Krieg DeVault LLP has named Kendall Schnurpel (pictured) of counsel in its business, acquisitions & securities and public finance & municipal law practice groups. He has more than 18 years of experience providing legal and tax advice to individuals, corporations and pass-through entities across the country. Schnurpel concentrates his practice on assisting the firm’s for-profit and nonprofit clients with tax law interpretation and planning at the federal, state and local levels. He also has experience with the federal tax aspects of tax-exempt finance, including qualified 501(c)(3) bonds for health care, educational and cultural institutions, governmental bonds, and private activity bonds. In addition to holding his law degree, Schnurpel is a certified public accountant. He previously worked for two other Indianapolis law firms, as well as the Indianapolis and New York offices of international accounting firm, Ernst & Young as an executive director. Schnurpel holds membership in the Indiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Daniel Tychonievich has joined the firm’s business, acquisitions, and securities practice group as a partner. He’s a long time intellectual property and patent attorney and will assist clients in building business-focused patent and trademark portfolios. Tychonievich has experience in working with clients in the mechanical, electro-mechanical and chemical-mechanical technologies, as well as software industries. He is experienced in the licensing of intellectual property, non infringement/invalidity opinions and trademark cancellations/oppositions; and represents clients in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent and trademark applications, and counsels and assists in intellectual property litigation. Tychonievich holds membership in the Indiana State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Ohio State University Welding Engineering Alumni Society. He is very active in his community, serving as president of the Board of Trustees for the Northern Indiana Historical Society (dba The History Museum) and formerly served on the Board for Habitat for Humanity in St. Joseph County. Before joining the firm, Tychonievich served for several years in private practice and was also a patent lawyer with electronics manufacturer CTS Corp. in Elkhart. His practice is further enhanced by his extensive experience as a practicing engineer. He was previously registered as a professional engineer in the state of Ohio, and is a past recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award for the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers. Tychonievich is a graduate of University of Notre Dame Law School, and will counsel clients from the Firm’s North Central Indiana office.
Also, Tammy Haney (pictured) has been named a partner for its real estate practice group She brings nearly 30 years of legal experience to the firm. Haney will practice primarily in the areas of real estate, municipal law and secured lending, with a specific concentration on commercial and residential development, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and financing. Throughout her career, she has represented numerous national and regional homebuilders, municipalities, national and regional developers, retail companies, residential developers, publically traded companies and REITs, and national banking associations. Haney has extensive experience with municipalities, public utilities and other public entities related primarily to real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development, rights of way, eminent domain and recreational trails. She is the current Indiana State Chair of the International Municipal Lawyers Association, a member of the Carmel Rotary, and in January, completed her term as a board member of Friends of the Carmel-Clay Public Library. Additionally, Haney has served as an instructor at IUPUI and provides educational instruction to legal and real estate-focused organizations. Before joining the firm, she spent her career in private practice at two Indianapolis-area law firms. Haney is a graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law