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About Me

Ayoade (A.Y.) Adewopo holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University, Indiana and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Tax Law from Robert Kennedy College, Zurich- Switzerland. He is licensed to practice law in Indiana, as a Solicitor in England and Wales and with a right to practice in the European Union nations and several other nations where English Solicitors have a right to practice.

Previously, Ayoade worked with The Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission, as an Associate with the law firm of Ice Miller LLP, as the Senior Global Operations Counsel for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) and as the Assistant General Counsel, Americas for Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR). Between the years 2004 to 2006, Ayoade served as Secretary, Vice President and President of the Marion County Bar Association (Indianapolis, Indiana). During the same period, he was also appointed as a Member of the Marion County Public Defender Board of Directors. Ayoade is a frequent speaker on Immigration law, Global Sourcing, International Trade and Global Investments based on his experience as a skilled corporate executive and attorney for foreign governments, multinationals and fortune 500 companies.

As a Global Trade counsel, Ayoade has served as special advisor and counsel to foreign government entities and several multi-national corporations. Ayoade advises several corporations and government agencies on diverse transactions, including commodity hedging, mergers, acquisitions, global or cross-border joint ventures, supply, purchasing, outsourcing, immigration, bankruptcy, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPOs), transportation transactions, US customs law, US export control regimes, global security issues, global trade ethics and compliance policies. Ayoade has had the privilege to live and study in four different continents (Africa, Asia, Europe and North America) and he brings these experiences to the table while advising his clients.


Supply Chain Mangement, Supply Agreements, Strategic Sourcing, Contractor and Subcontractor Agreements, Minority/Women Business Enterprise Certification, Integration and Construction Business, New Product Development, Global Expansion, Mergers and Acquisitions,
Commercial Transactions, Immigration, Business Counseling,
Regulation of Insurance, Commercial Litigation, Litigation Management, Dispute Resolution.


Practice Areas

  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    3 years
  2. Immigration: 20%
    3 years
  3. International Law: 20%
    3 years
  4. Mergers & Acquisitions: 15%
    3 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Philip Edwin Hayes

    I endorse this lawyer. He is skilled and well-respected in the community.


    Philip Hayes Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

Adewopo & Associates LLC

2805 E. 96th Street
Suite A
Indianapolis, IN, 46240



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Operational ExcellenceIngersoll Rand President's Award2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant General CounselIngersoll Rand Company - Security Technologies Sector2008 - 2011
Senior Global Operations CounselThe Scotts Miracle Gro Company2007 - 2008
Senior CounselColeman Stevenson & Montel LLP2005 - 2007
AssociateIce Miller LLP2001 - 2005
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Indianapolis Bar AssociationFormer Board of DirectorsN/A
Marion County Bar AssociationFormer PresidentN/A
Indiana State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Exportation into CubaClient successfully exported products into Cuba with US authorities approval
Relocation of Strategic Manufacturing Plants Across EuropeN/A
Relocation of Strategic Manufacturing Plants Across EuropeN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
Business Guide"A Guide for Foreign Individuals and Entities Desiring to Establish Business Operations in the US"2003
Export Laws"But it's just a Bolt, Not a Bullet!" Export Laws Catch the Unwary2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Wales, Robert Kennedy College, Zurich-SwitzerlandInternational Taxation LawPost Graduate DiplomaN/A
College of Law of England and Wales, LondonSolicitorLawN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Indiana Black Expo Minority Business ExpoInternational Trade Guide for Small Business OwnersN/A