George W. Somers

Concentration: Real Estate Acquisition, Development, Leasing and Financing

George Somers has served as the lead attorney for shopping center, office building, and hotel/convention center development and acquisition, as well as various public/private redevelopment projects. With more than 20 years of concentrated experience in all types of real estate, he has provided counsel primarily to developers of and investors in real estate. Mr. Somers has also assisted clients in the areas of turnkey developments, build-to-suit leases, long term ground leases, and sale-leasebacks, as well as air-rights, licenses, easements, and other ancillary real estate agreements. Mr. Somers was a partner at Baker & Daniels before co-founding Wallack Somers & Haas in 1999.

Mr. Somers graduated from St. Olaf College (B.A., magna cum laude), and subsequently earned degrees from Harvard University (M.T.S., cum laude), Duke University (M.A.), and University of Chicago (J.D.). He has received several honors, including Phi Beta Kappa, and was named a James B. Duke Scholar.

Mr. Somers has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (1997-2007), cited byIndianapolis Monthly as one of the top real estate lawyers in the city, and is given a number 1 ranking by Chambers & Partners (2003-2007) amongst real estate attorneys in Indiana.