Chairman: Steven K. Humke, Chief Managing Partner
Managing Partners: Kristine Bouaichi, Michael Jordan, Judy Okenfuss
Number of partners: 194
Number of lawyers: 330
Built on a 100+ year foundation of legal service, Ice Miller LLP is committed to helping its clients stay ahead of a changing world. With over 300 legal professionals in seven offices, Ice Miller advises clients on all aspects of complex business issues across more than 20 practice areas. Clients include emerging growth companies, Fortune 500 corporations, municipal entities and non-profits.
Main Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
Data Security & Privacy
Entrepreneurial Company Services
Franchise & Distribution
Government Enforcement, Internal Investigations & Corporate Compliance
Internet of Things
Labor, Employment & Immigration
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Public & Municipal Finance & Law
Public Affairs & Lobbying
Securities & Capital Markets
Trusts, Estates & Private Wealth
White Collar Defense & Investigations
Ice Miller’s attorneys assist clients in achieving their goals in all types of transactions, financing, entity formations, fund formations and operations and general corporate, contract and business needs. The business group works with public and private businesses and individuals from all over the world; private equity and venture capital funds of all types; banks and other debt providers; angel and high net-worth investors; entrepreneurs; broker dealers, investment advisers and family offices; governmental and quasi-governmental entities and utilities; public and private pension plans, foundations and endowments; insurance companies, colleges and universities; sports leagues and teams; athletes and entertainers. Clients include Citizens Energy Group, Cook Group Incorporated, DFW Capital Partners, and Fifth Third Bank.
Labor, Employment & Immigration:
At Ice Miller, labor and employment lawyers are focused on helping clients create better workplaces. It understands what employers really need: practical real-world advice about solving problems that can expose employers to lawsuits or other claims, uncomplicated ways to comply with the complex and ever-changing laws governing the workplace, creative and collaborative relationships with long-term clients to meet their business goals and internal expectations, strong, cost-effective advocacy and the depth and skill to go the distance when disputes cannot be resolved on the front end, whether those disputes end up in complicated employment litigation or in a union organizing drive. Clients include Amazon, Big Lots Stores, Inc., Haynes International, Republic Airlines Inc.
Public & Municipal Finance & Law:
Ice Miller has served as bond counsel for over a century. Attorneys understand the complex issues that arise in dealing with government finance and work daily with government officials, elected bodies, other professionals serving government at every level and in every forum imaginable. The firm is consistently rated among the top law firms in the country and the Midwest in number of bond issues approved by a national publication, approving up to 433 issues per year as bond counsel with up to $7.8 billion annually in principal amounts. Over the last decade, the firm has served as bond counsel on more than 3,100 issues with a total principal amount of over $55 billion.
Private Equity & Venture Capital:
Ice Miller’s private equity group of more than 50 attorneys focuses on middle market transactions and understands the often unique dynamics of this space. The firm represents both management teams and the PE firms and individuals that invest in them. In the past five years, its attorneys have closed over 525 domestic and international transactions worth in excess of $20 billion and assisted in the formation of approximately 30 funds or fund of funds. Attorneys bring experience in the creation of optimal fund and acquisition/investment structures; the allocation of control and contractual rights between management and investors; and the development and implementation of exit strategies including debt and equity recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, sales and senior and junior debt financing transactions.
The firm works in many areas of litigation including antitrust and competition litigation, antitrust government investigations, appellate practice, business litigation, class actions, constitutional law, drug and device, electronic discovery (e-discovery), FDA practice, general trade regulation, insurance coverage and recovery, pre-merger notifications and investigations, products liability, risk and crisis management, securities litigation and regulation and white collar crime. Clients include American Structurepoint Inc., Indiana Finance Authority, Eli Lilly and Company, Deere & Company (aka John Deere Company) and Fifth Third Bank.
Real estate attorneys represent developers, landlords, financial institutions and others who regularly engage in real estate transactions, as well as clients who only occasionally need services to lease, construct, buy or sell facilities. They work to bring transactions to closing as quickly as possible, while counselling clients throughout the often complex processes and procedures. Experience includes regional clients, clients from across the United States and foreign clients with real estate activities in many states.
Ice Miller’s public affairs attorneys bring focused strategic thinking, communications savvy and effective grass roots and lobbying campaigns to the table. Public affairs services include government law; complex legislative matters; government contract procurement; gaming, pari-mutuel and alcoholic beverages; lobbying, ethics and campaign finance compliance; economic development and partnerships; procurement and federal lobbying and administrative actions.