Trevor J. Belden



Trevor Belden counsels buyers and sellers in acquisition transactions, issuers and investors in financing transactions, and corporate clients in a variety of business development transactions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Trevor regularly represents Fortune 500 buyers in M&A transactions, as well as private company sellers in middle-market M&A transactions.


Trevor advises high-growth clients in private placements and venture capital and private equity investments. He has formed a number of venture capital funds.

Entrepreneurial Pursuits

Trevor brings to his legal practice experience garnered from a number of entrepreneurial endeavors. He co-founded a university-based startup, started and managed a local small business, and co-founded a nonprofit organization and affiliated foundation. He is also the inventor on a patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Bar Admissions



University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (2000)

Purdue University
B.A. with highest distinction (1996)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Business Contracts A-Z
    National Business Institute, 2011
  • Spotting Legal Issues in the Start-up Process
    Purdue University, 2009
  • Venture Capital Terms, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance
    Indiana University, 2007
  • Legal Issues for New Ventures, Innovation and Realization Lab
    Purdue University, 2001-06
  • Do I Have a Company?
    Indiana Health Innovention, 2005
  • Corporate Governance for Start-Up Companies
    Purdue University Entrepreneurship Forum, 2003
  • Considering the Role of Business Plans in Technology Commercialization
    Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Start-Up Business Development Conference, Hollywood, California, 2002

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Indy Hub — Co-Founder and Chairman of Board of Directors
  • IndyFringe — Board Member
  • Allies for Education (Mind Trust) – Committee Member


  • Chambers USA — Indiana, Corporate/M&A, 2018-23
  • Chambers USA — Indiana, Corporate/M&A, "Up and Coming" Lawyer, 2013-17
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Securities & Corporate Finance, 2009, and Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011-15
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Community Service Award, 2014
  • Indianapolis Business Journal — Forty Under 40 Award, 2007
  • Indy's Best and Brightest — Finalist, Law Category, 2007
  • Young Professionals of Central Indiana — Young Professional of the Year Award, 2006
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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