Michael J. Alerding


Michael Alerding concentrates his practice on matters involving business succession plans, estates, trusts, will, exit strategy, bankruptcy, debtor and creditor rights, commercial litigation and complex litigation matters in general. Michael has had over 25 years of experience as an attorney and protecting his clients. After making partner at Sommer Barnard PC and Bingham McHale LLP then starting his own firm with David Castor in 2007. In 2010 Michael was awarded forty under 40 from the Indianapolis Business Journal. Michael holds a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University and a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.

Education & Qualifications

Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, J.D. cum laude, 1997

Indiana University, B.A., Journalism, 1993

Admitted to Indiana Bar, 1997

Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 1997

Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1997

Indiana Law Review, Associate Editor, 1996-1997

Recipient of The Rubin & Levin Bankruptcy Award, 1997

Recipient of Katz & Korin Business, Estate and Real Estate Tax Award, 1997

Recipient of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, 2010


Indianapolis Bar Association


Co-Author: “Two Party” Disputes in Chapter 11, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, July/August 1997

Community Involvement

St. Vincent’s Hospice Advisory Board Member

Volunteer Football Assistant Coach, Cathedral High School 1996-2002

Board Member and Secretary, Talbot House: 1998-2011

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