Barry Z. Wallack
Concentration: Real Estate Acquisition, Development, Leasing and Financing; Secured Real Estate Lending; Business Transactions
Barry Wallack’s experience in leasing, lending, borrowing, development, operation, and syndication has varied from representing clients in $300-million public debt offerings, to sales and purchases of real estate projects of all sizes in various states, development of numerous apartment projects (consisting of more than 20,000 apartment units) in various geographic locations, leasing of office buildings and shopping centers, and lender representation in all types of mortgage loans from a free-standing corner drug store to the home office of a life insurance company. He has represented such lenders as Aetna Life Insurance Company, KeyBank National Association, Fifth Third Bank, and Allstate Life Insurance Company. Additionally, he has represented borrowers/developers such as Oxford Development Corporation, which was at one time the fourth-largest apartment developer/manager in the United States. Mr. Wallack began his legal career at Baker & Daniels and later moved to Klineman Rose Wolf & Wallack (where he was managing partner) and Wallack & Wallack before becoming a Co-Founding Partner of Wallack Somers & Haas in 1999.
Mr. Wallack, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (B.S., J.D.), has received numerous honors, including the Order of the Coif. Editorial Board, University of Wisconsin Law Review. In addition, Mr. Wallack has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2013, cited by Indianapolis Monthly as one of the top real estate lawyers in the city, has been consistently given a number 1 ranking by Chambers & Partners amongst real estate attorneys in Indiana and has been named by Indiana’s Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year – Real Estate 2011. He has also served on several boards, including the St. Vincent Foundation (2000-2004); the Congregation Beth-El Zedek Foundation (1996-2011); and JT’s Hand, a Neonatal Fund (1997-2003).