THADDEUS R. AILES           317-574-6056 

Practice Profile

Thad co-chairs the firm’s Real Estate Group and concentrates his practice in the counseling and representation of clients in buying, selling, leasing, developing, and financing all types of commercial and residential properties, in business entity formation and development, and in real estate litigation.

Thad has received the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell; this is the highest rating provided by Martindale-Hubbell and is based on confidential surveys of other attorneys, both within and outside of Indiana.

Thad also is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (25th [2019] Edition – present) for his work in the area of real estate law, and as an Indiana Super Lawyer (2021 – present).


Butler University (B.S. 1994, cum laude);

Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington (J.D. 1997, magna cum laude). Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Indiana Law Journal; Forrest E. Jump Memorial Scholarship; Glenn D. Peters Scholarship.

Bar Admission

Indiana, 1997; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 1997.


Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Associations. East 91st Street Christian Church.

Civic Activities

President, Indianapolis Alumni Chapter of Sigma Chi, Inc. (“IACSC”) (2012-18); Vice President, IACSC (2000-12); Board member, IACSC (1999-present); Sigma Chi Fraternity Rho Chapter Advisory Board Member (1997-2013); Carmel Dads’ Club girls volleyball, basketball, and softball coach (2013-17).

Publications & Presentations

Not in My Backyard: A Critique of Current Indiana Law on Land Use Moratoria, 72 Ind. L.J. 809 (1997); Agency Law instructor at Annual Indiana Real Estate Conference of the Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors, 2004 – 2009; Guest instructor, Real Estate Finance course, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, September 19, 2011; Securities Law Issues Involved When Buying Real Estate with Other People’s Money, Private Money & Syndication Academy conference, 2013.