(EVANSVILLE, Ind.) – August 18, 2014 – Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) – an experienced full-service law firm dedicated to effectively serving the legal needs of clients for more than 105 years – is pleased to announce that KDDK attorneys Mike Schopmeyer, Jeff Helfrich, and Kent Brasseale have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.
G. Michael (Mike) Schopmeyer, a KDDK Co-Managing Partner, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in the fields of Environmental Law and Litigation–Environmental. Schopmeyer, who has been included in Best Lawyers annually since 2008, has more than 30 years’ experience closing and resolving environmental, business, construction, and real and intellectual property deals and disputes. Schopmeyer is a member of the American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association (Level II Arbitrator), Indiana State Bar Association, and Evansville Bar Association. He is currently active in the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, Inc., Evansville Tree Advisory Board, and Keep Evansville Beautiful. He has served as counsel to the Evansville/Vanderburgh Convention & Visitors Commission since 1985, and formerly served as Assistant Evansville City Attorney. Schopmeyer earned his Bachelor’s Degree cum laude in business administration (finance major) from the University of Evansville in 1980 and his Juris Doctor from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 1983.
Jeffrey K. Helfrich, also a KDDK Co-Managing Partner, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in the field of Commercial Transactions/UCC Law. Helfrich is a business attorney whose practice includes mergers and acquisitions, real estate, commercial finance, business organizations, and healthcare law. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Helfrich is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and Evansville Bar Association, and is a Licensing Instructor for the Indiana Association of Realtors. Additionally, he has held leadership positions with the Evansville Chapter Institute of Management Accountants Educational Foundation, Inc., Evansville Chapter of Sertoma, and Mater Dei Friends and Alumni Association. Helfrich earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University in 1982 and his Juris Doctor from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 1985.
Kent A. Brasseale II, a KDDK Partner, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in the field of Real Estate Law. Brasseale represents clients in real estate, environmental, mineral, intellectual property, construction, and business matters. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Evansville Bar Association, Indiana Oil and Gas Association, and Illinois Oil and Gas Association. He has been a Real Estate Certification Program Instructor since 1996. He has been actively involved in the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Big Creek Wetlands Foundation, Kennel Club of Evansville, and Evansville Christian School. Brasseale earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University in 1990 and his Juris Doctor from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1993.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”