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Dwayne focuses his practice on business and tax planning services primarily for privately-owned business clients and high net worth individuals. In this role he acts as general counsel for many business clients, and serves as a business advisor for business transactions including mergers and acquisitions. He also has significant experience working with all entity types including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and tax exempt organizations. Additionally, Dwayne has extensive business succession planning experience. His professional background offers a broad based resource to his clients.

Dwayne has had an extensive role in the firm leadership. He is a former member of the firm’s Partnership Board and the past chair of the Corporate and Transactional practice group; he also served on the firm's former management committee.

Career Highlights

Awards

  • Sagamore of the Wabash
  • AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana C.P.A. Society and American Institute of Certified Accountants

Former Employment

  • Ernst & Whinney, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1983-1989

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2007-present; Chairman, present and 2012-2013; Vice Chairman, 2011)
  • Indianapolis Bureau of Jewish Education (Honorary Member 2003 – present; Board of Directors, 1994-2002; President, 2000-2002; Vice President, 1999-2000; Treasurer, 1995-1999)
  • Board or Advisory Committee positions with various privately held businesses
  • Washington Township Schools Foundation (Board of Directors, 2004-2010; President, 2008; President-Elect, 2007; Secretary, 2006)
  • Indiana Development Finance Authority (appointed by Governor Frank O’Bannon) (Board Member, 1998-2005; Vice Chairman, 2002-05)
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (Board of Directors, 2000-02)
  • Tax Restructuring Advisory Panel (appointed by Lt. Governor Joe Kernan) (Member, 2001)
  • Indiana Public Employee’s Retirement Fund (appointed by Governor Evan Bayh) (Board of Trustees, 1995-1998)

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Young Leadership Program Graduate
  • Washington Township Youth League Football Coach

Media

Services

Industries

Indiana University, B.S., 1983
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989

  • Indiana, 1989

Certified Public Accountant (inactive)

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