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Christopher A. Poling

Christopher A. Poling

Indianapolis, Indiana

Christopher Poling (licensed in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Washington and New York) actively represents national and state commercial lenders involved in SBA and conventional financing. He is Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Washington, and New York counsel and assists with transactions nationwide for several of the largest lenders of SBA and government-guaranteed financing in the United States. His work involves all stages of the lending process, including the review of credit terms, compliance reviews, franchise eligibility, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) lien perfection, mortgages and deeds of trust, lease assignments, subordination and standby agreements, intercreditor agreements, workout, collection, foreclosure and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Poling also works actively in business transactions, commercial real estate and represents construction contractors and large volume providers of construction material throughout the Midwest. Additionally, he is outside counsel for many small businesses throughout the state of Indiana, providing ongoing legal counsel to service their needs.

Prior to going into private practice in 1995, Mr. Poling was Assistant Attorney General in the State of Ohio and represented The Ohio State University. He also served as in-house counsel for the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA), a consortium of the Big Ten universities, which concentrated on international contracts funded by USAID and the World Bank. During his time with MUCIA, Mr. Poling structured a project in Ghana, teamed with the Smithsonian Institution, which was the first international transaction utilizing blocked currency for education.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Law
  • Small Business Lending
  • Commercial Real Estate

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Designated Attorney to Represent CDCs in SBA Loan Transactions, NADCO

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1987
  • Washington, 1994
  • Indiana, 1995
  • Michigan, 2006
  • Kentucky, 2008
  • New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1998


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Purdue University - Krannert School of Management, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Major: Financial Management

Representative Clients

  • National and In-State Small Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Legal Aid Society, Member of Volunteer Staff of Attorneys
  • St. Matthew Catholic Church, Member
  • Youth Soccer & Baseball, Coach

Past Employment Positions

  • Kunz & Opperman, Shareholder, 2000 - 2004
  • Kunz & Opperman, Associate, 1995 - 2000
  • Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, Legal Counsel, 1990 - 1994
  • State of Ohio, Assistant Attorney General, 1987 - 1990
  • The Ohio State University, In-House Counsel, 1987 - 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Society, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Member of St. Matthew Catholic Church (Indianapolis) parish council
  • Coach - youth soccer and baseball in Indianapolis.
  • Participant - Access to Justice: Talk to a Lawyer Program
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Ubicaciones de las Oficinas

Oficina de Indianápolis
One American Square
AUL Building, Suite 2500
Indianápolis, IN 46282-0003
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