Marc D. Fine

Phone: (812) 422-9444 | Fax: (812) 421-7459 | Email:
221 NW Fifth Street, Evansville, IN 47708

Marc D. Fine is a Member in the Firm’s Evansville, Indiana, office. Mr. Fine joined Jackson Kelly PLLC in 2014 following the Firm’s merger with Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP.  As a member of the Tax Practice Group, he advises clients in complex matters of corporate, business, tax and banking law. His practice also includes real estate development and leasing, trust and probate administration and estate and tax planning.

Mr. Fine has significant experience and knowledge in business and financial matters.  He was a founder of a community bank and currently serves on the Board of Directors of German American Bank, a $2 billion financial institution.

Mr. Fine has been appointed by two successive Governors of the State of Indiana as a Commissioner of the Indiana Gaming Commission. He is a member in good standing of the Indiana, Illinois and Florida Bar.

Mr. Fine received an undergraduate degree in finance (with distinction) from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a law degree from the University of Illinois.

Specific examples of Mr. Fine’s legal experience in Indiana, Illinois and Florida include:

  • Counsel to a national consulting firm from original formation in 2002 to growth and expansion with operations in 35 states and more than 200 individual professional consultants and annual revenue in excess of $40 million in 12 years
  • Counsel to a financial institution in connection with the drafting of equipment leasing documents to allow for electronic automated completion of lease instruments for the specified lease transaction and attainment of the desired tax treatment, residual arrangement and tax identity of the lease
  • Counsel to an international plastics manufacturer in the lease and construction of a build to suit and leaseback of a 560,000 square foot distribution facility
  • Counsel to a manufacturer in the sub-lease and construction of a build-to-suit 600,000 square foot storage facility on municipally-owned property leased to a commercial developer
  • Counsel to a regional real estate developer in (i) negotiating and drafting documentation in connection with the 150 acre site acquisition; (ii) formation of the property development affiliate entity; (iii) assisting the developer with the financing negotiation and documents; (iv) the leasing of the site to build-to-suit leases
  • Counsel to a real estate developer in the (i) acquisition and assembly of the land for a 400 acre golf course and residential community; (ii) negotiating and drafting of the development reciprocal covenants and restrictions; (iii) negotiation and documentation of the financing
  • Counsel to the matriarch and family members for the design and implementation of various tax advantaged trusts and entity structures to effectively transform wealth to descendants and avoid estate taxation exceeding $25 million
Legal Experience
2014 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
1987 - 2014Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP
1984 - 1987Fine & Hatfield
1984J.D.University of Illinois School of Law
1981B.S.Indiana University (Finance, with distinction)
Bar Admissions
Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Professional Involvement:
  • Evansville Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Florida Bar
  • Evansville Estate and Financial Planning Council, Member

  • Boys and Girls Club of Evansville, Inc., Board of Directors, Former President
  • Foundation For Youth, Inc., Founder, Board of Directors, Former President
  • Tri-State Public Television and Radio – WNIN, Board of Directors
  • Temple Adath B’nai Israel, Board of Directors, Former President
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Board of Governors, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Gaming Commission for the State of Indiana, Vice Chairman
  • German American Bancorp, Inc., Board of Directors

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • "Land Contracts vs. Conventional Seller Financing" presented to ERA First Advantage Realty, Inc., March 2011
  • "Differences Between Living Trusts, Wills, and Wills with Testamentary Trusts," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, March 1997

Writings and Publications:
  • "Practical Planning for Entrepreneurs," Evansville Business Journal, February 2015
  • "Year-end Estate and Business Succession Planning" Tri-State Better Business Bureau Newsletter (Evansville), November 2012
  • "Practical Legal Issues for Buying a Business" Tri-State Better Business Bureau Newsletter (Evansville), February 2010

Awards and Honors:
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Ratings 
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, 2012-2018
  • Youth Worker of the Year by Youth Resources of Southwest Indiana, 2008
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Phi Alpha Delta
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