James A. L. Buddenbaum
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  • Indiana
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JAMES A.L. BUDDENBAUM is a partner with the Indianapolis office of Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP, where he concentrates in corporate law, acquisitions, business transactions, utility, real estate, employment, and complex insurance, and other business litigation.

Mr. Buddenbaum is experienced in representing all types of utilities—electric generation and transmission utilities, rural distribution cooperatives, sewer, water, gas and telecommunications utilities—before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and state and federal courts. He regularly negotiates large energy, utility and other business asset sale and purchase agreements and real estate transactions. He has successfully presented more than one hundred zoning and land use matters in dozens of counties and cities throughout the state of Indiana for wireless service providers.

Mr. Buddenbaum also represents utilities in condemnation/eminent domain litigation. Mr. Buddenbaum's industry and community responsibility is reflected in his representation of unique and innovative renewable energy utilities, including his work with a sewer system utilizing self-sustaining wetland technology and landfills which sell their methane by-product to direct and indirect users.

Mr. Buddenbaum has many years of experience representing municipalities in a variety of matters and has been involved in representing clients in blood banking issues for more than 15 years.

Mr. Buddenbaum has litigated large-document, complex commercial utility, bankruptcy and insurance matters. He practices before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Acquisitions
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Insurance
  • Corporate Law
  • Utility Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
Federal Courts in Indiana
  • English
Professional Experience
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
J.D. | Law
Indiana University
Honored for his work in Business & Corporate Law
Indiana Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar Association
Indianapolis Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Articles & Publications
Demonstrative Evidence
Indiana Continuing Education Forum
Websites & Blogs
James A. L. Buddenbaum's Website Profile
Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP Website
Indiana Business Lawyer Blog
Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog
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Contact & Map
Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP
Chicago, IL
One East Wacker Drive
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 724-8280
Fax: (773) 960-8600
Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP
Lebanon, IN
225 West Main Street
PO Box 668
Lebanon, IN 46052
Toll-Free: (888) 532-7766
Telephone: (765) 482-0110
Fax: (765) 483-3444
Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP
Indianapolis, IN
Capital Center North
251 North Illinois Street
Suite 1800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Toll-Free: (888) 337-7766
Telephone: (317) 269-2500
Fax: (317) 269-2514