Professionals

Profile

Alan Townsend is a partner and vice chair of the Litigation Group. Mr. Townsend joined Bose McKinney & Evans in 1992 and focuses his practice on business litigation, attorney disciplinary matters, condemnation, and eminent domain and land-use disputes. In particular, Mr. Townsend has significant background in litigating disputes between landowners and municipalities about the legal and permissible use of real estate.  He is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried cases in both federal and state court. He has been recognized by Martindale Hubbell, Law & Politics and Indiana Business Magazine for his outstanding work as a litigator. Mr. Townsend also has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in condemnation and eminent domain proceedings on behalf of cities, towns, schools and utilities.

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington (J.D., cum laude, 1992)
Purdue University (B.S., graduate of highest distinction, 1987)

Honors / Awards

AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale Hubbell; Best Lawyers® 2017 Indianapolis Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants Lawyer of the Year; The Best Lawyers in America® (2007-2020); Indiana Super Lawyers® (2004, 2009-2019); recognized as a Distinguished Hoosier by Governor Mitch Daniels.

Representative Matters

RYYZ, LLC v. Fannie Mae, 48 N.E.3d 389 (Ind. Ct. App. 2016)
• Wagler v. West Boggs Sewer Dist., Inc. 
29 N.E.3d 170 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015)
• Wagler v. West Boggs Sewer Dist., Inc. 980 N.E.2d 363 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)
• Wagler v. West Boggs Sewer Dist., Inc. 898 N.E.2d 815 (Ind. 2008)
• Lauth Indiana Resort & Casino, LLC v. Lost River Development, LLC
, 889 N.E.2d 915 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008)
Brenwick Associates, LLC v. Boone County Redevelopment Commission, 889 N.E.2d 289 (Ind. 2008)
City of Carmel v. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., 883 N.E.2d 781 (Ind. 2008)
Brenwick Associates, LLC v. Boone County Redevelopment Commission, 870 N.E.2d 474 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007)
City of Carmel v. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., 849 N.E.2d 1197 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006)
Metro. Dev. Comm’n of Marion County v. Pinnacle Media, LLC, 846 N.E.2d 654 (Ind. 2006)
Metro. Dev. Comm’n of Marion County v. Pinnacle Media, LLC, 836 N.E.2d 422 (Ind. 2005)
Metro. Dev. Comm’n of Marion County v. Pinnacle Media, LLC, 811 N.E.2d 404 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004)
Lake Central School Corporation v. Hawk Development Corporation, 793 N.E.2d 1080 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003)

Appointments / Memberships

Member: Indianapolis Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; Habitat for Humanity of Boone County (President of the Board of Directors); Reorganization Committee assigned to study government reorganization and consolidation in Zionsville, Indiana; Zionsville Presbyterian Church

Former Member: Indiana State Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee; Community Development Law Center (Board of Directors); Never Too Late, Inc. (Board of Directors); Sagamore American Inn of Court

Admissions

Indiana, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana