Beth Green focuses on transactional work and commercial litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Beth counsels clients involved in commercial and real estate transactions and disputes, including owners, realtors, closing agents, lenders, contractors, secured parties, landlords, and tenants. In addition to negotiating and drafting contracts of all varieties, Beth negotiates and drafts loan documents on behalf of lenders, including as local counsel with regard to Indiana law. She also represents lenders in various creditors’ rights matters, including payment claims and enforcement of security interests, both in state and federal court. Beth advises individuals and businesses on issues related to risk management, pre-litigation resolution, and all other aspects of civil litigation.
Volunteer at Riverside Intermediate School (2017)
- Volunteered to serve as a judge for mock trials presented by sixth grade students at Riverside Intermediate School.
Active Member of Journey Lutheran Ministries (2014 - Present)
- Assists with Journey’s children’s program.
- Journey is a Lutheran church located in Fishers, Indiana committed to community and living with purpose.
Volunteer at Fishers Elementary School (2014 - Present)
Mentor in IndyBar’s Mentor Connect Program (2016 - Present)
- Mentors by offering guidance and support based on personal experience.
- Mentor Connect is an IndyBar program that matches mentor and mentee pairs to help create meaningful and productive mentor relationships.
Volunteer Attorney for IndyBar's Ask-A-Lawyer Program (2011 - Present)
- Through the Ask-a-Lawyer program, attorneys reach out into the community to provide both knowledge and compassion. During each Ask-a-Lawyer event, nearly 100 Indianapolis Bar Association member attorneys go to various Indianapolis Public Library branches and other community sites to provide free legal advice to community residents.
- Prosecuted cases involving injunctive relief, such as breach of non-competition agreements and trade secret misappropriation.
- Defended title company against claims of forgery and deception arising out of real estate closing. Case settled favorably to client prior to trial.
- Pursued claims and obtained recovery on behalf of multiple contractors for breach of contract and foreclosure of mechanic’s liens.
- Defended realtor against claim of fraud arising out of real estate closing. Obtained summary judgment in favor of client.
- Argued before the Indiana Supreme Court on behalf of title company in negligence action brought by mortgage holder, in which Court elaborated upon an important exception to the economic loss doctrine: U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Integrity Land Title Corp., 929 N.E.2d 742 (Ind. 2010).
Seminars | Presentations
Practitioner-in-Residence Program – Panel Member, 2014
- Participated in this session offered as part of the first year professionalism curriculum at Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Residential Landlord-Tenant Continuing Legal Education Seminar – Speaker, 2015
- Addressed ethical considerations such as negotiating with pro se tenants, conflicts of interest, and competency.
Deliberative Leadership – Visiting Lawyer, 2016
- At the invitation of Professor Bill Henderson, returned to Indiana University Maurer School of Law and participated in student-facilitated, meaningful discussion of my selected reading which posed the question: What kind of story are you telling with your life?
Creditor Pursuit Against Fraudulent Debtors: Exploring the § 523(a)(2)(B) Exception to Discharge in Bankruptcy When a Debtor Uses a Personal Financial Statement to Secure Credit, RBE Blog (2017)
- One of the basic purposes of the Bankruptcy Code (the “Code”) is to give insolvent debtors a fresh start. However, the Code does require that such debtors are honest. To that end, the Code provides certain exceptions to discharge of debt. The exception outlined in Section 523(a)(2)(B) may come into play when a debtor has made use of a false personal financial statement (“PFS”) in securing credit and now seeks a discharge in bankruptcy of the associated debt. READ MORE
Note, Reframing the Issue: AIDS as a Global Workforce Crisis and the Emerging Role of Multinational Corporations, 12 IND. J. GLOBAL LEGAL STUD. 717 (2005).
- Words first spoken on a Cape Town stage in 1972 capture the negative sentiment expressed regarding the actions and, many times, inactions of multinational corporations (MNCs). From business decisions that range from unfair wage and labor practices to environmental carelessness and pollution, MNCs have been, and continue to be, the target of much criticism. More recently, the response of such corporations to the global AIDS crisis has been challenged by corporate watchdogs, consumer groups, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and global leadership alike. READ MORE
Beyond the Office
In addition to Beth’s professional calling, her main focus is helping to raise three young children as respectful, responsible, and resourceful individuals. She appreciates opportunities as an involved parent to share in her children’s educational experiences, including chaperoning field trips and spending time in the classroom.
Beth ministers to the sick and also provides pro bono legal assistance. As well, Beth enjoys reading, gardening, local theatre, and spending time with family and friends.
Real Estate Experience
- Beth represents and advises clients in all facets of the real estate industry. She drafts purchase agreements, leases, property management agreements, and other related contracts. Beth also represents litigants in a variety of real estate disputes.
- Beth frequently assists clients in the banking industry, both in Indiana and other states, in advance of closings through review, negotiation, and preparation of loan document, including loan agreements, promissory notes, mortgages, and other security instruments. In addition, Beth counsels clients with regard to workouts and foreclosures.
Rankings | Awards
Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star (2009, 2011-2017)
- Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Indianapolis Bar Association (IndyBar)
- Indiana Bankers Association (IBA)
Marshall University, B.A., Psychology, summa cum laude (2001)
- John Marshall Scholar
- Recipient of ‘Outstanding Psychology Researcher’ Award
- Studied at Anglia Polytechnic University n/k/a Anglia Ruskin University – Cambridge, United Kingdom
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2005)
- Selected as second year associate and third year managing editor for Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
- Awarded 1st Runner-up to ‘Scribe Award’ in recognition of outstanding legal writing, Spring 2003
- Indiana (2005)
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana (2005)