Thrasher Buschmann & Voelkel, P.C. Attorneys at Law
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Our Practice Areas
Real Estate Services
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

Philip C. Thrasher Philip C. Thrasher, Of Counsel
Telephone: 317-686-4773
Facsimile: 317-686-4777

Practice Areas:
• Real Estate Services
• Business Services
• Outside General Counsel
• Property Taxes
• Non-Profits

About Phil
Phil Thrasher focuses his practice in three areas. In the commercial real estate industry he represents many developers, contractors, owners, mortgage lenders, and loan and real estate brokers. He has handled virtually all types of transactions in commercial real estate, including property tax appeals and tax credits . His second practice area involves representing many small businesses and individuals in forming and managing their businesses and estates for growth and protection, including management of the Outside General Counsel section of the firm. His third practice area involves representing nonprofits and charities in their formation, management, maintenance of their tax exempt status, asset protection, and real property tax exemption appeals.

Philip Thrasher
Phil has served and continues to serve on a wide variety of boards of directors, including for profit and nonprofit corporations and associations. To assist such boards, Phil brings decades of experience in the Indianapolis business field, including banking, lending, real estate development, and real estate management prior to commencing his law career.

Phil was the initial Chairman of the Business and Real Estate Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association, has spoken at numerous bar association seminars, served for ten years on the board of directors of the Indianapolis Landlords Association, and was the Chairman and served for several years on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors. He is currently active in the Indiana Real Estate Exchangors, the Murat Temple Association, Inc. (chairman 1992), and other nonprofit organizations.

Phil is the founder of Thrasher Buschmann and Voelkel, P.C., which started as Thrasher & Associates in 1989. As of July 1, 2014, Phil became Of Counsel to the firm.

Areas of Practice
Real Estate Law, Property Tax Appeals, Business and Outside General Counsel, and Nonprofit entities.

Prior Experience
• City National Bank & Trust Company in Columbus, Banker, Ohio, 1964-65
• Indiana National Bank and Indiana Mortgage Corporation, Lender and Chief Appraiser, Indianapolis, 1965-69
• Real Estate Manageers, Treasurer, Indianapolis, 1969-79
• College Park Corporation, Treasurer, Indianapolis, 1970-79
• College Life Development Corporation, Treasurer, Indianapolis, 1971-79
• College Life Insurance Company of America and affiliates, Real Estate Counsel, 1978-79
• Buth Olsen & Thrasher, 1979-1982
• Lowe Gray Steele & Hoffman, 1983 -
• Krieg DeVault Alexander & Capehart, 1983-89

• Indiana University-Bloomington, B.S., 1963
• Indiana University-Bloomington, M.B.A.,1964
• Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, J.D., 1978

Community Involvement
• Indiana Real Estate Exchanges ("IREX")
• Metropolitan Board of Realtors, Former Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee
• Indianapolis Landlord's Association

Bar Admissions
• Indiana, June 1978
• United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, June 1978

Suggested Amendments to Indiana Condominium and Property Tax Laws: Indiana Law Review (Indiana Law Review (1978))

The Law of Zoning and Subdivisions in Indiana: National Business Institute, 2000
The Law of Nonconforming Uses: Indianapolis Bar Association, 1998.
The Tax Reform Act of 1984: Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1984.

Professional Organizations
• Indianapolis Bar Association
• Indiana State Bar Association

Other Organizations
• Murat Temple Association, Inc. - Past President and current Director
• Indiana Shrine Association and Past President
• Murat Shriners Business Connection, Past President
• Professional Business Referrals, Inc. f/k/a Professional Referral Exchange of Zionsville, 2010 President
• Beta Chapter, Sigma Pi Fraternity, Alumni Board and Past Chapter President
• Grand Lodge Scholarship Board, board of directions, 15-year member
• Mystic Tie Lodge No. 398, F&A.M
• Indianapolis Valley, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, 33rd degree Member
• Indianapolis Musicians Union, Local No. 3
• First Friends Church, Indianapolis, Indiana

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