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Jake focuses his practice in the areas of real estate and commercial finance. Jake routinely represents, assists, and advises developers in complex commercial real estate transactions involving the development, purchase, sale, and lease of commercial real estate, including retail shopping centers, hotels, medical offices, assisted living facilities, multifamily housing, manufactured housing communities, renewable energy projects, and industrial properties. Jake also represents both lenders and borrowers in commercial finance transactions, including real estate finance and other asset-based lending.

In addition to general real estate and commercial finance transactions, Jake assists developers with land use and zoning matters, including annexations, zoning changes, and planned unit developments.

Jake practices extensively in the area of municipal law, particularly with respect to economic development and redevelopment projects and land use and zoning matters. Jake represents redevelopment commissions, planning and zoning boards, and sanitary sewer boards, among other municipal and public entities.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Jake served as Assistant Vice President and Senior Claims Counsel with an industry-leading title insurance underwriter. In that role, Jake managed title insurance claims processes involving insured property owners and mortgage holders, including title insurance coverage determinations and disputes, non-litigation title curative action, and title defense and title curative litigation. Jake began his legal career in practice with a mid-sized law firm in Indiana, focusing on general liability defense litigation, business litigation, and real estate matters. Jake is a cum laude graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he served as a Note Development Editor on the Indiana Law Review.

Other Info About Jake


Law School

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2015, cum laude

Undergraduate School

Indiana University, Bloomington, B.A., History, 2012

Bar Memberships

Jake is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 2016

Indiana, 2015


Jake is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Maker13, Board of Directors

Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana, Board of Directors