Taft partners Andy Kleiman, Jeff Kosc and Liz Shuster were recognized as Distinguished Fellows at the 2019 Indianapolis Bar Association (IndyBar) and Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF) awards breakfast on Nov. 19. Each year the IBF honors individuals for their dedication to the law by bestowing on them the designation of Distinguished Fellow.
Kleiman is a partner in Taft’s Real Estate practice and represents developers, commercial lenders, business owners, entrepreneurs and municipalities. He has represented numerous real estate developers and lending institutions with construction, permanent financing and commercial matters, leasing and purchase and sale transactions and general commercial lending. Kleiman is a member of the IndyBar and Indiana State Bar Associations as well as the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He serves on the boards of directors for the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Foundation.
Kosc is a partner in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice. He focuses on transactional and litigation matters relating to intellectual property, information technology, data security, privacy, e-commerce, telecommunications, advertising, sweepstakes and promotions. Kosc is a member of the IndyBar Association and serves on the board of directors for the Jewish Community Center.
Shuster is a partner in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice and is a registered patent attorney. She focuses on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property. She is a member of the Indy Bar and serves on the IndyBar’s Professionalism Committee, Innovation & Research Council, and is the co-founder of the Indy Attorneys Network Section of the IndyBar, which promotes collegiality between attorneys. Shuster is also a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the former chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the ISBA. Shuster is a founding member and currently serves as co-chair of the Indiana ChIPs chapter.