Overview

Zena Braish read her first lease at 12 years old while helping run her family’s small real estate business. She now leverages that experience to help clients develop and execute real estate strategies that advance their business goals.

Past Experience

During law school, Zena was a student associate at the Indiana University Non-Profit Legal Clinic, where she helped clients form new nonprofit entities, apply for tax-exempt status, and draft bylaws, articles of incorporation, and contracts. She also served as president of the Middle Eastern Law Students Association.

Personal Interests

Zena is passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation. In her free time, she has volunteered as an instructor teaching civics to fifth graders and economics to high school seniors. She also helped teach business and commercial law to college students for three years prior to law school.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (online outreach editor) (2018)

Indiana University, Fort Wayne
B.S. in Business Economics and Public Policy, with highest distinction (2015)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Guardianship hearings
  • Nonprofit entity formation
  • Indiana Legal Answers Virtual Legal Clinic

Professional Associations

  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute, Indiana

Honors

  • Indiana University — Cali Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing
  • Indiana University — Cali Award for Excellence in Law and Economics
  • Doermer School of Business Lawson Scholar of International Studies
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