Micah J. Nichols

Associate

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Micah J. Nichols

Associate

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Micah Nichols is an Associate in the Firm's Business, Acquisitions and Securities Practice Group and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and business law.

Mr. Nichols helps clients achieve their goals through comprehensive estate plans that match their stated and unique desires. Whether working to minimize estate taxes, helping to fulfill charitable intentions, or working through complex family dynamics, Mr. Nichols can provide the insights and assistance needed to create  estate plans that are tailored to his clients’ individual needs. In addition to working with clients on charitable and planned-gift-giving and formulating special needs and minor trusts, he also provides counsel and assistance with guardianships, long term care planning, and estate and trust administration matters.

Additionally, Micah advises and assists clients with the formation of business entities and various corporate issues, including asset sales, acquisitions, contracts, real estate transactions, business succession plans, and general business matters.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Nichols completed a one-year judicial clerkship in the Allen Circuit Court in Fort Wayne, Indiana, under the Honorable Thomas J. Felts, the Honorable Craig J. Bobay, and Magistrate John. D. Kitch, III. He has also served as an associate attorney with various Indiana based law firms, and has focused extensively in estate planning and elder law.

Representative Experience

  • Worked with  high net worth clients and created and implemented revocable and irrevocable trusts, special needs and minor trusts, charitable trusts, and wills with testamentary trusts
  • Supervised trust and probate administration process with high value assets to ensure efficient administration
  • Served as general counsel for small businesses and advised on various labor and employment issues, negotiated contracts, and assisted with implementing business policies and procedures
  • Assisted in the purchase and sale of several small businesses
  • Consulted and advised on  commercial and residential real estate leases, purchase agreements, deeds, and other closing documents

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana (J.D., 2012)
    • Editor-in-Chief, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
    • Participant and Oral Advocacy Honors, Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois (B.A. in History, summa cum laude, 2009)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2012

Professional Associations

  • Indiana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Publications and Presentations

Representative Experience
  • Worked with  high net worth clients and created and implemented revocable and irrevocable trusts, special needs and minor trusts, charitable trusts, and wills with testamentary trusts
  • Supervised trust and probate administration process with high value assets to ensure efficient administration
  • Served as general counsel for small businesses and advised on various labor and employment issues, negotiated contracts, and assisted with implementing business policies and procedures
  • Assisted in the purchase and sale of several small businesses
  • Consulted and advised on  commercial and residential real estate leases, purchase agreements, deeds, and other closing documents
Education
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana (J.D., 2012)
    • Editor-in-Chief, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
    • Participant and Oral Advocacy Honors, Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois (B.A. in History, summa cum laude, 2009)
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2012
Professional Associations
  • Indiana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member