James A. L. Buddenbaum
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JAMES A.L. BUDDENBAUM is a partner with the Indianapolis office of Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP, where he concentrates in corporate law, acquisitions, business transactions, utility, real estate, employment, and complex insurance, and other business litigation.

Mr. Buddenbaum is experienced in representing all types of utilities—electric generation and transmission utilities, rural distribution cooperatives, sewer, water, gas and telecommunications utilities—before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and state and federal courts. He regularly negotiates large energy, utility and other business asset sale and purchase agreements and real estate transactions. He has successfully presented more than one hundred zoning and land use matters in dozens of counties and cities throughout the state of Indiana for wireless service providers.

Mr. Buddenbaum also represents utilities in condemnation/eminent domain litigation. Mr. Buddenbaum's industry and community responsibility is reflected in his representation of unique and innovative renewable energy utilities, including his work with a sewer system utilizing self-sustaining wetland technology and landfills which sell their methane by-product to direct and indirect users.

Mr. Buddenbaum has many years of experience representing municipalities in a variety of matters and has been involved in representing clients in blood banking issues for more than 15 years.

Mr. Buddenbaum has litigated large-document, complex commercial utility, bankruptcy and insurance matters. He practices before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Acquisitions
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Insurance
  • Corporate Law
  • Utility Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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7th Circuit
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Federal Courts in Indiana
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  • English
Professional Experience
Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP
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Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
J.D. | Law
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Indiana University
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Honored for his work in Business & Corporate Law
Indiana Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar Association
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Indianapolis Bar Association
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Federal Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Demonstrative Evidence
Indiana Continuing Education Forum
Websites & Blogs
James A. L. Buddenbaum's Website Profile
Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP Website
Indiana Business Lawyer Blog
Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP
Indianapolis, IN
Capital Center North
251 North Illinois Street
Suite 1800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Toll-Free: (888) 337-7766
Telephone: (317) 269-2500 Ext. 223
Fax: (317) 269-2514