John W. Tanselle

Partner
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Overview

In the banking industry John is the go-to lawyer for business counsel. He has dedicated more than 40 years to serving financial institutions. John’s understanding of the financial industry is the reason clients seek him out for business advice and rely on him for legal counsel. On more than one occasion he has helped corporate boards of financial institutions with strategic planning.

John’s clients include a wide array of financial organizations, including bank holding companies, savings and loan companies, banks and savings institutions. He assists with regulatory matters, share purchases, debt issuances, self-tender offers, corporate governance matters, strategic matters, mergers and acquisitions, and both the establishment and closing of branches. He also assists with shareholder matters, including communication with shareholders, proxy solicitations, annual meeting matters and special meeting matters.

Experience

Membership & Involvement

  • Distinguished Fellow: Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Member: Indianapolis Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association
  • Former Trustee: Methodist Health Foundation; Christian Theological Seminary

Honors

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law: 2022
  • Selected to Best Lawyers Indianapolis Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year": 2014
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Banking and Finance Law: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Financial Services Regulation Law: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Corporate Law: 2023
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Mergers and Acquisitions Law: 2023
  • Selected to Indiana Super Lawyers list: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Selected to "Who's Who in Banking" by the Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Selected to "40 Under 40" by the Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Named a "Leader in Banking Excellence" by the Indiana Bankers Association in 2020

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Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 1981, magna cum laude

Indiana University, B.S., 1978, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Indiana
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