Stephen L. Fink Partner
Steve regularly supports parties involved in the sale of real and personal property, including office buildings, strip malls, hotels, apartment buildings, a swimming complex, a marina, incomplete housing developments, incomplete industrial parks, a funeral home, manufacturing facilities, and farming operations.
He has represented varied businesses involved in real estate development and other zoning and other matters including land use laws. He also regularly represents parties in construction disputes and eminent domain.
Steve is the author of Acquiring Distressed Commercial Real Estate, and co-author of The Bankruptcy Code and Indiana’s Mechanic’s Lien Law. He was seminar co-chairman, speaker, and author for “Foreclosure and Repossession in Indiana” sponsored by the National Business Institute. He was co-chairman and speaker at a seminar titled “Protecting Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy,” and co-chairman and speaker at a seminar titled “Credit & Collections in Indiana” sponsored by CPM Seminar Systems, Inc. He spoke on bankruptcy issues at an ICLEF seminar titled “Issues in Commercial Real Estate.”
He is a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Section Council of the Indiana State Bar Association and a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Section of the Allen County Bar Association. He is also a contributor to the Disclosure Statement, the official publication of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Section of the Allen County Bar Association. Steve is a former director of the Allen County Bar Association. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. He is annually recognized on the Indiana Super Lawyers and the The Best Lawyers in America lists in both bankruptcy and real estate. In 2011, he was recognized as a Northeast Indiana Top 100 Connectors by Leadership Fort Wayne & Journal Gazette for being someone who is able to make meaningful connections for others.
Steve is admitted to practice in the states of Indiana and Ohio, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Steve is a registered mediator.
Professional and Community Involvement
Council member, Indiana State Bar Association Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Section
Former director and current member, Allen County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Section
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, Commercial Law League of America
The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2019
Indiana Super Lawyers, 2010-2019
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Northeast Indiana Top 100 Connectors, 2011