Andrew Z. Soshnick

Partner

Overview

Drew Soshnick offers steady and effective counsel to individuals and companies facing complex financial issues in both divorce and business disputes. Drew is a trial lawyer with extensive experience representing high net worth business owners, executives, professionals, athletes, celebrities, public figures, or their spouses in divorce and other disputes involving sophisticated valuation issues. He also frequently represents companies, officers, directors and owners in high-stakes, sophisticated business valuation disputes. Drew routinely analyzes business and professional practice valuations and examines financial experts at trial.

Drew helps clients with, among other things:

  • Valuing and dividing complex marital assets (including corporations, limited liability corporations, partnerships, professional practices and proprietorships)
  • Strategizing as to the equitable distribution of marital assets and asset protection
  • Assessing and addressing business owner, executive, professional, athlete, celebrity, and public-figure compensation and benefits
  • Coordinating entity and individual tax analysis and planning
  • Tracing domestic and international assets
  • Resolving business valuation disputes among companies and related individuals
  • Drafting premarital, post-marital, separation and cohabitation agreements
  • Advising as to contested child custody and child support proceedings

National Leader in Family Law

Drew is nationally recognized as a leader in family law. Drew is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization limited to the top 100 family trial lawyers in the country. Drew is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Chambers USA has ranked Drew in Band 1 in Matrimonial & Family Law in Indiana, and Best Lawyers in America recognizes him in Family Law.

Drew writes, lectures and teaches frequently on the financial topics and trial skills in divorce. He is on the editorial board of Business Valuation Resources’ Business Valuation Update and has authored multiple articles on business valuation, tax considerations and trial skills, which have been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the American Bar Association’s Family Advocate magazine, Chambers and Partners’ Global Practice Guide on Indiana Family Law, and numerous other publications. Drew also teaches trial skills at the National Family Law Trial Institute and for various other state and national programs.

Drew collaborates closely with a vast array of Faegre Drinker's corporate, financial services, entrepreneurial services, taxation, estate planning and real estate professionals to provide clients with comprehensive personal and business-oriented services.

Due to privacy considerations, Drew does not publish his list of current or former clients, or professional experiences. In Indiana, Drew has tried and been appellate counsel for some of the most complex business valuation and related issues, which include: the valuation of businesses and professional practices, business valuation date disputes, divorce taxation issues, and premarital and postmarital agreements.

Firm Leadership

Drew is a past member of the firm’s executive committee and management board. He currently is one of the firm’s contingent fee partners and the firm’s pricing partner.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana
Minnesota
Colorado
New York

Court Admissions

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

Certifications

Family Law Certification Board-Certified Family Law Specialist in Indiana
(This certification does not extend to Minnesota; Colorado does not certify lawyers as specialists in any field; certification granted by the Family Law Certification Board is not recognized by any governmental authority within the State of New York)

State of Indiana Registered Family Law Mediator

Education

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Order of the Coif, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (coordinating note and comment editor) (1988)

Northwestern University
M.A. (1985)

Northwestern University
B.A. with distinction (1985)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Family Law Year in Review
    Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), December 2023
  • Family Law Year in Review
    Lake County Bar Association, December 2023
  • Advanced Family Law Roundtable: Business Valuations
    Indianapolis Bar Assocation (IBA), December 2023
  • Family Law Institute: Cross-Examining Business Valuation Experts
    ICLEF, November 2023
  • Business Valuation Experts' Professional Judgment
    Indiana CPA Society, October 2023
  • The Income Approach in Divorce Valuations: To Look Back or Leap Forward?
    The Indiana Lawyer, July 2023
  • Damage Considerations in Cases Involving Divorce
    ICLEF, April 2023
  • Family Law 2023: Indiana Law & Practice Trends & Developments
    Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide, March 2023
  • The Perils of Constructive Dividends in Divorce Cases
    The Indiana Lawyer, January 2023
  • Family Law Year in Review
    ICLEF, December 2022
  • Family Law Year in Review
    Lake County Bar Association, December 2022
  • Family Law Institute
    ICLEF, November 2022
  • Understanding and Examining the Professional Judgment of Financial Experts
    AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference, September 2022
  • The UPMAA: The Future for Indiana Post-Marital Agreements?
    The Indiana Lawyer, July 2022
  • No Copilot Needed: Keeping Third Parties at Bay During Your Breakup
    The American Bar Association’s Family Advocate publication, July 2022
  • Marital Property in Indiana: What Words to Trust?
    The Indiana Lawyer, January 2022
  • Family Law Year in Review
    ICLEF, December 2021
  • Parenting Time During the Holidays: One Size Does Not Fit All
    IBA, December 2021
  • Family Law Year in Review
    Lake County Bar Association, December 2021
  • The Changing Tax Affecting Landscape in S Corporation Valuations: Time to Say “I Do” in Divorce Cases
    34 Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 199, 2021
  • Negotiation: Is It Group Yoga, Ballroom Dancing, Weightlifting, or Wrestling? Or Is It All of the Above?
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, November 2021
  • Family Law Institute
    ICLEF, October 2021
  • Family Law Update to Judicial Conference of Indiana
    Judicial Conference of Indiana, September 2021 (annually since 1999)
  • Cross-Examining Business Valuation Experts
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute for Family Law Associates, June 2021
  • Colorado Family Law Institute: A Panel Discussion Regarding Discovery and Valuation of Passive Minority Business Interests
    Colorado Bar Association, August 2021
  • The Mystery of Rehabilitative Maintenance in Indiana
    The Indiana Lawyer, July 2021
  • The Income Conundrum in Indiana Divorce Law
    The Indiana Lawyer, January 2021
  • Family Law Year in Review
    ICLEF, December 2020
  • Indiana Family Law Year in Review
    Lake County Bar Association, December 2020
  • Family Law Institute
    ICLEF, October 2020
  • Cross-Examining Business Valuation Experts
    National Divorce Conference, September 2020
  • Cross-Examining Business Valuation Experts
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute for Family Law Associates, June 2020
  • Family Law Year in Review
    ICLEF, December 2019
  • Family Law Institute
    ICLEF, October 2019
  • Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements 
    ICLEF, August 2019
  • How to Cross-Examine a Forensic Accountant/Valuation Expert
    IBA, August 2019 
  • Debunking Fiction? Tax Affecting S Corporation Valuations in Divorce Cases
    The Indiana Lawyer, July 2019
  • Challenging Expert Valuation Opinions in Divorce Cases: An Oasis or Mirage in the Trial Desert?
    30 Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 455, 2018
  • Family Law Year in Review
    ICLEF, December 2018
  • Family Law Year in Review
    Lake County Bar Association, December 2018
  • Family Law Appellate Practice
    Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA), October 2018
  • Family Law Institute
    ICLEF, October 2018
  • 'Fair' Meaning in Business, Professional Practice Valuations
    The Indiana Lawyer, July 2018
  • The Real Nuts and Bolts of Challenging or Defending the Admissibility of an Expert's Opinion in States With and Without Daubert
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, March 2018 
  • Family Law Year in Review
    ICLEF, December 2017
  • Advanced Family Law
    ICLEF, November 2017
  • Family Law Institute
    ICLEF, October 2017
  • What You Need to Know About Income-Producing Properties in Divorce
    ISBA, September 2017
  • Family Law Year in Review
    ICLEF, December 2016
  • Family Law Institute
    ICLEF, October 2016
  • QDROs and Divorce
    ISBA Annual Meeting, September 2016
  • Family Law
    IBA Bench-Bar Conference, June 2016
  • It Can Be Taxing: How to Read Personal and Business Tax Returns and Avoid Common Tax Traps
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, April 2016
  • 2015 Family Law Year in Review
    ICLEF, December 2015
  • Advanced Family Law
    ICLEF, December 2015
  • Same-Sex Marriage: Emerging Issues Following the Obergefell Decision
    ISBA, December 2015
  • Distinguishing Personal Goodwill from Enterprise Goodwill in Marital Dissolution Actions 
    Valuing Professional Practices and Licenses: A Guide for the Matrimonial Practitioner, Ronald L. Brown, Editor, Wolters Kluwer, 4th ed. 2015
  • Family Law Institute
    ICLEF, October 2015
  • 2014 Family Law Year in Review
    ICLEF, December 2014
  • Advanced Family Law
    ICLEF, November 2014
  • Family Law Institute
    ICLEF, October 2014
  • 2013 Family Law Year In Review
    ICLEF, December 2013
  • CME for Family Mediators
    ICLEF, November 2013
  • Family Law Institute
    ICLEF, October 2013
  • Advanced Family Law
    ICLEF, September 2013
  • Apportioning Goodwill in Divorce: A Discussion
    Co-author with R. James Alerding, in BVR's Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill, Business Valuation Resources, Fifth ed., 2012
  • Discussion on Salable Goodwill Continues
    Co-author with R. James Alerding, The Indiana Lawyer, September 2011
  • Distinguishing Personal and Enterprise Goodwill in Divorce Valuations: The Twenty-First Century Line in the Sand
    American Bar Association Section of Litigation Family Law Committee 2009 Annual Review
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements in Indiana: A Rose by Any Other Name ...
    Family Matters
    , Summer 2009
  • Effective Cross-Examination of Business Valuation Experts in Divorce Cases
    22 American Journal of Family Law, 134, 2008
  • Distinguishing Personal Goodwill and Enterprise Goodwill in Divorce Actions: Is 'Mum' the New Word?
    The Indiana Lawyer, May 2007

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Drew regularly provides pro bono services to individuals facing national and international family law issues. Drew also serves on the Faegre Drinker Pro Bono Committee and has been honored by the firm for his pro bono work.

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association — Board of Governors, Past Member; CLE Committee, Past Chair; Family & Juvenile Law Section, Past Chair and Current Council Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Board of Directors, Past Member; Family Law Section, Past Chair
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Member
  • Colorado Bar Association — Member
  • American Bar Association — Family Law and Litigation Sections
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) — Board of Governors, Member; Journal Editorial Board, Member; Institute for Family Law Associates, Past Faculty Member; Newsletter and Social Media, Committee Member
  • 2023 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference — Co-chair and Faculty Member
  • 2022 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference — Co-chair and Faculty Member
  • 2021 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference — Planning Committee and Faculty Member 
  • 2020 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference — Planning Committee and Faculty Member
  • Business Valuation Resources — Business Valuation Update, Editorial Advisory Board, Member
  • National Family Law Trial Institute — Director; Faculty Member
  • Family Law Independent Certification Organization (Indiana) — Board Member 
  • Indiana Office of Admissions and Continuing Education and Indiana Board of Law Examiners — Indiana Law Course Family Law Module
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum — Past President
  • Indiana Bar Foundation — Patron Life Fellow
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation — Distinguished Senior Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation — Life Fellow
  • AAML Foundation — Lifetime Member
  • Federalist Society
  • United States Supreme Court Historical Society

Civic Activities

  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law — Law Board Member
  • Northwestern University Alumni Association — Alumni Regent Emeritus
  • Northwestern University Club of Indianapolis
  • Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta — Phi Chapter Educational Foundation, President
  • AIPAC — Central Indiana Council, Past President
  • Indianapolis Public Library Foundation — Board of Directors Member (Immediate Past Chair); Executive Committee Member
  • Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation — Board of Directors Member
  • Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Foundation — Board of Directors Member

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV Preeminent®
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers — Diplomate
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers — Fellow
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers — Fellow
  • Best Lawyers® — Family Law, 1999-2024 (Indianapolis Family Law Lawyer of the Year, 2011)
  • Chambers High Net Worth — Tier 1, Matrimonial and Family Law - Indiana
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Family Law, since its first publication in 2004 to 2023 (Ranked Number One in Indiana, 2023; Ranked Number Two in Indiana, 2012 and 2022; Ranked Number Three in Indiana, 2013; Indiana's Top 10, 2004-05, 2007-10, 2012-14, 2020-23; Indiana's Top 50, 2004-23)
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-23
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016-19
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Baker-Benson Pro Bono Award, 2019
  • Baker & Daniels — Charles L. Whistler Pro Bono Award, 2009
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Gale M. Phelps Award, 2006
  • Indiana Lawyer — Distinguished Barrister, 2020
  • Indianapolis Business Journal — Forty Under 40, 1998
  • Indianapolis Monthly — "Best Divorce Lawyers in Indianapolis"
  • Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Class XXV
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Mortar Board
  • DERU (Northwestern University)
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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