Funk & Spandau, LLC

Funk & Spandau, LLC

We are a boutique Hoosier law firm focused on helping clients solve their problems. It is our mission to be your trusted counsel. Let us help you find your legal direction.

Firm Overview

Funk & Spandau, LLC is a small, local, and dedicated firm in Indianapolis, IN. We represent clients in the Indianapolis metropolitan area as well as in the surrounding counties. We practice in a variety of areas including personal injury and family law, but focus our practice on anything that touches or concerns real estate: from helping clients prepare for tax sale and acquire investment properties to settling disputes before, during, or after a real estate closing.

We also help clients with quiet title actions, quitclaim deeds, and other niche areas of real estate/property law. We also pride ourselves on providing wills, trusts, and estate planning packages for clients to help them feel secure in preparing for their futures and their children's futures.

Funk & Spandau, LLC takes a unique approach to your legal needs. Our office efficiently seeks the best possible outcome for our clients. Our training and dedication provide you with an experience that addresses your legal needs and keeps you informed. Funk & Spandau, LLC is a legal team that works for you.
Main Office
Downtown Office
156 E. Market St. Suite 300
Indianapolis  IN  46204
Phone
  • (317) 593-5263
Fax
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, our firm offers a free 30 minute consultation
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We offer flat fee services for quiet title actions, estate planning, and other creative services to best assist clients.
Hourly Rates
$175.00

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Languages Spoken
English

Other Offices

Upon request, we are happy to meet clients at a location other than our downtown office.

Upon request, we are happy to meet clients at a location other than our downtown office.
Estate Planning
We take pride in protecting your assets through sound planning and estate advice.
Funk & Spandau, LLC stays abreast of new developments in estate planning law so that we can guide our clients to the solutions that fit their specific needs. From wills to trusts and and associated documents in between like livings wills, health care representative designations, and Powers of Attorney, our firm will address your specific needs and make an otherwise uncomfortable process easy and informative for you.
Real Estate
From tax sale to acquisition of property Funk & Spandau, LLC is here to guide your through your real estate or property needs.
One of our passions is helping clients secure, protect, and acquire property. We use our training and our love of real estate and property to ensure that you have the best legal team on your side.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

We have always loved property and know the importance of helping clients secure and protect their property. Since we took property classes in law school we have wanted to build our practice around real estate and property and all that surrounds it.

The right to own property is a key right and we take that right seriously.

Also, we know that our ability to connect with clients and establish rapport has guided us toward assisting our clients or new clients in other matters that don't immediately touch real estate such as personal injury or family law.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

We are born and raised in the Hoosier state, we raise our families here, and we were trained as lawyers here. Hoosier Hospitality is part of what makes Indiana great, and it drives us to be not just hard-working but honest, true, and provide the best service we can to our clients.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We strive to provide our clients with an approach and an environment that is welcoming and comforting. We want our clients to know that they are paying for our legal services not large overhead.

Further, We take unique approaches to the traditional billable hour. We work with clients to ensure that they feel comfortable with our process and understand how we will progress with a case. From working with clients through payment plans, flat fee structures, and the traditional billable hour we try to approach each case with the knowledge that each and every client has different needs and each and every case is different.

We don't just use formulaic approaches to churn out cases, rather we try to meet clients where they are in the moment, and understand that their problems have disrupted their lives. We want clients to know that we are here to help calm the storm, right the wrongs, and even just provide guidance and advice to prevent issues.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, we are happy to assist clients by reviewing contracts, leases, and other documents.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We are willing to coach clients under a limited representation format. However, we strongly advise that clients get the advice and assistance of a lawyer anytime legal issues arise.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Personal touch
Collaborative representation
Affordable services
Dedicated advocacy

J.T. FUNK

John Thomas "J.T." is a partner at Funk & Spandau, LLC where he serves in a variety of practice areas including but not limited to: real estate, property, zoning, eminent domain, wills, trusts, estate planning, and drone law. J.T. is a trained civil mediator and can assist parties in reaching settlements efficiently and effectively.

J.T. earned his law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis in 2016. While in law school, J.T. served as the Executive Notes Editor for the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review.

J.T. resides in Indianapolis with his wife and their three children. He is a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish and coaches his son's hockey team. J.T. also plays guitar in a band called The Tamarindo Band that raises money to help send young adults from El Salvador to college.
License
  • Bar Number: 34019-49
    Indiana , 2016
Education
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
    J.D. , 2016
  • Indiana University
    B.S. Secondary English Education , 2005

Benjamin Spandau

Ben is a partner at Funk & Spandau, LLC. He focuses his practice on all areas that touch and concern Real Estate. Ben is a trained civil mediator and is ready to assist in reaching settlements efficiently and effectively.

Ben graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelor of Arts. He then attended Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he participated in Moot Court. While clerking for two notable law firms, Ben focused his knowledge on title and foreclosure matters. Ben graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2016.

Ben has made his home in Irvington, Indiana with his loving and supportive wife Kayci and their two dogs. Ben and his family are looking forward to a new addition come early March 2017. In his free time, Ben enjoys gardening where he grows everything from tropical plants to tomatoes to hops. Ben also enjoys brewing beer, and being active with friends.
License
  • Bar Number: 34207-49
    Indiana , 2016
Education
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
    J.D. , 2016
    Moot Court/Mock Trial Participant
  • IUPUI
    B.A. in History , 2013

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