Hall Koehler P.C. Attorneys

Richard M. Hall

Richard M. Hall is a partner at Hall Koehler PC and is licensed to practice law in Indiana. After graduating from Indiana University (Bloomington campus) in 1977 with a business degree (major: accounting), Mr. Hall attended Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, graduating cum laude in December 1980.
Thereafter, Mr. Hall joined a major law firm in Indianapolis, beginning his training as an estate planning and business transactions attorney. Mr. Hall moved his law practice to the north side of Indianapolis in 1984.

In addition to his extensive estate planning and administration practice, Mr. Hall has been involved in more than 250 transactions involving the sale or purchase of a business. Mr. Hall is a certified public accountant (inactive status). His accounting education has proven to be invaluable when counseling clients and businesses regarding legal and tax matters.

Mr. Hall has served as a panelist at numerous continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF) and other organizations. Mr. Hall served as technical editor on the publication entitled Estate Planning for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, 2003). Since its inception in Indiana, Law & Politics has named Mr. Hall as a Super Lawyer® in recognition of his legal expertise. Mr. Hall has also been named to the prestigious bar registry of pre-eminent lawyers as a result of a confidential peer-review process conducted by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Hall serves as co-counsel in estate and trust litigation matters.

Mr. Hall is married. His wife Lisa and he share three children and live in Indianapolis.

Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Business Law – formation / transactions
  • Tax Matters

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education:

  • Robert H. McKinney School of Law
    Honors: Cum Laude
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    Major: Accounting

Published Works:

  • Technical Editor, Estate Planning for Dummies Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2003

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Estate Planning; Estate Administration and Taxation; Farm Succession Planning; Farm Leases

Honors and Awards:

  • CPA, Indiana, 1992 (inactive status)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Estate Planning Section, 1988
    Chairman
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Section, 2005
    Chairman
  • Estate Planning Council

Fraternities/Sororities:

  • Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting)

Pamela K. Koehler

Pamela K. Koehler is a partner at Hall Koehler PC and is licensed to practice law in Indiana. After graduating from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, Ms. Koehler attended Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, where she served as an Articles Editor for the Indiana Law Review. In 1997, Ms. Koehler graduated in the top ten percent of her law school.

Ms. Koehler practices extensively in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, helping clients and their family members minimize estate taxes and transfer their assets in a time-efficient, orderly manner. In addition to her planning and administration practice, Ms. Koehler advises business owners on the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, succession planning, contracts and other business matters.

Ms. Koehler is a former member of the Professional Advisors Leadership Council for the Central Indiana Community Foundation. She has been designated as a Five Star Wealth Manager as published in Indianapolis Monthly.  Ms. Koehler has been certified as an Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Indiana Trust and Estate Specialty Board (TESB).

Ms. Koehler lives in Zionsville and shares four children with her husband Joseph Manhertz.

Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Formation
  • Business Law

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1997

Education:

  • Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    J.D.
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    Law Review: Indiana Law Review, 1995 – 1997
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
    B.A.
    Honors: Dean’s List
    Major: Economics
    Minor: Mathematics

Honors and Awards:

  • Lloyd G. Balfour Scholarships Recipient, 1996 – 1997
  • Indiana Bar Foundation Scholarships Recipient, 1996 – 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1997 – Present
    Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, 1997 – Present
    Member

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, 2004

Fraternities/Sororities:

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Delta Zeta

Shawn M. Scott

Shawn M. Scott is a partner at Hall Koehler PC and is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Illinois. After graduating from Hanover College in 2000 with a B.S. in Political Science, Shawn attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, where she earned a J.D. and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property.

Shawn concentrates her practice in the areas of estate and business succession planning, probate and trust administration, business law and real estate. She frequently advises individual and corporate personal representatives and trustees in the administration of estates and trusts.

Shawn has spoken at several continuing legal education seminars on the topics of estate planning and estate and trust administration. She is a graduate of the Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series Class XI and has been designated as an Indiana Rising Star by Law & Politics and the publishers of Indianapolis Monthly.  She is also a member of the Planned Giving Council at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Indy Humane Legal Ambassadors.  Shawn is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association and Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis.

Shawn is married to fellow North Central High School alum Sean D. Scott. They live in Indianapolis with their three children.

Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Law – formation/transactions
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2004
  • Indiana, 2005

Education:

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2004
    J.D.; LL.M., Intellectual Property
  • Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana
    B.A.

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • “Retirement and Estate Planning,” Annie’s Project, Purdue Cooperative Extension, 2007
  • “Addressing Complex Legal Issues You Will Deal With,” Probate: Beyond the Basics, National Business Institute, 2007
  • “Ethical Considerations” and “State Inheritance Tax,” Gift and Inheritance Tax: Procedure and Strategy, National Business Institute, 2008
  • “Estate Workshop,” Purdue Cooperative Extension, 2008
  • “Understanding the Laws of Intestacy,” “Ethical Perils in the Probate Process” and “Administration of the Estate,” The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals, National Business Institute, 2009
  • “Joint Mutual Wills” and “Intestate Statutes,” Basic Will Drafting, ICLEF, 2011
  • “Intestacy” and “The Client Interview,” Practical Tips for Estate Planning and Administration, ICLEF, 2014
  • “Creditors and Claims Against Non-Probate Assets,” Estate Probate Administration 101, ICLEF, 2015

Honors and Awards:

    2010 Indiana Rising Star
    Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series XI

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Estate Planning Council, 2013 – Present, Member at Large (2016)
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 2005 – Present, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, 2005 – Present, Member
  • Illinois Bar Association, 2001 – Present, Member

Hall Koehler P.C.
3755 E. 82nd Street, Suite 110
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240-2423

Telephone: 317-580-4959
Fax: 317-580-4960
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Indianapolis, Indiana 46240-2423

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