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Michael Ryan Kohlhaas

Michael Ryan Kohlhaas

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Mike is a partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, focusing on Private Client representation. The Private Client attorneys at BGD seamlessly coordinate and execute a wide array of legal services that cater to the unique needs of high net-worth clients, including wealth preservation and transition planning, counsel on closely-held business activities, representation in family law matters, and tax counsel.  While Mike enjoys the resources and broad expertise that a large firm offers, he focuses his representation on individuals and their personal legal needs, rather than the typical corporate representation that is usually associated with a large law firm.  

Mike concentrates his practice in a variety of personal representations, including the areas of matrimonial law and wealth transfer planning. Mike’s practice also includes an emphasis on the drafting of premarital agreements, to preserve and optimize the wealth transfer options of his clients and their families. Mike has represented many of the wealthiest individuals and families in Indiana, and from across the country, in capacities that range from the usual (divorce, wealth transfer, or tax counsel) to the novel (counseling clients in response to attempted blackmail schemes, clients targeted in criminal investigations, etc.). Mike’s clients include executives, professional athletes, civic leaders, as well as other high-profile and high net worth individuals.

Mike has written extensively on - as well as litigated - various and complex legal subject matters, including business valuation issues, stock option divisions, beneficiary trust interests, premarital agreements, legal issues incident to the conclusion of same-sex relationships, and other topics at the fore of the modern matrimonial law practice.

Mike has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on trends involving personal legal representation. His writings have been a frequent feature of continuing legal education seminars. Mike is the founder and editor of the Indiana Family Law Update, an electronic publication that provides over 125 attorneys and judges across Indiana with timely updates and analysis regarding developments in the Indiana appellate courts.

Also a member of BGD's Appellate Practice Group, Mike has served as a contributing editor on a handbook for Indiana Appellate Practice, and he gives regular counsel and representation to clients facing appeals.

In 2011, Mike was, for a second time, named an Indiana SuperLawyer "Rising Star," after being nominated and selected by his attorney peers within the legal community. The "Rising Star" recognition is awarded to the top attorneys in Indiana under the age of 40, and no more than 2.5% of eligible lawyers are selected to the list.

Licensed to practice law in Florida, as well as Indiana, Mike also assists his clients with assorted Florida legal issues, including estate planning, probate, and transactional work for clients that own, or are affiliated with, Florida real estate or business interests.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Family: 80%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%

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Contact Info

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

2700 Market Tower
10 W. Market St
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200108/12/2015
INActive In Good Standing199808/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Harrison Legal Writing Award (1st Place)Indiana State Bar Association2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBingham Greenebaum Doll LLP2003 - Present
AssociateMallor Clendening Grodner & Bohrer LLP1998 - 2003

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Alachua County Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionN/A2001 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Florida BarN/AN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Financial and Estate Planning for Divorcing Clients2010
Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)A Brief Survey of the New Amendments to the Indiana Child Support Rules & Guidelines2009
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Divorce 101: Handling Your First Divorce Case2009
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)A Survey of the New Amendments to the Indiana Child Support Rules and Guidelines2009
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Family Law Institute Tax Returns: Analyzing LLC, S-Corporations and Partnership Tax Returns2009
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Tax Returns and Related Documents: Sample Discovery Requests2008
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Divorce 101: Property Related Clauses and for Decrees and Settlements Agreements2008
Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)Family Law Issues Concerning Gays, Lesbians, and Their Children2007
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Overview of Divorce-Related Issues Involving Highly Compensated Executives and Business Owners2007
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Hot Property Topics: Stock Options, Remainder Interests, Property Issues for Non-Married Cohabitants, and Provisions Your Decree May Need2007
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Overview of Divorce-Related Issues Involving Highly Compensated Executives and Business Owners and Social Security2007
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Hot Property Topics: Stock Options, Remainder Interests, Property Issues for Non-Married Cohabitants, and Provisions Your2007
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Property Division Issues Arising from Unmarried Cohabitation, Bench-Bar Conference2006
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Indiana Law Regarding Business Valuation in the Context of Marriage Dissolution2005
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Family Law Issues Concerning Gays, Lesbians, and Their Children Under Indiana Law," Third Annual Family Law Summer Institute2005
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Divorce in Indiana: A Client’s Handbook2005
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Business Valuation Accreditation Criteria2005
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)2001 Appellate Practice Manual2001
Self published (e-mail distribution to subscribers)Indiana Family Law UpdateN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1998
Indiana University-BloomingtonEconomics / Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995