Melissa Ford Doell

T 317.237.3450
F 317.237.3900
201 North Illinois Street
Suite 1900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4236

Melissa's practice focuses on general business advising and business and real estate transactions.  Melissa has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in connection with purchases and sales of businesses, including structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing such transactions.  She also regularly advises companies on contractual matters, including service agreements, transportation and warehousing agreements, sales and distributions agreements and other matters. 

Melissa also has significant experience representing buyers, sellers and developers of real estate regarding purchases, sales, Section 1031 like kind exchanges, property tax abatement and affordable housing tax credit projects.

Representative Matters

  • $60 million sale of equity interests and medical office building portfolio
  • multiple $5-6 million affordable housing projects, including multiple real estate purchases, construction and permanent financing, and tax credit syndication
  • special counsel for Indiana statutory matters in connection with $271 million tender offer
  • $18 million sale of quarry assets
  • $100 million sale of membership interests in service business

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Business Section
  • American Bar Association
  • IndyCREW, Mentoring Committee
  • Venture Club of Indiana
  • Association of Corporate Growth, Indiana

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Women & Hi Tech, Member, 2004
  • Indiana Association of Child Care Resources & Referral, Board Member, 2004
  • Westfield-Washington Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2002-2004

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"Mergers and Acquisitions Update," Representing Indiana Businesses: Hot Topics Seminar, June 2018

"Business Contracts: Top 10 Most Costly Mistakes," National Business Institute, March 2016

"LLCs in Indiana," National Business Institute, June 2013

"Business Law Fundamentals," National Business Institute, Speaker, May 7, 2012

"Limited Liability Companies," National Business Institute, Speaker, April 2011

"LLC or Inc.? Entity Selection for a Small to Medium Size Business," National Business Institute, Speaker, December 2, 2010

Other Contact Info


Michelle Hayes
T 317.237.3927