Susan is an attorney in Taft’s Real Estate practice group. Bringing more than 20 years’ experience to her clients, she advises them on legal matters ranging from real estate development and financing, to contract negotiations, commercial leasing and management of business disputes.

Susan connects with client issues, due to experience gained from her previous in-house counsel career. Given her background within the hospitality and national fine dining restaurant industries, she is able to provide practical real-world knowledge to her clients regarding business operations, corporate strategies, franchise relations, alcohol permitting, financing and contract negotiation.

In addition to the hospitality industry, Susan also gained industry knowledge from serving as in-house legal counsel for commercial real estate development companies. In this role, she advised developers on legal matters related to real estate development, commercial lending, acquisitions and dispositions, office and retail leasing, and credit enhanced development transactions.

She earned her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from DePauw University.

All Service Areas


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • DePauw University


  • State - Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association


  • Indianapolis Bar Association