Alan chaired FBT's business litigation group, the firm's largest practice group, for six years. He has argued
cases to the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court, and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has
had primary responsibility for appellate briefs for the winning sides in key decisions involving contract
formation Mays v. Trump Indiana, 253 F.3d 351 (7th Cir. 2001)); lender liability (Wabash Grain, Inc. v.
BankOne, 713 N.E.2d 323 (Ind.Ct.App. 1999)); foreign currency exchange and employer codes of
conduct (Interactive Intelligence, Inc. v. KeyBank, 546 F.3d 897 (7th Cir. 2008)); trade secrets and RICO
AGS Capital Corp. v. Product Action Int’l. 884 N.E. 2d 295 (Ind.Ct.App. 2008)); promissory estoppel
(Classic Cheesecake v. JPMorgan Chase, 546 F.3d 839 (7th Cir. 2008)); dissenting and minority
shareholder rights (Fleming v. International Pizza, 676 N.E.2d 1051 (Ind. 1997)); and fiduciary duties
among members and managers of LLCs (Purcell v. S. Hills Investments, LLC, 847 N.E.2d 991
Alan is recognized as one of Indiana’s leading business litigators, receiving annual recognition in
publications including Martindale-Hubbell® (AV rated); Best Lawyers in America®; Chambers USA:
America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®; Benchmark Litigation®- Local Litigation Stars; and Indiana
In addition to his litigation work, Alan counsels companies and entrepreneurs regarding contract terms
and conditions, and the development of general business, litigation and litigation-avoidance strategies.
Alan works with growing companies to help them identify their contract, tort and insurance risks and
institutionalize systems and practices to manage those risks.