Ice Miller Expands Real Estate Team, Including Experienced Attorney Joe Scimia Ice Miller Expands Real Estate Team, Including Experienced Attorney Joe Scimia

Ice Miller Expands Real Estate Team, Including Experienced Attorney Joe Scimia

Joseph M. Scimia joins as partner, joined by of counsel Blake J. Schulz

Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce that Joseph M. Scimia has joined the Firm as a partner in the Real Estate Group. Scimia brings more than 25 years of experience in representing developers and owners in complex real estate transactions. Scimia is joined by Blake J. Schulz as of counsel.
"Our real estate attorneys get deals done. Period." said Steve Humke, chief managing partner at Ice Miller. "Joe and Blake are excellent additions to a team that is focused on finding creative solutions for owner and developer clients throughout our region."
Scimia represents developers, contractors, lenders, landlords, tenants and property owners in a variety of real estate transactions. His areas of focus include construction and permanent financing of commercial, office, retail, industrial and residential developments, and the acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of office, retail, commercial, industrial and residential properties. His practice includes securing necessary land use approvals from local units of government for commercial, industrial, residential and mixed use projects.
"We work hard to serve our clients as the pre-eminent developer-based law firm in our region," said Melissa Proffitt, Indianapolis office managing partner. "Joe joins a vibrant, energetic team of attorneys who are hitting their stride at the high point of their careers. This is an exciting time for the Real Estate Group at Ice Miller, and for our clients."
Schulz focuses his practice on transactional real estate where he represents clients in commercial, industrial and multi-family real estate projects through the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and disposition stages. He is experienced in all aspects of real estate transactions, including site selection, due diligence, contract negotiation, and has represented clients at hearings, mediations and other dispute resolution proceedings.
The Ice Miller Real Estate Group serves as a leading development group in the Midwest, with a breadth and depth of knowledge in each aspect of the development process, and a special focus on complex matters such as mixed-use developments. The attorneys work closely with owner/developer clients to determine the scope of each real estate deal, develop a timeframe and a budget, and find creative methods to close the deal.
The Ice Miller Real Estate Group is also able to offer comprehensive services to owners and developers regarding all aspects of a real estate deal. The attorneys provide counsel on governmental incentives, tax considerations, zoning and land use, as well as general real estate concerns.
"As a pair, Joe and Blake are a natural fit for the ‘clients first’ culture of our group," said Aaron Dixon, chair of the Real Estate Group at Ice Miller. "As a part of our team, they will have the opportunity to lead clients through exciting developments and deals that will continue to shape the landscape of cities like Indianapolis.”
About Ice Miller LLP
Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP is an Am Law 200 Firm with a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of legal practice including: corporate, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, environment, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, municipal finance and government law. With offices in Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis; and Washington, D.C., the Firm has more than 300 lawyers and 40 paraprofessionals.
This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. 
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