Two Lawyers Join Indiana Civil Litigation Law Firm McNeely Stephenson

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McNeely Stephenson is excited to increase its ability to serve Kentuckiana, and heartily welcomes Gary Banet and Jason Lopp as key players to help achieve that goal.

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We are delighted to have Jason and Gary on board. Their professional achievements and proven abilities match well with the rest of our talented team.

Well-known Kentuckiana civil litigation law firm McNeely Stephenson is pleased to have two accomplished attorneys join its ranks. Newly-hired attorneys Gary Banet and Jason Lopp bring years of practical legal experience with them and are exceptional additions to the New Albany-based legal team.

“We are delighted to have Jason and Gary on board,” remarked Managing Partner Larry Church. “Their professional achievements and proven abilities match well with the rest of our talented team. Specifically, Gary’s focus on estate law and Jason’s background with financial institutions is a great resource for clients. Gary’s understanding of will contests, trust structure, the planning needs of older people, and more is an excellent benefit for us. Jason’s proficiency with real estate transactions as well as business and banking related matters makes him the perfect candidate as we seek to strengthen our practice as a corporate firm. His representation of many types and sizes of financial institutions, major corporations, family businesses, and entrepreneurships just reinforces his broad range of skills. And, as is true of every attorney at McNeely Stephenson, both of these knowledgeable gentlemen are licensed to practice law in Indiana as well as in Kentucky, which we feel is a necessity in our area.”

Attorney Gary Banet concentrates on estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships, elder law, and special needs planning. He was named one of “20 Under 40 Best and Brightest” business professionals by the Southern Indiana Business Source, selected by Louisville’s Business First for its “Forty Under 40” award, and recognized as a Super Lawyers: Rising Star for Indiana in 2014, 2015, and 2016 (one of only two lawyers in Southeast Indiana listed under the Estate Planning & Probate Category).

Mr. Banet earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University Bloomington, his Master’s degree from the University of Louisville, and his Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. In addition to Kentucky and Indiana, he is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to joining McNeely Stephenson, he practiced law at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. A native of Louisville, he currently lives with his wife and two children in Floyds Knobs, IN.

He is also an Attorney Misconduct Hearing Officer for the Indiana Supreme Court, the Immediate Past President of the Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council, a member of the Louisville Estate Planning Council, a Judge Pro Tem for the Flloyd County Circuit Court, and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Active within the community, Mr. Banet has held many leadership roles with various organizations including the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, the Advisory Board for Floyd County Community Corrections, the Floyds Knobs Community Club Little League, and the Floyd County Humane Society.

McNeely Stephenson’s other new hire, Attorney Jason Lopp, focuses on commercial real estate transactions, zoning, construction, general litigation, corporate planning, and risk management matters, as well as matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. He is a member of the Indiana Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Floyd County Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association, the Sherman Minton Inns of Court, the Indiana Land Title Association, the Building and Design Association of Southern Indiana, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Kentucky Chapter of the CCIM.

Mr. Lopp received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. In addition to Kentucky and Indiana, he is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. He is also licensed by the Indiana Real Estate Commission as a real estate instructor and is a Certified Mediator in Indiana. Prior to joining McNeely Stephenson, he practiced law at Young, Lind, Endres & Kraft and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. Born in Clarksville, Indiana, and raised in Central Kentucky, he currently lives with his wife and three children in Floyd County, IN.

Involved in the community, Mr. Lopp is the Immediate Past President of Rauch, Inc. (an organization that offers a range of services intended to help people with disabilities), a member of the Grants Committee for the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Historic New Albany. He has also been a Board Member, an Investor Relations Committee Member, and an Advisory Council Member with One Southern Indiana, the combined Economic Development Council and Chamber of Commerce for the Indiana side of the Louisville metropolitan area.

About McNeely Stephenson
Among the leading law firms in central and southern Indiana, McNeely Stephenson has years of experience providing quality representation across a range of legal practice areas, including estate and elder law, family law, personal injury, and criminal defense. They offer extensive investigation, mediation, negotiation, and litigation services. McNeely Stephenson can provide you with the resources and the representation to bring your case to an effective resolution. Learn more about your rights and options under the law by contacting them today at 812-725-8224 for a confidential consultation.

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