Karl Haas has served as the responsible attorney on a variety of real estate projects for construction and permanent financing, leasing, and other matters. He also has provided counsel regarding purchasing, selling, and leasing of undeveloped and improved properties; reciprocal use agreements; and other coordinated development arrangements. Mr. Haas has represented developers, lenders, equity investors, and municipal agencies in a broad range of central Indiana real estate projects, including the Conseco Fieldhouse, the Circle Centre Mall, the Murat Centre Theater, the Naval Air Warfare Center Privatization, the Carmel City Center, the Anthem Operations Center, the Thomson Consumer Electronics Headquarters for the Americas, and numerous office and industrial parks. Mr. Haas began his legal career at Baker & Daniels (Associate 1985–1991; Partner 1992–1999) before co-founding Wallack Somers & Haas in 1999.
A graduate of Indiana University (B.S., highest distinction, 1982) and Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis (J.D., summa cum laude, 1985), Mr. Haas has received numerous honors, including having been named a Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honorary, an Edwards Fellow, and a Jump Scholar.
Mr. Haas has been listed multiple times in “Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate,” Indianapolis Business Journal and Best Lawyers in America (2005-2006), and also has been given a number 1 ranking by Chambers & Partners amongst real estate attorneys in Indiana.