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Philip S. Kappes

Philip S. Kappes

Indianapolis, Indiana

Philip "Skip" Kappes has been practicing law for 62 years in his various areas of expertise. His practice is primarily concentrated in the area of corporate and business law, giving business, legal and tax advice to various corporate clients and resolving complex commercial disputes through litigation or other means. He assists small- and medium-sized businesses in sale, acquisition and financing. He also provides advice and assistance to companies and individuals who wish to protect their intellectual property rights. He is a mediator, helping parties to civil actions attempt to resolve their disputes before trial and to avoid the complexities and emotionally draining nature of extensive litigation. Mr. Kappes provides estate planning services to clients with large and small estates, helping to ensure that their loved ones and other beneficiaries receive the optimal yield from a life of hard work. He has been and is active in a number of community service organizations, serving as a past President of both the Children's Museum Board of Trustees and the Crossroads Council Boy Scouts of America; Trust Fund Trustee of Crossroads Council Boy Scouts of America; a past trustee of Butler University, and a past chairman of the board of Fairbanks Hospital; current Chairman of the Scottish Rite Foundation of Indianapolis.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Estate Planning
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1948
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1970


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1948
  • Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • B.A. cum laude - 1945

Honors and Awards

  • Who's who in America
  • Who's who in American Law
  • Who's Who in Finance and Industry
  • 33rd Degree Mason (Honorary)
  • Life Trustee, Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • Life Director, Crossroads of America Council BSA
  • Buchanan Award of Excellence, IBA
  • Award for Improvements in the Judicial System
  • Indiana State Bar Association Golden Career Award
  • Mortar Award, Butler University Alumni Association
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Butler University
  • Butler Medal recipient
  • Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity Legion of Merit Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Secretary, 1973 - 1974
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, 1973 - 1974
  • Indiana State Bar Association, District Representative
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Board of Managers, 1976 - 1977
  • Indiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1958 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Chairman, Law Practice Management Committee, 1992
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Public Relations Executive Committee, 1966 - 1969
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Chairman, Committee on American Citizenship, 1953
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Grievance Committee, 1960 - 1961
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Midwinter Meeting, 1965
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Law Office Management Committee, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Improvements in the Judicial System, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Subcommittee on Merit Selection of Judges, Chairman, 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association (House of Delegates), Member, 1970 - 1971
  • American Bar Association, Chairman, Lawyers Title Guaranty Fund Committee, 1971 - 1973
  • American Judicature Society
  • Lawyers Club of Indianapolis
  • Lawyers Association of Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Indiana Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Butler University, Adjunct Professor of Business Law, 1948 - 1952

Past Employment Positions

  • Armstrong and Gause, Associate, 1948 - 1949
  • C.B. Dutton, Associate, 1950 - 1951
  • Dutton,Kappes & Overman, Partner, 1952 - 1985
  • Lewis Kappes Fuller & Eads, Partmer, 1985 - 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Trustee, Butler University, 1990 - 1992
  • President, Butler University Alumni Association, 1955 - 1957
  • Director, Scottish Rite Children's Learning Center, 1997 - 1998
  • Chairman of the Board, Scottish Rite Children's Learning Center, 2000 - 2003
  • Vice Chair, Scottish Rite Children's Learning Center, 2003 - Present
  • Director, Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral Foundation, Inc., 1997 - Present
  • Chairman, Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral Foundation, Inc., 1998
  • Trustee, Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite
  • Director, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis Foundation, Inc., 1998 - Present
  • Chapter Advisor, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Butler University, 32 years
  • Masons, Worshipful Master, 1975
  • 33rd Degree Most Wise Master, 1982 - 1984
  • Indianapolis Chapter Rose Croix Executive Committee
  • Trustee, Indianapolis Chapter Rose Croix Executive Committee, 1996 - 2001


  • Tau Kappa Alpha
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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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Teléfono: 317-639-1210
Lánea gratuita: 866-668-0262
Fax: 317-639-4882
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