Thrasher Buschmann & Voelkel, P.C. Attorneys at Law
 
     
 
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Our Practice Areas
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Homeowner Associations
Business Services
Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration
Government Representation Services
Civil & Criminal Defense Services
Litigation Services
Lobbying & Government Relations
Asset Protection Planning
Tax Services
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Market Square Center
151 N. Delaware St., Suite 1900
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2505
P: 317.686.4773 | F: 317.686.4777
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Our Attorneys

Jeffrey M. Bellamy Jeffrey M. Bellamy
Telephone: 317-686-4773
Facsimile: 317-686-4777
E-mail: Bellamy@indiana-attorneys.com


Practice Areas:
• Business Services
• Litigation Services
• Real Estate Services

About Jeff
Jeff uses his background in the law, his Master's degree in urban planning, and his practical experience as a former city planner to assist clients through the real estate development process. From assisting individuals, families and businesses on single-issue variances to large scale rezonings, tax abatements, plats or approvals, he can provide advice and representation through all phases of the development process, from acquisition to permits.

Jeff Bellamy
Jeff also counsels and represents real estate investors and developers in the areas of landlord tenant law, purchase & acquisition, construction law, mechanic's liens, title insurance claims, evictions & collections, land contracts, property taxes and tax sales, leases & lease options, defense of code enforcement actions, easements & encumbrances, mortgage financing and foreclosure and all other areas of real estate law.

Another area of his practice is the representation of Homeowner's Associations and their managers. He regularly advises HOA Boards and Managers on declaration and covenant enforcement, corporate formalities, collection of assessments, litigation defense and declaration revisions and amendments.

With a background in small business, which includes his family's farm and machine shop, Jeff is especially sensitive to the needs of small business owners. He works to create a general counseling relationship with regular availability to small business owners and managers. He regularly assists small business clients in the areas of risk and liability avoidance, corporations and corporate formality, employment issues, contract review and negotiation, collections, bankruptcy rights, covenants not to compete, general litigation and business succession planning.

Areas of Practice
Litigation, Real Estate, Land Use, Zoning and Development, Creditors' Rights and Collections, Small Business General Counsel, Construction

Experience
• Indiana Tax Court, Law Clerk, 2003
• City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development, Senior Planner, 1998-2000

Education
• Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, J.D., 2003
• Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indianapolis, M.A., 1998
• Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington, B.S., 1996

Bar Admissions
• Indiana, 2003
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2003
• U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2003

Publications
Sales Pitch or Broken Promise?: The Indiana Court of Appeals holds developer liable for unfulfilled marketing promisesl., The Builders Journal, February 2008
Beyond Mechanic's Liens: Collection Strategies to Consider When Mechanic's Liens Won't Work, The Builder's Journal, March, 2007
Indiana Collection Law: National Business Institute, Lecturer 2007
Real Estate Investing & The Law: Common Zoning and Code Enforcement Mistakes Made By Real Estate Investors and How to Avoid Them - Parts I & II, Central Indiana Real Estate Investor's Association (CIREIA) newsletter, December - January, 2006
Much Ado About Kelo: As The General Assembly Considers Changes to the State's Eminent Domain Law, Incremental Change Makes More Sense Than a Massive Overhaul, Res Gestae, January / February, 2006
Putting the Boss Behind Bars: Using Criminal Sanctions Against Executives Who Pollute, Indiana International and Comparative Law Review (13 Ind. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev, 579, (2003)).

Professional Organizations
• Indianapolis Bar Association: Land Use Law Section; Chairperson, 2006
• The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI), Government Affairs Committee.
• The Indiana Builder's Association - Mechanic's Lien Law Task Force.

Seminars
• Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for the Indiana Practioner, Lecturer, 2007, 2008, National Business Institute.

Honors and Awards
• Indianapolis Bar Association - Bar Leadership Series V, 2008
• Indiana State Bar Association Trial College - Graduate
• Francis J. Feeney Tax Award, 2003
• Pi Alpha Alpha Academic Honors Fraternity

Community Involvement
• Indianapolis Bar Association: Ask A Lawyer

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