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OVERVIEW

Benjamin A. Pecar
Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7747

F 317-231-7433

OVERVIEW

Benjamin A. Pecar
Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7747

F 317-231-7433

Ben Pecar concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and corporate law, including real estate development, leasing and financing transactions and providing general corporate advisory services. Clients appreciate that Ben makes an investment in understanding their businesses and is proactive in helping them realize their distinct goals while safeguarding their bottom line.

OVERVIEW

Benjamin A. Pecar Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P : 317-231-7747

Ben Pecar concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and corporate law, including real estate development, leasing and financing transactions and providing general corporate advisory services. Clients appreciate that Ben makes an investment in understanding their businesses and is proactive in helping them realize their distinct goals while safeguarding their bottom line.

Ben counsels real estate developers, owners and operators in connection with the acquisition, financing, construction, leasing and/or sale of their projects. This work includes structuring deals, negotiating joint ventures, sale and leaseback transactions, leasing, financing and virtually all other aspects of real estate projects.

As part of the firm’s Real Estate, Corporate and Financial Services teams, Ben’s approach is to find practical solutions to client problems and to navigate clients through the hurdles typical of sophisticated transactions. Ben has been representing developers and operators of office, retail, hotel, medical office, hospital, industrial and other real estate projects for in excess of 30 years.

Ben also represents numerous privately held companies in connection with the acquisition and/or sale of their businesses, succession planning, equity and debt financing, leveraged buyouts and other general corporate matters. In addition, he has represented an array of banks and financial institutions in many types of financing transactions, including secured and unsecured loans, asset based loans and project finance transactions.

Moreover, Ben has worked with numerous utility and utility-related companies assisting with their real estate and transactional needs, including structuring trade credit arrangements. Ben seeks to remain an effective negotiator and stays well-versed in current market trends; he uses that data to help clients inform their decisions. Ben enjoys helping his clients achieve their goals, while maximizing their time and resources and improving overall efficiencies and value.

Professional and Community Involvement

Board president, Sycamore School

Former board member, Eskenazi Health Foundation

Former board of trustees member, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Former board member, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Former board member, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2019

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year, 2010

EXPERIENCE
  • A team of firm attorneys, led by Martin Zivitz, assisted in the $15.5 million sale of a 225-bed skilled nursing facility, which closed Dec. 31, 2013. The consummation of the transactions resulted from a coordinated effort among firm attorneys who handled all of the health care and related regulatory issues, oversaw all real estate aspects of the transactions, navigated union, labor and related employment matters and helped expedite the closing.
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP represented J.D. Byrider, the leader in the used car sales and finance industry, in its sale to private equity firm Altamount Capital Partners.

    Altamount will provide strategic direction to J.D. Byrider as it continues to grow and further its franchisee expansion initiatives.

    For more than 20 years, J.D. Byrider has grown to be the key used car sales and finance enterprise in the country. In addition to its unique franchising model, the company also has developed the industry’s premier software, Discover System. The company has matched nearly 900,000 consumers to quality, affordable vehicles. It also has 127 franchised- and company-owned dealerships in 29 states.

    Attorneys in Barnes & Thornburg’s Corporate Department advised J.D. Byrider on the sale.
  • Represented bank in construction financing for new clubhouse and related course improvements at Harbor Shores Golf Course in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Issues included support from local non profit community development foundation as well as significant environmental issues.
  • Represented client in private placement of notes.
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