Providing Results-Oriented Legal Services Since 1908

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP, is an experienced full-service law firm in Evansville, Indiana, dedicated to effectively serving the legal needs of regional, national and international clients. Our philosophy of effective representation has earned us our reputation of providing results-oriented legal services with high levels of client satisfaction.

Our clients include privately-held and public companies, healthcare providers, professionals, financial institutions, manufacturers, universities, insurers, non-profit organizations, individuals, and trusts and estates. Relationships with our clients are highly-valued; and we strive to be long-term counselors and partners to successfully meet each client’s unique needs.


To achieve effective representation, we listen and understand the client’s long-term objectives, timelines and budgets, and utilize a collaborative, principled approach to resolve issues


Since our founding in 1908, clients have the assurance of our stability and know-how to deliver the highest quality legal services


Vested in the success of our clients and community, we are attuned to emerging legal issues, industry trends and economic indicators

Practice Areas

IRS to Begin Use of Private Collection Agencies

Pursuant to federal legislation enacted by Congress in 2015, the IRS announced today that it will begin collecting unpaid taxes through private collection agencies. Specifically, the IRS has announced that it will be contracting with the following companies for collection purposes: CBE Group, 13...

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New IRS regulations will soon have an adverse impact on many family owned businesses

On August 2, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations that will have a significant adverse effect on the valuation of many family owned or controlled businesses for federal estate and gift tax purposes. These regulations, if finalized, would: Eliminate or substantially r...

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What is in a name?

Businesses invest substantial amounts of time and money in developing name recognition and goodwill in their products and services, and protecting the same.  Two Indiana businesses, Family Express Corporation and Square Donuts, Inc., have been embroiled in a dispute for nearly a decade over which en...

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    Sensitively counsels individuals about estate planning/death tax issues, elder law and private adoption for 30+ years.

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    John E. Hegeman

    Of Counsel

    Coaching approach to counseling employers on employment issues and defending them before courts and agencies.

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    Ashley Hollen

    A responsive, goal-oriented attorney whose attention to fine details benefits her business and individual clients.

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    Ashley R. Hollen


    Works to find effective solutions to legal issues using his unique mix of analytical ability and creativity. Y habla Español.

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