Partner Phil Bayt Added to Midwest Real Estate News’ Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame

January 30, 2017

Partner Phil Bayt Added to Midwest Real Estate News’ Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame

Ice Miller partner Phil Bayt has been named to the 2016 Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Real Estate News in its December 2016/January 2017 issue. The publication begins each year by inducting members into its Hall of Fame. Phil is one of 75 commercial real estate professionals given this year’s honor. See his feature on page 24 of the publication.

Phil shared his formula to success with Midwest Real Estate News:

“First, I learn everything I can about a client’s business so I can understand that client’s goals and risk/reward trade-offs,” he told the publication. “Their dreams become my dreams. Their worries become my worries. Second, I bring every ounce of energy and creativity I have to each project to find solutions.”

Phil has provided some of the largest names in the commercial real estate industry with counsel and legal advice for more than three decades. He is a former chief managing partner of the Firm who has represented both for-profit and not-for-profit clients in numerous significant commercial transactions over the years, including the development, sale or refinancing of major hotels, office buildings, gaming projects, sports facilities and retail centers. Phil has worked in virtually all aspects of real estate including gaming, finance, development, joint ventures, real estate funds, real estate taxes, workouts and foreclosures, construction law, and leasing.

Additionally, Phil is a regular speaker at Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum seminars and very active in his community through his service as a board member of the Riley Children’s Foundation and Capital Projects Fund Task Force of the United Way of Central Indiana. He is a past chairman for the Board of Indianapolis' largest not-for-profit community development corporation, Near North Development Corporation. He is active in the legal community through American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Indianapolis Bar Association and Indiana State Bar Association.

Phil has spent his life living and working in the Midwest. He was born in Indianapolis and graduated summa cum laude from Macalester College at St. Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He earned his Master of Business Administration and juris doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., where he graduated cum laude, Order of the Coif, in 1980.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.

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