Attorney Panel @ Indiana Wesleyan – July 14th

July 14th Attorney Panel @ Indiana Wesleyan

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Main Meeting July 14, 2015

OUR LOCATION HAS CHANGED!!!! Indiana Wesleyan University Indianapolis (North) Education and Conference Center 3777 Priority Way South Drive Indianapolis, IN 46240    

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Central Indiana Real Estate Investors Association

CIREIA does not give legal, tax, economic, or investment advice. CIREIA disclaims all liability for the action or inaction taken or not taken as a result of communications from or to its members, officers, directors, employees and contractors. Each person should consult their own legal counsel, accountants and other advisors as to legal, tax, economic, investment, and related matters concerning Real Estate and other investments.

Attorney Panel – July 14th

July 14th Main Meeting – CIREIA’s Annual Attorney Panel is Back!!


Get all the free legal advice we can fit into 2 hours!

A panel of real estate attorneys will be answering your questions.

These are the attorneys are members are using to prepare their contracts, deal with tenant issues and consult with on everything real estate related.

Need business entity advice?  Have a problem with a tenant?  Need tax advice?  Estate planning?

Come hear what others are going through in their business and go home with your questions answered!

Come with your questions. (There will be cards for you to write your questions down). Or better still, please submit your questions by email to  All submittals whether submitted at the meeting or by email will be confidential. You can remain anonymous.

Laura Conway


Laura focuses her practice on civil and criminal defense services, civil litigation, business services, real estate and homeowners associations.

In her civil and criminal defense practice, Laura works with businesses and their principals and representatives in the defense of regulatory or criminal corporate misconduct and the formation of corporate compliance programs to prevent future regulatory problems.

Laura’s civil litigation practice includes collection, enforcement, and contract dispute resolution for individuals and businesses throughout Central Indiana, including small and medium size businesses, homeowners, contractors, subcontractors, and homeowners’ associations.

Drawing on her background in economic consulting, Laura counsels and advises new and established business owners regarding business transactions, including the buying and selling of a business or its assets, business disputes, entity formation, and trademark registration and disputes.

In real estate, Laura works with both commercial and residential investors in a variety of areas, including contract formation and review and landlord/tenant disputes.

Areas of Practice
Civil and criminal defense; civil litigation including commercial disputes, landlord/tenant, and homeowners association enforcement; real estate law; business organization and counseling, including trademark registration, contact review and formation, shareholder agreements, transactions, and the purchase and sale of assets; and estate planning and probate work.

Steven Earnhart


Steven practices in the areas of business and real estate representation and litigation. He represents small and medium sized businesses, real estate investors, developers, and operators across the State of Indiana including: residential landlords, commercial and light industrial landlords, homeowner and condominium owner associations, condominium and residential developers, retail establishments, property management companies, financial institutions, residential and commercial builders. Steven’s practice encompasses most areas which confront small and medium sized companies including: employer-employee disputes, contract disputes, lease negotiations, zoning, wage and hour, licensing, workouts, debt collection. His practice has expanded with the globalization of investments and now encompasses international business, government relations, and investments, both domestic and abroad.
Steven has over eighteen years of litigation experience, trying both bench and jury trials in state and federal court. He has also distinguished himself in the area of receiverships, creditors rights, and debt collection, routinely lecturing on issues involving the problems with debt collection. Steven is a former adjunct professor of business law with Indiana State University’s MBA program. He is also a regular speaker in continuing education programs for lawyers, financial institutions, certified public accountants, and real estate programs. He is a periodic speaker at Indiana University-Purdue University- Indianapolis. He also serves as judge pro temporare in Marion County.

Sean Clapp


Mr. Clapp is the founding attorney of CLAPP FERRUCCI. Mr. Clapp has practiced complex business and real estate law for over 25 years. Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Clapp practiced at two large Indianapolis firms for twelve years serving as a partner at one for four years before getting the entrepreneurial bug in 2000.   Mr. Clapp’s practice concentrates in complex business and real estate transactions and litigation.  He has represented clients on wide-ranging business issues including acquisitions, sales, entity formation, licenses, non-competes, directors and officers liability, intellectual property, and strategic partnerships.  He has been involved in all phases of commercial and residential real estate, representing builders, lenders, purchasers, real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, home inspectors, sellers, developers, landlords, and tenants. Mr. Clapp also represents many local and regional businesses as general counsel and setting up appropriate estate and succession plans.

Mr. Clapp is a member of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section, Construction Forum, Practice Management Section, and Real Estate and Probate Section and a member of the Indiana State, Hamilton County, and Indianapolis Bar Associations.  Mr. Clapp currently serves on the Council for the Business Section of the Indiana State Bar Association.


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