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Pat Scheiderer collaborates with clients to grow and manage their real property assets and real estate portfolios. He represents institutions, REITs, private equity investors and developers in acquiring, developing, managing and selling individual real property assets, as well as real estate portfolios with properties in many different states. He is leader of the firm's real estate group.
In addition, Pat represents landlords and tenants in a wide variety of commercial leasing transactions, including build-to-suits, ground leases and sale-leasebacks. Pat also helps clients facilitate 1031 like-kind exchanges of real property. Pat’s clients include private equity funds, developers of large shopping centers, apartment building owners and joint ventures involved in the acquisition and leasing of student housing apartment complexes.

Personal Interests

Pat enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review (associate editor) (2000)

Purdue University
B.S. with distinction (1997)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Representing Shopping Center Sellers
    U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, International Council of Shopping Centers, Orlando, Florida
  • Real Property Law
    Instructor, Real Property Services Certification Program, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Indiana Hands & Voices
  • Purdue Alumni Association
  • John Purdue Club
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church
  • Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity — Past Board Member
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana — Past Big Brother
  • Fort Wayne Community Schools — Past Study Connection Volunteer

Firm Leadership

  • Leader, Real Estate Group, 2024-present


  • Best Lawyers® — Real Estate Law, 2023-24
  • Chambers USA — Indiana, Real Estate, 2022-24
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
  • Client Choice Award — Commercial Property, 2014
  • Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly — 40 Under 40 Class of 2011
  • Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis — Judge Forest E. Jump Scholar
  • Purdue University — Emanual Thornton Weiler Award
  • Iron Key
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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