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 2019 Private Equity Lawyer of the Year and 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 six of the past eight 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").
Sigma Chi Fraternity, Lambda Chapter (IU) — House Board President
IU Alumni Inter-Fraternity Council — Board of Directors
Boy Scouts of America — Executive Board, Crossroads of America Council
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
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