David J. Karnes

CONTACT DAVID 
karnesd@dwapc.com
765.288.8950 (phone)
765.289.5803 (fax)

ASSISTANT
Cindy Crull
crullc@dwapc.com
765.288.8950 (phone)

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business
    • Business Counsel & Contracts
    • Business Structuring/Choice of Entity
    • Corporate Governance
    • Real Estate
    • High Tech & High Growth Companies
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
    • Trademarks
    • Copyrights
  • Real Estate – Commercial and Residential
    • Purchase and sale agreements
    • Landlord and tenant leasing and subleasing
    • Construction, Home Improvement and  architect/engineering contracts
    • Acquiring and developing Land
    • Foreclosures
    • Structuring and documenting construction and permanent financing
    • Tax-deferred exchanges
    • Loan workouts and debt restructuring
    • Obtaining zoning and other approvals required for development
    • Developing and updating zoning regulations for municipalities
    • Condemnation/Eminent Domain
  • Civil Litigation
    • Appeals
  • Estate Planning – Wills & Trusts
    • Testamentary and family trusts
    • Special needs trusts
    • Revocable living trusts
    • Irrevocable trusts
    • Charitable planning
    • General durable power of attorney
    • Health care representative
    • Living Will
  • Probate & Estate Administration

Partner

Bar/Court Admissions

Federal:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

State:

  • Indiana

First Year Admitted to Practice Law
2001

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, magna cum laude, J.D., 2001
  • Bob Jones University, B.S., 1996

Professional Affiliations/Recognitions

  • Muncie Bar Association
    • Board of Directors 2008 – Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Probate, Trust & Real Property Section
    • Business Law Section
    • Real Estate Section
  • American Bar Association
  • East Central Indiana Estate Planning Council
  • Completed 40 hours Civil Mediation Training
  • Muncie Area’s Finest Business Attorney 2008

Community Involvement

  • Business Network International-Partners for Profit (BNI) 2003 – Present
  • United Way of Delaware County, Inc., Board of Directors 2010 – Present
  • Hillcroft Services, Inc., Board of Directors 2007 – Present (Chairman 2010-11)
  • Isanogel Center, Board of Directors 2003 – 2006
  • East Central Indiana Builders Association
  • Academy for Community Leadership Graduate  2004
  • Grace Baptist Church Deacon 2003-06; 2007-10 (Chairman 2008-10)

Presentations/Publications/CLE
Lecturer and author of:

  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
  • Landlord & Tenant Law
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