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Jeffrey M. Bellamy

151 North Delaware StreetSuite 1900Indianapolis, IN 46204-2505
Phones: 317-667-1688
Fax: 317-686-4777
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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 also counsels and represents real...

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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 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.

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Practice Areas
Real Estate
Honors
Indianapolis Bar Association Leadership Series, 2008Indiana State Bar Association Trial College, GraduateFrancis J. Feeney Tax Award, 2003Pi Alpha Alpha Academic Honors FraternitySuperlawyers - 2014 Rising Star in areas of Real Estate, Litigation and Land Use, February 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015Superlawyers - 2013 Rising Star in areas of Real Estate, Litigation and Zoning, February 1, 2013 - January 30, 2014
Published Works
Sales Pitch or Broken Promise?:The Indiana Court of Appeals holds developer liable for unfulfilled marketing promises, The Builders Journal, February, 2008Beyond Mechanic's Liens: Collection Strategies to Consider When Mechanic's Liens Won't Work, The Builder's Journal, March, 2007Indiana Collection Law: National Business Institute, Lecturer, 2007Real 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 Newsletter, December - January, 2006Much 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, 2006Putting the Boss Behind Bars: Using Criminal Sanctions Against Executives Who Pollute, 13 Ind. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev, 579, 2003Indiana Legislature Imposes New Record keeping Requirements on Homeowners Associations, Association Help Now, December 27, 2013Building Permit and Zoning Petition Fees in Marion County to Increase in 2006, SITES: The Official Publication of the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis, January, 2006
Classes and Seminars
Lecturer, Fair Debt Collection Act for the Indiana Practitioner, National Business Institute, 2007 - 2008
Collection and Lien Law for Homeowners' Association Managers and Boards, Community Association Institute - Central Indiana, February 15, 2013 - Present
A Survey of Indiana Law for Auctioneers, Indiana Auctioneers Association
Business and Administrative Law, Reppert School of Auctioneering, January 1, 2011 - Present
Indiana Collection Law
Pro Bono Activities
Ask-A-Lawyer: Indianapolis Bar Association
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Address
151 North Delaware StreetSuite 1900Indianapolis, IN 46204-2505
Phone
317-667-1688
Fax
317-686-4777
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