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Samuel David Hodson

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1986
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Samuel

Learn Samuel’s areas of practice.

I help companies expand, reorganize, buy, sell and liquidate. My practice is focused on clients in transition who need assistance in debt restructuring, refinancing, workouts and turnarounds. I have represented both healthy and troubled companies and the individuals who own and are employed by them.  These solutions have included bankruptcy, offers in compromise, workouts, receiverships and refinancing.  I have represented debtors, creditors, governmental entities, owners, trustees, creditors committees and receivers. 


I also represent municipalities and organizations who do business with them. My government service experience includes: bonds, tax increment financing, public private partnerships, annexation redevelopment grants and utility rate adjustments. 


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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2015
Excellent attorney, superb client service
Mr. Hodson is a skilled and experienced attorney who will take the time to immerse himself in your business. By learning his client's specific business objectives, Mr. Hodson is better able to negotiate preferred outcomes. Mr. Hodson has experience in all areas of creditor representation, tax disputes, and municipal law.
Posted by Jeff | August 1, 2015
Highly Recommend!
I had the opportunity to work with Samuel David Hodson while trying to attain 501c3 status for my non for profit organization. Not only did he get our non for profit approved, he went above and beyond answering questions even after the process ended. I highly recommend him! He is personable, easy to work with, and truly cares about the individual. If you have the opportunity to work with him, you won't be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2015
Samuel Hodson
I have worked with Sam Hodson on many occasions, 363 sale, strategic purchases, government finance. His business background has supplemented his legal advise and has proved to make the process more efficient. Being able to tie business strategies to his legal practice has served as check and balance against other consultants in the transaction.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2015
Across the board
I had substantial issues that ran across several areas of expertise, including business management, bankruptcy and debt negotiation and had no prior knowledge of the process or requirements involved to find resolution. While there are still several trailing issues, Sam organized a course of action on several fronts that allowed me to settle a variety of outstanding items and locate new income sources. His relationship with other attorneys and government employees was very valuable in the process. Excellent personality and discipline for my specific requirement.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2015
Pastor/ Church Leadership
Sam has been very instrumental in seeing us through a very difficult re-organization and litigation arising from prior administration. Sam has been extremely helpful explaining the laws and requirements to ensure we understand our options. Sam represents us as an advocate not just as an expert attorney. His actions for us and the other firm demonstrate that he is genuinely engaged in our case and wants to see us prevail. Sam takes time to fully answer questions and concerns no matter how small. We needed an attorney who would act with a sense of urgency. Sam took on our case with passion and zeal. I would highly recommend to any organization, not-for-profit, start-up or church who needs someone knowledgeable, passionate, responsive, trustworthy, and honest.
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Posted by Jim | July 24, 2015
If you headed for WAR you want Sam on your side.
I have found Sam to be very thoughtful and can get creative in thinking outside of the box to serve his clients best interest. I trust him totally and would recommend him to anyone who may need his expertise.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 360-430 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Indiana University
  • 1990 - Present
  • Partner
  • Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Barnes & Thornburg
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Kroger, Gardis & Regas, LLP
  • 1999 - 2004
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  • Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
  • Master of Business Administration,
  • 1990
  • Indiana University Robert H. Mckinney School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 1986
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • In re Deca Financial Services
  • The court appointed a Chapter 11 Trustee and the principal was indicted by the United States Attorney.


  • Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Board of Certification
  • Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Chair, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • Indiana State Bar Foundation
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer Bankrupcty
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer Tax Litigation and Controversy
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer Banking and Finance
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • SuperLawyer Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Business Bankruptcy
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2015
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  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)
  • United States v. Sperry, A New Threat To Managers of Distressed Companies
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • IBA CLE Series
  • Taxation
  • 2015
  • State Bar Conference
  • Avoidance Actions
  • 2014
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Recent Bankruptcy Cases
  • 2014
  • ICLEF Bankruptcy Institute
  • Taxation and Insolvency
  • 2014
  • ICLEF Bankruptcy Institute
  • Avoidance Actions
  • 2013
  • ICLEF Annual Bankruptcy Institute
  • Preparing Individuals for Business Bankruptcy
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a great attorney. He is very knowledgeable and is able to resolve difficult cases easily."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Sam on any commercial or bankruptcy matter. Sam, in my opinion, is very competent and skilled at resolving complex matters."