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Mark Rutherford Mark W. Rutherford
Telephone: 317-686-4773
Facsimile: 317-686-4777

Practice Areas:
• Defense Services
• Business Services
• Litigation Services
• Election Law

About Mark
Mark W. Rutherford focuses his practice in four different general areas. He represents many businesses in their day-to-day legal needs, advising on all matters of law regarding contracts, employment issues, corporate compliance and business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, asset purchase and sales as well as business entity formation. His second area of practice is general business litigation, representing
Mark Rutherford
owners and businesses in the prosecution and defense of lawsuits. His third area of practice is representing businesses and their owners in defense of criminal and administrative proceedings. This is commonly known as White Collar defense, if the owner or business is accused of an alleged criminal violation. It also involves assisting the business when it receives notices of governmental administrative violations, or to assist businesses when they become indirectly involved in criminal and administrative investigations and receive subpoenas for documents or requests for interviews from law enforcement officials.

Mark's fourth area of practice is work with tax exempt and charitable organizations as well as political and campaign organizations.

Mark is active in the community. He presently serves as Chairman of the Indiana Public Defender Commission, Past President and current board member of Woodstock Club and as Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee. He has previously served as president of the Indianapolis Police Athletic League, Inc., Central Indiana Tennis Association, Inc., National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis, Inc. and the Lambda Chi Alpha Home Association of Wabash College, Inc.

Areas of Practice
Business law, business litigation, business formations: Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Professional Corporation, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships and Joint Ventures; shareholder agreements; acquisitions, transactions and reorganizations, purchase and sale of assets, defense services: mail and wire fraud violations, money laundering violations, administrative actions and licensing, mortgage fraud violations, business compliance programs, tax fraud violations; tax exempt and charitable organizations, political organizations, campaign and election law.

• Marion County Superior Courts, Public Defender, Indianapolis, 1990
• Marion County Prosecutor's Office, Deputy Prosecutor, Indianapolis, 1986-89

• Wabash College, B.A., 1982
• Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1986

Community Involvement
• Central Indiana Tennis Association
• Indiana Public Defender Commission
• Valparaiso University School of Law National Council
• Valparaiso University School of Law Indianapolis Council
• Woodstock Club

Bar Admissions
• Indiana, 1986
• United States District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1986
• United States District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1990
• Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994

How to Keep Corporate Investigations Away From Your Door, Lecturer, 2012
Introduction to Indiana Firearms Law - Utilizing "Self Defence" in a Murder Trail, Lecturer, 2011
The Criminal Trial: Voir Dire to Closing, National Business Institute, 2007
Criminal Procedure from A - Z: Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Chair, 2006
DNA: Trend, Forensic Applications and Paternity Testing: Indianapolis Bar Association, Co-Moderator, 2005
Our Upcoming Hot Topics in Criminal Law Presented by a Cast of Four: Indianapolis Bar Association, 2004
Indiana Trial Advocacy College: Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Co-Chair, 1998-2000; Faculty, 2003-2011
Second Annual Practically Free CLE for Litigators: Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair, 2001
DWI: Beyond the Nuts & Bolts: Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1996

Professional Organizations
• American Bar Association, Business Law Section
• American Bar Association, Working Group on Legal Opinions
• Indianapolis Bar Association, Litigation Section
• Indiana State Bar Association: Criminal Justice Section, Business Law Section Representative
• Law Club
• National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
• Atlas!Liberty PAC, Chairman
• Columbia Club
• Past Chairman Libertarian Party of Indiana
• Former Member Libertarian National Committee
• Advocates for Self-Government, Board of Directors
• Antelope Club

Honors and Awards
• Eagle Scout, July, 1976
• Order of Merit, Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity, 2000
• Alpha-Kappa Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha Hall of Fame, 2001

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