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Kendall Schnurpel brings twenty 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 business and healthcare 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 and tax-credits, including qualified 501(c)(3) bonds for health care, educational and cultural institutions, governmental bonds, private activity bonds, New Markets Tax Credits and Low Income Housing Tax Credits. In addition to his tax and general business work, Mr. Schnurpel works with cannabis and hemp clients, advising them on obtaining licenses and permits, regulatory compliance, political advocacy, tax and banking matters, entity formation and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, and contract drafting and negotiation.

In addition to holding his law degree, Mr. Schnurpel is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). 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, EY as a Managing 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
  • Indianapolis State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Executive Committee - Tax Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Vice Chair - Tax & Finance Practice Group
  • Prosperity Indiana, Member
  • International Cannabis Bar Association, Member

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)


Financial Services

The CARES Act: Flexibility for Lenders

March 26, 2020

Secured Lender

The CARES Act: Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy

March 26, 2020

Health Care

CMS Releases Telehealth Toolkits

March 23, 2020

Thought Leadership

Upcoming INSPECT Compliance Dates

October 28, 2018

Thought Leadership

Lights, Camera, Sanction

October 25, 2018

Thought Leadership

Secured Lender Alert: LIBOR Replacement

February 7, 2018

Thought Leadership

Dismissal of Non-Intervened Qui Tam Lawsuits

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

HIPAA Security...Integrity Matters

February 1, 2018

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