Aaron Aft helps clients grow their businesses, build on their successes and expand their opportunities. As an associate in the Real Estate practice group at Ice Miller LLP, Aaron works with investment firms, banks, developers, brokers, management companies, non-profits, public and private companies and entrepreneurs. He helps his clients navigate through the complex legal issues and challenges associated with acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing and leasing of real estate across the country. Aaron is committed to delivering excellent client service, working with and advising clients through their real estate transactions, always keeping their best interests at the forefront.
Aaron’s diverse professional experiences enable him to understand what his clients need to achieve their goals. Since joining Ice Miller, Aaron has assisted clients large and small in transactions involving unimproved land, apartment complexes, office buildings and industrial property across the United States. Some of Aaron's work includes the acquisition, disposition and leasing of unimproved land, office buildings, office/industrial properties and retail shopping centers. He also worked on the unwinding of a Sharia-compliant investment portfolio; acquisition of municipal water and sewer utilities; development of build-to-suit cold-storage facility; development of a grain storage and distribution hub; and construction and financing of public hospital and university research facilities. Aaron has also assisted clients in making donations of real estate assets to municipalities and non-profit organizations, and he has helped non-profit and community organizations in acquiring and leasing real estate.
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Aaron represented businesses and individuals in business and civil disputes in state and federal court. Aaron also worked as a civilian law clerk for the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and as a legislative intern in the Capitol Hill office of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman. Aaron earned a juris doctorate from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington) where he graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, in 2011. Before attending law school, Aaron worked for a Washington D.C.-based law firm specializing in the representation of defense companies on Capitol Hill.