Board of Directors
  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – Member, Board of Directors and Board of Trustees

Awards and Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers (Real Estate), 2004-2015
  • Alumni Achievement Award (Citizenship and Voluntary Service) – DePauw University, October 6, 2006
  • Nathan Levine Volunteer Service Award – American Heart Association, November 29, 2006
  • National Volunteer Leadership Award – American Heart Association, April 22, 2007
  • Distinguished Service Award, Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, October, 2004
  • Core Vitae Award – American Heart Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 30, 2003
  • Mayor’s Community Service Award, City of Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, September, 2002
  • Indianapolis Business Journal, Recognized in “40 Under Forty” list of young community leaders in Indianapolis, April 24, 2000
  • Community Service Award, DePauw University, June 14, 2009

Seminars and Presentations

  • "Responsibility in Healthcare", Depauw Alumni Attorneys and Physicians Program, 2010
  • “Indiana Real Estate Basics”, ICLEF Practice Skills Summit, 2007 and 2011
  • How To Make An Effective Variance Presentation To The Board Of Zoning Appeals”, ICLEF, 2005
  • “Environmental Issues”, Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference, 2005
  • “Shovel Ready Sites”, Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2005
  • “Commercial Leases”, ICLEF Annual Real Estate Institute, 2005
  • “Planning and Zoning”, Presenter, Participating Author or Planning Committee, ICLEF,1999, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2007
  • “Annual Real Estate Institute”, Presenter, Participating Author or Planning Committee, ICLEF, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005
  • “Annexation – Legal Issues”, Indiana Association of Cities & Towns Annual Conference, September, 2002
  • “Title Insurance and Survey Issues Associated with Commercial Real Estate Loan Closings”, Various Broker and Lender Presentations, 1999-2008
  • “Developing the Indiana Landscape: How a Greenfield Can Become a Minefield”, Indiana State Bar Association, 1999, and ICLEF, 2000
  • “Privatization on a Grand Scale: The Naval Air Warfare Center, Indianapolis”, Meritas Real Estate and Environment Joint Section Meeting, October 22, 1999
  • “Community Reinvestment Act for FHLBI Members”, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis Community Investment Conference, October, 1997
  • “Planning Your First Residential Real Estate Transaction”, Participating Author and Presenter, ICLEF, August 5, 1997
  • “Lender Liability in Indiana”, Program Chair, National Business Institute, June 26, 1997
  • “Commercial Closings-Documentation”, Indiana Land Title Association, 1996
  • Real Estate Law Update, Annual Year in Review, ICLEF, 2008-2013
  • Case Law Update, Advanced Real Estate-The Masters Series, ICLEF, October 17-18, 2008
  • “Staying Legally Defensible in Indiana”, American Planning Association, Indiana Chapter, Professional Development Conference, 2008
  • “Commercial Lease Issues in Financially Challenging Times”, Building Owners & Managers (BOMA), Indianapolis Chapter, February 25, 2010
  • “Indiana Governmental Reorganization”, Indiana Association of Cities & Towns, Annual Conference, October, 2009
  • “Indiana Governmental Reorganization”, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, Municipal Law Seminar XXVI, June 2009
  • “Planning and Zoning for Multiple Uses in Agricultural Areas”, Indiana State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, 2006


  • "Electronic SEC Filing Requirements to EDGARize", Indianapolis Business Journal, March 21-27, 1994
  • "Mortgages and Mechanics' Liens: Who's on First", Hoosier Banker, November, 1991
  • Contributing author, American Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division Banking Law Newsletter and Krieg DeVault Banking Law Newsletter
  • Regular contributing columnist, "Ask a Lawyer", Indianapolis Star, 2009
  • Community Lay Rescuer Automated External Defibrillation Programs. Key State Legislative Components and Implementation Strategies. A Summary of a Decade of Experience for Healthcare Providers, Policymakers, Legislators, Employers, and Community Leaders From the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology, and Office of State Advocacy. Co-authored with Tom Aufderheide MD, Mary Fran Hazinski RN, MSN, Graham Nicol MD, FAHA, Suzanne Smith Steffens, Robin McCune, Edward Stapleton EMT-P, Vinay Nadkarni MD, FAHA, Jerry Potts PhD, FAHA, Raymond R. Ramirez MA, JD, Brian Eigel PhD, Andrew Epstein MD, FAHA, Michael Sayre MD, Henry Halperin MD, FAHA, and Richard O. Cummins MD, MPH, MSc (January, 2006)