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Brian S. Fennerty



Brian Fennerty helps businesses plan for the future. He advises on business formation, joint ventures and partnerships, raising capital, mergers and acquisitions, and tax planning.
Brian has extensive experience in preparing and negotiating partnership and operating agreements and merger and acquisition agreements, and in representing clients in tax proceedings.

Accounting Background

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Brian worked for the national accounting firm of Price Waterhouse from 1984 through 1988, concentrating primarily in federal and state taxation.


Bar Admissions



Certified Public Accountant, Indiana


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review (associate editor) (1989)

Indiana University, Bloomington
B.S. with highest distinction (1984)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Carmel Dads Club — Board of Directors
  • United Way of Hamilton County — Campaign Chairman, 2001
  • United Way of Central Indiana — Hamilton County Advisory Board


  • Best Lawyers® — Corporate Law, 2009-24; Tax Law, 2013-24 (Lawyer of the Year - 2021); Venture Capital Law, 2009 and 2011-24 (Lawyer of the Year - 2022, 2015, 2012)
  • Martindale-Hubbell — Top Rated Lawyer in Taxation Law, Peer Review Rating: AV®
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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