Matthew D. Neumann

Associate

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Matthew D. Neumann

Associate

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Matthew D. Neumann is an Associate in the firm's Real Estate, Environmental and Litigation Practice Groups. He focuses his practice in the areas of environmental, real estate, complex commercial litigation, and business and corporate matters. 

Mr. Neumann has experience advising and representing businesses, individuals, and governmental and nonprofit organizations through varied and complex legal matters, including managing the risks of litigation when disputes arise and evaluating and capitalizing on business opportunities for clients.  Mr. Neumann’s practice includes litigation, transactional and regulatory components, and he has represented entities of all sizes, from conglomerated multi-national corporations and municipalities, to smaller family-owned companies, to startups, entrepreneurs and individuals.

Prior to joining Krieg DeVault, Mr. Neumann served as an Associate at an Indianapolis-based law firm where he focused his practice in the areas of complex litigation, environmental, business and commercial disputes, insurance coverage, construction law and other general, civil litigation areas.

Representative Experience

  • Represent conglomerated energy company in insurance recovery litigation arising from long-tail CERCLA liabilities
  • Represent industrial/manufacturing company against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Superfund site and corresponding insurance recovery efforts against multiple decades of Commercial General Liability (CGL) and excess/umbrella insurers to secure defense and indemnity coverage
  • Represent municipality in multi-faceted environmental matters arising from former manufacturing/industrial site with environmental impacts, including Brownfields redevelopment efforts, investigation and remediation overseen by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), cost recovery efforts against former owners and operators, and cost recovery efforts against multiple decades of CGL and excess/umbrella insurers to secure defense and indemnity coverage
  • Represent entertainment service company in catastrophic injury litigation and corresponding insurance coverage litigation arising from breach of contract for failure to honor defense and indemnity obligations under CGL policy
  • Represent landlord corporation in investigation and remediation of commercial property with chlorinated solvent impacts and corresponding cost recovery litigation against historical operators at the site
  • Represent corporation in refinancing of multi-million operational line of credit regarding the investigation and remediation of environmentally-impacted sites and related cost recovery efforts against multiple decades of CGL carriers to secure defense and indemnity coverage
  • Represent real estate holding company in investigation and remediation of former manufacturing/industrial site with environmental impacts and corresponding insurance coverage disputes
  • Represent multi-national telecommunications company in insurance recovery litigation arising from multi-site environmental liabilities under CERCLA and RCRA
  • Represent industrial/manufacturing company is insurance recovery litigation arising from underlying environmental liabilities under CERCLA/Superfund and Clean Water Act
  • Represent economic develop corporation in multi-faceted environmental matters, including Brownfields redevelopment efforts and EPA investigation under CERCLA
  • Represent municipality in dispute before the Office of Environmental Adjudication (OEA) regarding issuance and validity of NPDES permit
  • Represent joint venture energy project regarding the acquisition and condemnation of real estate for installation of interstate pipeline
  • Experience representing clients in environmental enforcement actions before numerous state and federal governmental agencies and overseeing investigation and remediation of environmental impacts to soil, groundwater and air
  • Represent various parties in the negotiation of Access Agreements and Environmental Restrictive Covenants in order to facilitate investigation, remediation and closure of contaminated sites  
  • Represent buyers and sellers in acquisition and disposition of real estate with environmental impacts
  • Represent defendants in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases
  • Represent buyers, sellers and real estate agents in various litigated claims arising from residential and commercial real estate transactions, including fraud claims, failure to disclose claims, negligence, malpractice, and breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Perform multi-decade insurance coverage archaeologies for entities to identify historical CGL carriers, umbrella and excess carriers and other insurers to pursue claims and, if necessary, litigate regarding defense and indemnity coverage to facilitate cost recovery

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (B.A. in International Studies, 2004)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 2010

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association 
    • Vice-Chair, Insurance Coverage Section (2016-Present)
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Division (2015)
    • Vice-Chair, Young Lawyers Division (2014)
    • Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Division (2012-2016)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Board Member, Young Lawyers Section (2012-2014)
    • Board Member, Pro Bono Standing Committee (2013-2014)
    • Board Member, Ethics Standing Committee (2013-2015)
  • IndyChamber Ambassadors, Member (2014-2015)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Environmental, Real Estate and Insurance Coverage (2017)
  • Distinguished Leadership Award, Indianapolis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (2016)
  • Leadership in Law “Up and Coming” Lawyer Award, The Indiana Lawyer (2015)
  • Indy’s Best & Brightest, Junior Achievement (2015)

Publications

  • "Digital Treasures Play a Role in Estate Planning, Indiana Lawyer," Volume 22, Number 25 (March, 2, 2012)
  • "Is Indiana’s Voter ID Law a Bridge to Nowhere?," 32 N.C. Cent. L. Rev. 68 (2010)
  • Documenting Disfranchisement: Voter Identification at Indiana’s 2008 General Election, 25 Va. J. L. & Pol. 329 (2010) (co-authored with Professor Michael J. Pitts)

Seminars and Presentations

  • “Advanced Insurance Coverage Roundtable:  Emerging Risks and Core Issues,” Indianapolis Bar Association Insurance Coverage Section, Moderator (2017)
  • “War Stories: Tales from the Trenches, Lessons Learned and Practical Pointers in Insurance Coverage Litigation,” Indianapolis Bar Association Litigation and Insurance Coverage Sections, Moderator (2016)
  • “Insurance 101: 10 Things Every Attorney Needs to Know About Insurance,” Indianapolis Bar Association, Moderator (2016)
  • “If I Knew Then What I Know Now,” Applied Professionalism Course, Indianapolis Bar Association, Moderator (2014)

Community Service

  • Wheeler Mission Ministires, Volunteer

Pro Bono Services

  • Ask-A-Lawyer Program, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Homeless Legal Aid Project, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Legal Lines, Indianapolis Bar Association
Representative Experience
  • Represent conglomerated energy company in insurance recovery litigation arising from long-tail CERCLA liabilities
  • Represent industrial/manufacturing company against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Superfund site and corresponding insurance recovery efforts against multiple decades of Commercial General Liability (CGL) and excess/umbrella insurers to secure defense and indemnity coverage
  • Represent municipality in multi-faceted environmental matters arising from former manufacturing/industrial site with environmental impacts, including Brownfields redevelopment efforts, investigation and remediation overseen by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), cost recovery efforts against former owners and operators, and cost recovery efforts against multiple decades of CGL and excess/umbrella insurers to secure defense and indemnity coverage
  • Represent entertainment service company in catastrophic injury litigation and corresponding insurance coverage litigation arising from breach of contract for failure to honor defense and indemnity obligations under CGL policy
  • Represent landlord corporation in investigation and remediation of commercial property with chlorinated solvent impacts and corresponding cost recovery litigation against historical operators at the site
  • Represent corporation in refinancing of multi-million operational line of credit regarding the investigation and remediation of environmentally-impacted sites and related cost recovery efforts against multiple decades of CGL carriers to secure defense and indemnity coverage
  • Represent real estate holding company in investigation and remediation of former manufacturing/industrial site with environmental impacts and corresponding insurance coverage disputes
  • Represent multi-national telecommunications company in insurance recovery litigation arising from multi-site environmental liabilities under CERCLA and RCRA
  • Represent industrial/manufacturing company is insurance recovery litigation arising from underlying environmental liabilities under CERCLA/Superfund and Clean Water Act
  • Represent economic develop corporation in multi-faceted environmental matters, including Brownfields redevelopment efforts and EPA investigation under CERCLA
  • Represent municipality in dispute before the Office of Environmental Adjudication (OEA) regarding issuance and validity of NPDES permit
  • Represent joint venture energy project regarding the acquisition and condemnation of real estate for installation of interstate pipeline
  • Experience representing clients in environmental enforcement actions before numerous state and federal governmental agencies and overseeing investigation and remediation of environmental impacts to soil, groundwater and air
  • Represent various parties in the negotiation of Access Agreements and Environmental Restrictive Covenants in order to facilitate investigation, remediation and closure of contaminated sites  
  • Represent buyers and sellers in acquisition and disposition of real estate with environmental impacts
  • Represent defendants in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases
  • Represent buyers, sellers and real estate agents in various litigated claims arising from residential and commercial real estate transactions, including fraud claims, failure to disclose claims, negligence, malpractice, and breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Perform multi-decade insurance coverage archaeologies for entities to identify historical CGL carriers, umbrella and excess carriers and other insurers to pursue claims and, if necessary, litigate regarding defense and indemnity coverage to facilitate cost recovery
Education
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (B.A. in International Studies, 2004)
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 2010
Professional Associations
  • Indianapolis Bar Association 
    • Vice-Chair, Insurance Coverage Section (2016-Present)
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Division (2015)
    • Vice-Chair, Young Lawyers Division (2014)
    • Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Division (2012-2016)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Board Member, Young Lawyers Section (2012-2014)
    • Board Member, Pro Bono Standing Committee (2013-2014)
    • Board Member, Ethics Standing Committee (2013-2015)
  • IndyChamber Ambassadors, Member (2014-2015)
Awards and Recognitions
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Environmental, Real Estate and Insurance Coverage (2017)
  • Distinguished Leadership Award, Indianapolis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (2016)
  • Leadership in Law “Up and Coming” Lawyer Award, The Indiana Lawyer (2015)
  • Indy’s Best & Brightest, Junior Achievement (2015)
Publications
  • "Digital Treasures Play a Role in Estate Planning, Indiana Lawyer," Volume 22, Number 25 (March, 2, 2012)
  • "Is Indiana’s Voter ID Law a Bridge to Nowhere?," 32 N.C. Cent. L. Rev. 68 (2010)
  • Documenting Disfranchisement: Voter Identification at Indiana’s 2008 General Election, 25 Va. J. L. & Pol. 329 (2010) (co-authored with Professor Michael J. Pitts)
Seminars and Presentations
  • “Advanced Insurance Coverage Roundtable:  Emerging Risks and Core Issues,” Indianapolis Bar Association Insurance Coverage Section, Moderator (2017)
  • “War Stories: Tales from the Trenches, Lessons Learned and Practical Pointers in Insurance Coverage Litigation,” Indianapolis Bar Association Litigation and Insurance Coverage Sections, Moderator (2016)
  • “Insurance 101: 10 Things Every Attorney Needs to Know About Insurance,” Indianapolis Bar Association, Moderator (2016)
  • “If I Knew Then What I Know Now,” Applied Professionalism Course, Indianapolis Bar Association, Moderator (2014)
Community Service
  • Wheeler Mission Ministires, Volunteer
Pro Bono Services
  • Ask-A-Lawyer Program, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Homeless Legal Aid Project, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Legal Lines, Indianapolis Bar Association