Attorney Bio

Rick Donovan practices in the areas of commercial banking, creditors’ rights, general business and corporate, and real estate law. Within his practice areas, Rick has experience in representing lending institutions in a variety of commercial loan origination matters, including public and private financing arrangements, lender participations, intercreditor arrangements, construction lending, asset-based and real estate lending arrangements, and warehouse lending arrangements as well as commercial loan workouts, restructures, replevins and foreclosures.

Additionally, Rick regularly assists business and corporate clients with commercial transactions, corporate affiliations, mergers, acquisitions, business planning and formation, shareholder disputes and dissociation, commercial and residential real estate, lease, property management, landlord/tenant, and construction matters.

Rick is a Fort Wayne native who graduated from Butler University in 1990 and from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1993.

Legal Assistant:  Arlene Colone


Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1993


  • Indiana State Bar Association: Healthcare and Medicine, Business Law Sections
  • Indiana Bankers Association: Associate Member
  • American Legal and Financial Network: Member – Commercial Section
  • Building Contractors Association
  • National Health Lawyers Association


  • AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

Services Provided

  • Assisting financial service providers in commercial loan transactions and in the commercial loan workout and risk asset areas
  • Assisting corporate and commercial clients with business start-up, planning, financing, acquisition, operational and tax strategies
  • Assisting corporate and commercial clients in the collection of delinquent consumer and commercial accounts
  • Representing buyers and sellers in connection with commercial and residential real estate matters
  • Representing municipal and nonprofit organizations in various operational, business and administrative matters

Community Involvement

  • Mad Anthonys: Board of Directors
  • Amateur Sports Academy: Board of Directors
  • Bishop Dwenger High School: Board of Education