John W. Tanselle

Partner
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Overview

John counsels the management of financial institutions and their boards of directors with respect to general corporate matters, corporate governance issues, securities law compliance, regulatory compliance, regulatory enforcement situations and executive compensation issues.

He has served as counsel in numerous transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, hostile takeovers, issuer tender offers and the formation of de novo financial institutions.

He has also served as issuer's counsel and underwriters' counsel in public offerings of equity and debt securities and been involved in the implementation of leveraged employee stock ownership plans.

Experience

Membership & Involvement

  • Distinguished Fellow: Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Member: Indianapolis Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association
  • Former Trustee: Methodist Health Foundation; Christian Theological Seminary

Honors

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law: 2022
  • Selected to Best Lawyers Indianapolis Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year": 2014
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Banking and Finance Law: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; 2021, 2022
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Financial Services Regulation Law: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; 2021, 2022
  • Selected to Indiana Super Lawyers list: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Selected to "Who's Who in Banking" by the Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Selected to "40 Under 40" by the Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Named a "Leader in Banking Excellence" by the Indiana Bankers Association in 2020

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Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 1981, magna cum laude

Indiana University, B.S., 1978, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Indiana
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