Norman R. Newman

Senior Counsel Indianapolis
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Norman has represented both local and national developers for all types of real estate development projects, including shopping centers, industrial parks, office buildings, apartment projects and residential subdivisions, and in all phases of such projects, including land acquisition, zoning, leasing, environmental compliance, financing and construction. Norman's experience is in the negotiation and documentation of complex projects.

Norman is the author of numerous articles on commercial real estate-related topics and has lectured on these topics for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, the International Council of Shopping Centers and other organizations. He is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is listed in Who's Who in American Law and Best Lawyers in America®. Norman earned his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and is now an adjunct professor there.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America® (1983 – present)

  • Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers

  • Honoree, Who's Who in America

  • Honoree, Who's Who in American Law

  • AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell 

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  • Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law (1960)

    With distinction; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif

  • Indiana University (1957)


  • State - Indiana

Speeches and Publications

  • "Drafting Purchase and Sale Agreements and Deeds," National Business Institute Seminar - Real Estate Transactions Toolkit, April 12, 2019
  • "Representations and Warranties: Traps for the Unwary," National Business Institute Seminar - Business Contracts: Top 9 Most Costly Mistakes, March 12, 2019
  • "Purchase and Sale of Real Estate" and "Environmental Laws and Liability," Real Estate Law Boot Camp - National Business Institute, Aug. 2, 2018
  • “Contract Drafting Fundamentals and Representations and Warranties,” National Business Institute – Drafting and Reviewing Business Contracts, Nov. 14, 2017
  • “Defining, Creating, Enforcing and Terminating Easements,” National Business Institute – Boundary Issues and Easement Law, Oct. 5, 2017
  • “Policy Endorsements and Exclusions,” National Business Institute – Title Law: A to Z, March 1-2, 2017
  • “Understanding Title Insurance,” National Business Institute – Title Law: A to Z, March 1-2, 2017
  • “Commercial Purchase/Sale Agreement Disputes and Litigation,” National Business Institute - Resolving Real Estate Related Disputes in Indiana, Sept. 14, 2016
  • “Drafting Purchase and Sale Agreements and Deeds,” National Business Institute – Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions, April 13, 2016
  • “Preliminary Contract Considerations and Representations and Warranties: Traps for the Unwary,” National Business Institute – Business Contracts: Top 10 Most Costly Mistakes, March 9-10, 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association


  • Indianapolis Bar Association


  • American Bar Association


  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers


  • Indiana University

    Adjunct Professor, Law