Ronald. W. Buchmeier (Retired)


Ronald W. Buchmeier joined the firm in 1997, bringing years of experience as a bankruptcy practitioner and an in house counsel to a large commercial bank. Born in Garrett, IN, Ron received his undergraduate degree from Manchester University¬†and his law degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law (cum laude). Ron has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by an annual survey of peers published by Indianapolis Monthly magazine, and has the highest professional rating (AV) by Martindale Hubbell.

.  After over twenty years with the firm, Ron retired from the practice of law in January 2018.

Professional Experience

  • Represents financial institutions in the collection of commercial loans, bankruptcy and reorganizations, including formal and informal reorganizations and workouts
  • Represents banks in the defense of payment systems/check processing claims
  • Represents plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1979
  • Northern District of Indiana, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 2014

Educational Background

  • Manchester University, B.S., 1974
  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1979
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Nicholas W. Sufana, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana

Professional and Charitable Organizations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Member, Commercial and Bankruptcy Section)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member, Bankruptcy Section)
  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law
  • Indiana Association for Corporate Renewal
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow
  • Indiana Bar Foundation Fellow
  • St. Thomas More Society of Indianapolis (Former President)
  • St. Agnes Catholic Church (Eucharistic Minister)

Publications and Lectures

  • “Advance Collection Law,” National Business Institute (2014).
  • “Collection Law Tips and Strategies,” National Business Institute (2012).
  • “Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment,” National Business Institute (Dec. 2010).
  • “Foreclosure and Repossession in Indiana,” Lorman Education Services (Nov. 2008).
  • “Collection Law in Indiana including the New Bankruptcy Reform Act,” Lorman Education Services (July 2006).
  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Checks, Notes and Bank Deposits,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (July 1994).

Representative Cases

  • Successfully defended out of state corporation and individual shareholders in federal court from an attempt to freeze and seize corporate and individual assets.
  • Negotiated and documented restructure of loans from $10,000 to those in excess of $19 million.


101 W. Ohio Street,
Suite 1700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317.635.5005
Fax: 317.634.2501
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Martindale-Hubbell's Highest Rating
Super Lawyer 2015