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Steve Tuchman's practice focuses primarily upon a wide variety of immigration and nationality issues with vast experience in employment and family related matters, employer sanctions, enforcement and removal (deportation) cases and naturalization cases. In addition, he calls upon many years of experience in real estate and business related matters and is a past Commissioner on the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission. He has assisted numerous clients to obtain visas to enter the United States and resolve disputes with immigration authorities. Mr. Tuchman has written and lectured widely on immigration and nationality law.


He speaks Danish as a second language and serves as the Honorary Consul for Denmark in Indiana and Kentucky.


Mr. Tuchman is also active in the Indianapolis arts community, having served as a Commissioner on the Indiana Arts Commission, Chairman of the American Cabaret Theatre's Board of Directors, and has represented clients in the sports and entertainment fields.


In 2004, Mr. Tuchman was named by the Danish Queen, Her Majesty Margrethe II, as Consul and serves in that role for Indiana and Kentucky. In October 2005, Mr. Tuchman was appointed by the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations to represent the Government of Mexico and its Consulate in Indianapolis.


Languages spoken: Danish, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 80%
  2. Real Estate: 10%
  3. Business: 10%

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Contact info

Lewis & Kappes

One American Square
Suite 2500
Indianapolis, IN, 46282-0003


INActive In Good Standing197107/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorLewis & Kappes, P.C.1990 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorIndiana University School of Business1983 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indianapolis Bar Association, Grievance CommitteeMember1986 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, House of DelegatesMember1986 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Indianapolis Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Indianapolis Bar FoundationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Indiana Chapter)Chair1994 - 1996
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Indiana Chapter)Board of Governors1994 - 1996
Indianapolis Bar Association, Long Range Plans CommitteeMember1987 - 1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Indiana UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Indiana Continuing Legal Education ForumImmigration Law Seminar2012