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Mr. Schnurpel brings over eighteen years of experience providing legal and tax advice to individuals, corporations and pass-through entities across the country. He concentrates his practice on assisting the firm's for-profit and non-profit clients with tax law interpretation and planning at the federal, state and local levels. Mr. Schnurpel also has experience with the federal tax aspects of tax-exempt finance, including qualified 501(c)(3) bonds for health care, educational and cultural institutions, governmental bonds, and private activity bonds.

In addition to holding his law degree, Mr. Schnurpel is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining Krieg DeVault, he worked for two other Indianapolis law firms, as well as the Indianapolis and New York offices of international accounting firm, Ernst & Young as an Executive Director.

Representative Experience

  • Provided general corporate, contract and tax services for business and individual clients
  • Represented clients on matters of individual tax and estate planning 
  • Participated on due diligence teams responsible for reviewing tax issues in connection with various mergers and acquisitions
  • Drafted and negotiated various business contracts, employment agreements and organizational documents for for-profit and non-profit entities
  • Counseled clients with respect to obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, unrelated trade or business income tax issues and the private business use of tax-exempt bond proceeds
  • Served as Bond Counsel, Underwriter's Counsel, Issuer's Counsel and Borrower's Counsel in various tax- exempt bond financings
  • Counseled tax-exempt healthcare clients regarding tax aspects of The Affordable Care Act
  • Represented clients before the IRS and state Departments of Revenue in various tax controversy matters
  • Participated in mediation, arbitration and trial resolutions of various client disputes

Professional Associations

  • IndyBaroque Music, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Past Vice Chair - Tax & Finance Practice Group
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member and Past Speaker

Publications & Presentations


  • J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2000
  • B.S., Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (2000)


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