Richard C. "Rich" Starkey

Richard C. "Rich" Starkey

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Recognized since 2008

Indianapolis, Indiana

Practice Areas

Public Finance Law

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Rich has acted as bond counsel for issues of tax-exempt and taxable debt for business borrowers and governmental entities, including taxable adjustable rate bonds, general obligation bonds, refunding and revenue bonds, and lease/purchase financing. Specifically, Rich has served as bond counsel for tax increment financing and has participated in drafting legislative amendments to tax increment finance and municipal law in general over the last several years.

Over more than three decades of practice, Rich has cultivated the skills and perspective needed to focus on the major points of the deal at hand and in supporting the issues that are most important to closing that transaction. On a personal note, Rich cares about his clients, the quality of the advice and work product he provides, and about representing his client in a manner that is cost-effective and takes into consideration the mitigation of potential problems down the road.

Contact & Links
  • 11 South Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535
  • Indiana University Bloomington, J.D., graduated 1985
  • University of Cincinnati, B.A., graduated 1980
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, 1985

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Indianapolis, Indiana

241 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

88 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Public Finance Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Public Finance Law, Indianapolis (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Public Finance Law
Special Focus:
  • Financing via Property Taxation
  • Municipal
  • Project Finance
  • Public Funds
  • Structured Finance
  • Water Project Financing


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