A trusted adviser, dexterous counsellor, skilled advocate, accomplished litigator and effective relationship manager, Alan Mills serves as general counsel to domestic and foreign businesses, financial institutions and other organizational clients and individuals. He currently serves as chair of the firm’s Special Servicer Team.
Alan’s extensive business law practice includes selling and acquiring commercial real estate and other critical assets. He also represents clients in complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters, including financial institutions, special servicers, equity and hedge funds and secured creditors.
A formidable litigator, Alan has served as lead counsel in the resolution of disputes involving common law fraud, mechanics’ liens, construction defects, lender liability, breach of contract, tort, premium recovery, RICO, conversion, product liability and commercial fraud. In addition, he guides secured and unsecured creditors through bankruptcy proceedings involving relief from the automatic stay, confirmation, cash collateral and valuation disputes, and reclamation and preference claims.
Clients of all kinds turn to Alan to manage the full scope of their legal affairs. A dedicated team player and committed relationship manager, Alan serves as outside general counsel to businesses and other organizations of all sizes and market segments. He is appreciated for his magnanimous personality and attentiveness to each client’s often distinct and unique needs. Alan is known for his ability to represent sophisticated clients in all areas of commercial law and for developing even the most extensive legal teams — with a focus on productivity at every turn.
Notably, Alan currently serves as official financial institutions counsel to the government of Mexico. A former chair of the firm’s Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring practice, Alan has also served on the firm’s management, recruiting and client relations committees, where he helped develop the firm’s diversity goals.
Alan is a jazz enthusiast, and an avid collector of pop and modern art.
Professional and Community Involvement
Board Member, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Member, American Law Institute
Board member, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors
Former president, Marion County Bar Association
Former chairperson, Indiana State Election Board
Former co-chair, Marion County Judicial Study Commission
Former member, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Local Rules Committee
Former member, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Civil Justice Reform Act Committee
Former chair, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Chapter 11 Task Force Subcommittee on General Bankruptcy Issues
Board member, Indiana Repertory Theatre
Board member, The Hoosier Salon Society
Board member, Carthage College
Board member, UNCF Regional Committee
Former board member, American Pianists Association
Nation's Best Lawyers of Color, 2020
Bicentennial Medal, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2020
Indiana State Bar Association, Rabb Emison Award, 2019
Savoy Magazine, Most Influential Black Lawyers in the United States, 2015
Minority Corporate Counsel Association and Diversity & the Bar Magazine, Rainmaker, 2011