Stephanie Truchan is an associate attorney with the Business Law practice group. Stephanie focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, including development, financing, acquisitions, dispositions, as well as land use and zoning matters. With a background in urban planning, she is in a unique position to identify what it will take to close a deal. Stephanie enjoys assisting real estate developers with stakeholder engagement strategies and has experience advocating before planning boards and other government bodies.
She also has a passion for advising small business clients on entity formation, structure, organization, and succession and estate planning. Stephanie understands first-hand the needs of family-owned businesses and strives to design a tailored, practical, and economical solution that accomplishes the client’s long- and short-term goals. She believes that strategically planning for the next generation of employees or family members is one of the kindest gifts you can give to those you care about.
Outside of the office, Stephanie serves as Vice Chair of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic’s Young Professionals Advisory Board. She is also the Alumna Advisor for the Delta Lambda Chapter of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity at Butler University and an active member of the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter.
College of Arts and Sciences & Christ College — The Honors College
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
M.S., Urban Planning and Policy
- Indiana International and Comparative Law Review
- Indiana University Wills and Advanced Directives Program
Admitted to Bar
- 2018 Indiana
- 2018 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
- 2018 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Speaking & Publications
Rebuilding the Grid: A Transboundary Solution to Clean Energy Policy, 28 Ind. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 95
“Plugged In: Connecting Citizens in Chicago and Beyond” in Technology and the Resilience of Metropolitan Regions (University of Illinois Press, 2015)
“Not Your Parents’ Neighborhood: Tradition, Innovation, and the Changing Face of Community Development” in The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy (University of Illinois Press, 2015)
Civic Engagement / Volunteerism
- Delta Delta Delta, Alumna Advisor for the Delta Lambda Chapter at Butler University
- Indianapolis Bar Association — Ask a Lawyer program, January 2019 – present
- Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic —
Young Professionals Advisory Board Vice Chair, January 2018 – present
Assisted pro se petitioners with criminal record expungement, September 2015 – November 2018
- Indiana University Wills and Advanced Directives Program — Counseled IU employees, students, and parents on estate planning matters, drafted wills and advance directives for clients, August 2017 – May 2018
If she’s not at her desk, Stephanie is likely back home on the shores of Lake Michigan. She is an avid boater, kayaker, paddle boarder, sailor, swimmer, and beachcomber. She knows far more than necessary about the ecosystems of the Indiana Coastal Region. Ask her about her crinoid collection.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” Kurt Vonnegut
Cooking, any and all forms of physical activity, playing the piano