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Attorney Bio

In 2018, Denny Logan led the Firm’s effort to open an office in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  In 2019, he is the lawyer in residence in the Firm’s Grand Rapids office, while also practicing from our Fort Wayne office on a weekly basis.  The Firm’s work in Michigan primarily involves representing businesses.  The Firm intends to serve a select group of business and bank clients in the west Michigan area.  The Firm’s goal in doing so is to fully understand each client’s business and work closely with the client in achieving its goals.

Denny has extensive experience in business law and regularly advises businesses and municipalities on acquisitions, formations, governance, contracts, commercial real estate and other business matters. He has also assisted lenders in structuring and documenting complex commercial lending transactions.

Denny is also the supervising attorney in charge of the firm’s estate planning and probate areas.

Denny served the firm as Managing Partner for sixteen years from 1994 through 2010.

An Honors graduate of DePauw University, Denny attended Valparaiso University Law School. He is a recent member of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids and has been a member of a wide range of organizations, including Leadership Fort Wayne and the Downtown Fort Wayne Rotary Club. He has also participated in a variety of community, school and church activities.


Legal Assistant:  Annette Deaton

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2016
  • Indiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1977

Associations

  • Economic Club of Grand Rapids
  • American Bar Association: Business Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association: Legal Ethics Committee, 1992-1996
  • Allen County Bar Association: Board of Directors, 1993-1995; Chair, Legal Ethics Committee
  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • Indiana Bar Foundation: Fellow
  • Planned Giving Council of Northeast Indiana
  • Fort Wayne Estate Planning Council

Representative Experience

  • Serves as outside General Counsel to multistate service business in the aviation industry as part of the Firm’s West Michigan initiative
  • Regularly serves as counsel to companies serving all of their day to day legal needs
  • Served as co-counsel with law firm partner on $80 million loan to group of manufacturers for one of several participant banks and multiple amendments thereto
  • Regularly serves as counsel in commercial real estate and financing transactions, including those requiring local legal opinions
  • Responsible for counselling municipal corporation on public bidding, collective bargaining, grievances, open door law, legislative, finance, real estate disposition and General Counsel related matters
  • Responsible for counselling municipal corporation on advertising policy which complies with First Amendment
  • Responsible for drafting wills and trusts for people of all means and circumstances, including many second and subsequent marriages
  • Responsible for overseeing, organizing and planning for ultimate disposition of significant multi-state farm operation
  • Responsible for overseeing termination of longstanding family trust resulting in clear control of multi-generation family business
  • Responsible for creating, representing and obtaining IRS approval for several tax-exempt, 501(c) organizations

Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Selected for Inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®
  • Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®
  • Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”

Speaking Engagements

Speaking engagements have involved secured lending issues, guaranties and agricultural lending as well as wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives.

Community Involvement

  • Denny has taught classes and seminars for Purdue University, the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF) and the Allen County Bar Association.
  • Northeast Indiana Sustainable Business Council – Rothberg Logan & Warsco is one of the founders and Denny has served as a Board member and secretary since its formation.
  • East Wayne Street Center – two terms as President for central city organization devoted to assisting in the development of underprivileged people, with a focus on education.
  • St. Paul Lutheran School – school board member.
  • Concordia Educational Foundation – board member.
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church – involved in church leadership for over 15 consecutive years, including two terms as Congregational President.
  • Valparaiso University Law School – Regional Advisory Board member.

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