Indianapolis Business Journal Showcases Mary Solada’s Real Estate Practice, Impact on the City
BGD partner Mary Solada has built a reputation as one of Indianapolis’ top real estate attorneys by representing large developers on important zoning matters, according to the recent Indianapolis Business Journal Legal Matters Focus feature story about the former chair of firm’s Real Estate practice group.
Solada, who helped the city acquire the land for downtown’s three professional sports venues, has been mixing it up lately by representing grass-roots groups opposed to a wide range of controversial projects that have grabbed the public’s attention, according to the IBJ.
She became involved in causes that helped avert the demolition of a historic church in Cumberland and bring down a billboard along a busy Geist thoroughfare. Solada is also representing a north-side neighborhood opposing a request to rezone property for a large apartment project. The positive outcomes for her clients on two of the three cases—the apartment issue is pending—reflect her considerable sway.
According to the IBJ, she attributes her recent spurt of versatility to mere coincidence. “My history is representing developers,” she said. “However, I do represent groups if I feel I can be of use and the concern is appropriate.”
The feature story also shared details about Solada’s decision to follow in her father’s footsteps into the legal profession, and her early career at Bingham Summers Welsh & Spilman, now BGD. She also discussed why her current caseload has spawned a series of high-profile zoning disagreements that have grabbed headlines.