Richard Deahl delivers practical, thoughtful and effective real estate and business law counsel. Appreciated for his strategic solutions to problem-solving, Rich consistently provides the dynamic mix of business judgment, legal acumen and creative thinking his clients need to close their most important transactions and position themselves to succeed in today’s marketplace.
Rich advises on virtually all aspects of real property acquisition, financing, development, construction and leasing. His clients include owners, developers, landlords/tenants, real estate funds and property management companies involved in the spectrum of private and public partnership real estate activities. He has negotiated and closed transactions involving retail, office, multifamily, industrial and mixed-use projects.
Skilled in drafting and negotiating purchase, sale, development and lease agreements, Rich understands diverse types of real estate, including mixed-use and commercial office buildings, shopping centers and single-family and multifamily developments. Rich also assists clients with Indiana real and personal property tax matters and state and local tax issues, as well as appears before various administrative agencies for real estate entitlements and tax matters. Rich’s broad perspective allows him to combine a knowledge of the law with a business-like approach to leveraging real estate assets on all fronts.
In addition, Rich serves corporate clients on strategic business matters and with general corporate law advice. He represents private companies with local, regional and national operations, as well as early stage growth companies. Rich frequently serves as outside general counsel advising on entity formation, public and private partnerships, joint venture and merger/acquisition transactions, as well as drafting buy-sell, shareholder, licensing and other commercial agreements. Rich also navigates clients through and beyond the purchase and sale of businesses and real estate assets and serves as a trusted business advisor.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Indiana State Bar Association
Member, St. Joseph County Bar Association
The Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2019; Lawyer of the Year, 2018