Ian is an experienced external general counsel who focuses his practice on business advisory services, risk management, general corporate law, corporate governance, media law, and mergers and acquisitions. As a former in-house counsel, Ian prides himself on providing practical legal advice to business clients.

From 2007 through 2015, Ian was vice president and associate general counsel at Emmis Communications Corporation. While in-house, Ian oversaw all legal matters for Emmis’ business operations, including litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property, contests and promotions, mergers and acquisitions, risk and emergency management, and real estate. Prior to Emmis, Ian was an associate in Taft’s Indianapolis office from 2005 to 2007 and an associate at Ice Miller from 2001 through 2004.

Ian has served on the board of directors for Friends of Riley (FOR), Young Professionals of Central Indiana and Giving Sum. Since 2001, Ian has been a weekly volunteer at Riley Hospital for Children (Magic Castle Cart).

Ian received his B.A., cum laude, from Hanover College in 1998 and was a Horner Scholar. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2001 and was a Chancellor’s Fellow. He served as managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal from 2000-2001.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America (2020 – present)

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  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Hanover College


  • State - Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association


  • Indianapolis Bar Association


  • Young Professionals of Central Indiana (YPCI)

    Former Member, Board of Directors

  • Junior Achievement Indy's Best and Brightest

    Finalist (2010, 2012)

Community Involvement

  • Riley Society

    Member (2018 – present)

  • Riley Hospital for Children

    Volunteer (2001 – present)

  • Friends of Riley

    Former Member, Board of Directors

  • Giving Sum

    Past Board Member