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Brandt N. Hardy



Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 1981, summa cum laude, 

Indiana University, B.A., 1977, with honors



From his 21 years of experience doing documentation work as in-house counsel at a major regional bank, Brandt has a first-hand appreciation of the issues his banking clients face in the loan approval process and getting the deal documented and closed. Brandt is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, with an emphasis on providing legal services to our financial institution clients in the structuring and documentation of commercial and real estate loans. Brandt also handles commercial litigation matters in connection with his practice.

Brandt has lived in the "trenches” with his banking clients through the ups and downs of the credit cycles over the years. As in-house counsel during the past financial crisis, Brandt worked with outside counsel to maximize the recovery on distressed real estate debt in the national markets, including Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and the Missouri market in St. Louis. 

In private practice since 2009, Brandt’s practice for his banking clients has covered loan workouts, debt restructuring, foreclosures, receiverships and protecting his clients’ interests in bankruptcy proceedings. His representation of financial institutions in private practice, together with two decades of experience as in-house counsel to bank lending and workout officers, provides Brandt with the skill sets to handle the “crisis of the day,” whether it be negotiating and documenting the terms of a complex commercial or real estate lending transaction, advising a bank workout officer on the ramifications of a bankruptcy filing by a borrower, or pursuing a foreclosure when workout efforts have been exhausted. 


  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Real Estate Law: 2022

Memberships & Involvement

Member: Indianapolis Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association