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Indianapolis' Taft Stettinius & Hollister boosts real estate practice group

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Kiamesha Colom
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
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Andrew Kleiman

Indianapolis-based law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister recently made key additions to its real estate practice group.

Jeffrey Abrams is a new partner in Taft’s Real Estate practice group, and represents banks and lending institutions, developers, landlords, tenants, builders, contractors and all types of business owners.

He has represented companies and lenders in documenting different types of transactions, including acquisition and development of land, shopping centers, office and industrial buildings, acquisition of businesses, development loans, construction loans and leases for various property types.

Abrams is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Indiana Super Lawyers. He is a graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Miami University.

Kiamesha-Sylvia Colom is another new partner in Taft’s Real Estate practice group and focuses her practice in the areas of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, sale leaseback transactions and real estate municipality work; real estate lending and commercial finance transactions; M/W/V/DBE certifications; and related business transactions.

Colom received a J.D. from Indiana University McKinney School of Law, a M.S. Ed. from Mercy College and a B.A. from Manhattanville College. She is listed as an Up and Coming Lawyer in Chambers USA and an Indiana Rising Star in Super Lawyers and was recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as Forty Under 40 in 2018.

Andrew Kleiman is also a partner in Taft’s Real Estate practice group 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 listed in Chambers USA and is a graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Indiana University.

James H. Schwarz is a new partner in Taft’s Real Estate practice group and represents real estate developers in the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of real estate. He also has experience negotiating leases for regional developers, as well as ground leases for hotel sites adjacent to retail developments.

Schwarz is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is listed in Chambers USA and Indiana Super Lawyers. He is a graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Indiana University.