Ryan L. Leitch


Assistant: Becky Keever



Ryan Leitch represents businesses and business owners including those in manufacturing, retail, distributors, software and technology, construction, sale, and other service industries in numerous business matters.  The variety of business matters includes entity selection and organization, employment, mergers and acquisitions and other transactions, loan transactions, general contractual matters, disputes among shareholders/members, and in business succession planning to assist owners in transferring/selling their business ownership to family members or employees. Ryan represents individuals in estate and succession planning, including preparation of Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney and health care designations, and other legal matters, and probate and administration of Wills and Trusts.  Ryan also has experience in representing lenders in large, complex creditors’ rights cases.

Ryan served as the Firm’s Managing Partner from 2002 through 2010, and on the Firm’s management committee from 2011 through 2012.

Community Activity

  • Youth Sports Coach, 1996 – 2012
    • Football, lacrosse, baseball, and soccer
  • High School Lacrosse Coach (both varsity and junior varsity) for three seasons, 2013 – 2015.
  • Carmel Dads’ Club, volunteer
    • Coaching, League or Sport Commissioner, 5 years
    • Steering Committee Member, Lacrosse, 2010 – present
    • Board of Directors Member, 6 years

Ryan has served as President of the

  • Indiana Youth Lacrosse Association
    • President, 2017 – present 
  • Indianapolis Public Library
    • Planned Giving Council, member
  • Served as a member of numerous boards and committees for various not-for-profit organizations, including neighborhood boards, and is also a contributor to various charitable organizations and school programs


Representative Matters

  • Represented numerous business owners in the organization, formation, funding, sale, purchase or merger of their businesses, and in the preparation of various types of business contracts and agreements.
  • Prepared numerous estate and business succession plans to assist clients in achieving their objectives, whether it be to pass their businesses on to their children or otherwise.
  • Assisted numerous clients in the administration of trusts and the estate probate process.
  • Assisted numerous clients with preparation of their wills and trusts, to accomplish their estate planning goals.
  • Represented construction contractors in negotiating contracts, handling lien claims, and resolving other construction-related disputes.
  • Served as lead counsel for a large hedge fund in a series of complex, multi-million-dollar business workouts and related business transactions.
  • Recovered a total of approximately $100 million on behalf of a Fortune 500 client through the enforcement of a series of loan guarantees.



Beyond the Office

Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, mentoring youth, and playing golf.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2023
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Rated
  •  Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow
  • Indiana Super Lawyers (2013 – Present)
    • Business and Corporate
    • Mergers and Acquistions
    • Estate Planning and Probate


  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Indiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, NorthernDistrict of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court



Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, JD, 1987

Indiana University, BS, Finance, 1984

Industries Served



Food & Beverage Service

Health Care



Non-profit Organizations

Real Estate

Sports & Entertainment




Wholesale & Retail Service

Practice Areas

 Business & Corporate Law

Business Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Creditor’s Rights


Family Law

Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning

Wills, Trusts & Estates