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W. Todd Metzger

W. Todd Metzger, Partner

Practice Concentration

Mr. Metzger’s law practice focuses on the areas of corporate and real estate law generally, including mergers, acquisitions, contract preparation and review, corporate restructurings, general corporate and business advice, and real estate transactions.


Profile

W. Todd Metzger is a partner with extensive experience involving the sale and purchase of a variety of transportation related business operations, including motor carriers, property brokers, freight forwarders, 3PLs, equipment dealerships and equipment leasing companies. He also has experience with the corporate restructuring of companies in an effort to achieve asset protection and/or sales tax savings. Mr. Metzger drafts and reviews a diverse number of business contracts and counsels clients regarding general corporate and business matters.


Publications

  • Transportation Brief: Navigating PPP Loans in A Business Sale
    One potentially thorny issue that frequently arises in the COVID-pandemic era is the treatment of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans in the context of a transaction involving the purchase or sale of a company. Read more about Small Business Administration guidance on this matter including notices, documentation, and procedures that must be followed in certain circumstances.
  • Transportation Brief: Spotlight on Mergers & Acquisitions
    News regarding independent contractor misclassification considerations continues to make headlines. Among the many reasons that industry leaders follow these developments so closely is their potential to materially impact a business’s sale—both for a seller or a buyer.
  • Transportation Brief: Mergers & Acquisitions - Deal Failures in Hot Trucking Market
    Recently private equity firms and a steady stream of strategic buyers in the trucking market have taken a renewed and active interest in acquiring transportation businesses.  Despite an active market, in part due to greater availability of loans and underwriting insurance, deal failures have occurred with greater frequency. In many cases, a mock due diligence audit can reveal some common issues.

Education

  • Purdue University, B.S., with distinction
    • Krannert School of Management Outstanding Senior
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D.
    • magna cum laude
    • Forrest E. Jump Scholar

Admissions/Memberships

Bar Admissions
  • Indiana (1997)
Court Admissions
  • All Indiana state and federal courts
Memberships
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
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