Overview

Jeff Brown advises public and private companies on acquisitions, securities offerings and corporate governance matters. He also represents financial investors and management participants in private equity and venture capital transactions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and other complex transactions.
Jeff has been engaged in many high-profile transactions as an advisor to global companies including Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Avaya Holdings Corp., Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc. and World Fuel Corporation. He is the 2018 M&A Lawyer of the Year in Indianapolis as named by The Best Lawyers in America, and has been a Lawyer of the Year five of the past seven years.

In addition to practicing law, Jeff is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder and an active investor. Jeff and his wife, Helen, were profiled for their investment approach in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ("An Investing Success Story: Jeff and Helen Brown").

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana
New York

Education

Georgetown University
M.B.A. (1984)

Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A. (1982)

University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. Order of the Coif (1987)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Sigma Chi Fraternity, Lambda Chapter (IU) — House Board President
  • IU Alumni Inter-Fraternity Council — Board of Directors
  • Boy Scouts of America — Past Del Mi District Finance Chairman
  • Association for Corporate Growth — Past Director
  • Butler University College of Business — Past Member of Board of Visitors
  • The Penrod Society — Past President; Past Chairman of the Penrod Arts Fair
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art — Past Trustee
  • Indianapolis Opera — Past Director
  • Dance Kaleidoscope — Past Trustee
  • Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series — Class XVII

Honors

  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers — Ranked Band 1 in Indiana in Corporate/M&A
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Named in four categories: Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; and Venture Capital (Indianapolis Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year, 2018 and 2015; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Lawyer of the Year, 2019, 2016 and 2012; Indianapolis Venture Capital Lawyer of the Year, 2014)
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Mergers & Acquisitions  
  • Indianapolis Business Journal — Forty Under 40 Award
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