Michael E. DiRienzo

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501 Main Street, Suite 305
P.O. Box 3646
Evansville, IN 47735-3646
T: (812) 423-3183
mdirienzo@KDDK.com
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Michael’s Assistant

Rita Thews
T: (812) 423-3183
rthews@KDDK.com

BV Distinguished 2013 Michael E. DiRienzo

SuperLawyers MED Michael E. DiRienzo

 

 

Partner

Michael has more than 10 years of experience assisting clients in the areas of bankruptcy, collection and creditors’ rights law, and complex commercial litigation involving business, environmental, construction, and real estate disputes and condemnation proceedings in state and federal courts in Indiana and Illinois. Michael uses his litigation experience to give his clients special perspective and advice on legal strategies regarding complex commercial transactions involving acquisitions, distributorships, commercial leases and protection of confidential information. Michael helps our clients effectively resolve disputes and continue to build their businesses.

Experience

Collections and Creditors’ Rights

Successfully collected millions of dollars in unpaid invoices for healthcare providers, automobile dealers, commercial and residential landlords, construction companies and other small business clients.

Achieved successful settlements of preference claims brought by trustees and debtors-in-possession in federal bankruptcy courts in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan, helping our clients keep more of the money paid to them by customers.

Assisted secured lenders in replevin and foreclosure litigation involving vehicles, inventory, equipment, real estate and other assets.

Forfeitures

Represents local prosecutors in achieving successful forfeiture of money, vehicles and other assets seized from criminal defendants for drug-related offenses.

Environmental Cost Recovery

Provided creative defense and settlement solutions to allow clients to minimize exposure to costly damages in CERCLA and ELA actions.

Environmental Litigation

Assisted clients in recovering funding to accomplish environmental remediation through litigation against historic sources of contamination of residential and commercial real estate.

Business and Professional Affiliations

  • Evansville Bar Association: Board of Directors (2009-2011), CLE Committee (2001-present), Commercial Law Section (2001-present, past co-chair), Real Estate Section (2001-present, past chair)
  • Indiana State Bar Association: Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Section
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Brooks American Inn of Court
  • International Association for Asset Recovery
  • Illinois Oil & Gas Association (IOGA)

Community/Civic Affiliations

  • St. Vincent Center for Children and Families: Board of Directors
  • Youth Resources Teen Court: Volunteer Attorney, Judge
  • Student Financial Aid Association: Treasurer
  • Leadership Evansville: Program Alumnus
  • United Neighborhoods of Evansville

Recognitions

  • Selected, Rising Star, Indiana Super Lawyers® Magazine, 2011 and 2012
  • Rated, BV® Distinguished™, Martindale-Hubbell®

Seminars, Presentations and Publications

Practice Teams

Industries

  • Construction
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Municipalities and Government

Education

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (B.A. 1997)
  • Notre Dame Law School (J.D. 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois