George H. Abel, II is a partner with the Easter & Cavosie. George is a licensed attorney in Indiana and Ohio and has nearly 30 years of experience in handling a wide variety of complex commercial real estate legal matters. Prior to joining Easter & Cavosie, George was Vice President, Legal, at Duke Realty Corporation, where he was responsible for commercial real estate leasing matters and commercial real estate development for national build-to-suit projects, retail projects and industrial properties. George also oversaw all aspects of the development, real property disposition, and commercial leasing at Anson, a 1700-acre mixed-use development in the Indianapolis area containing retail, single-family residential, multi-family residential, office, and industrial components.
George graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington in 1984 and graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University, where he was a research assistant to Dr. Anthony Edmonds and an instructor at Burris Laboratory School after graduation.
George began his legal career at Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis, and his real estate background also includes serving as senior associate at Trott & Hedrick Co. L.P.A. in Dayton, Ohio and as senior real estate counsel for Metromedia Group in Dallas. He was later a shareholder in the Indianapolis firm of Leeuw & Doyle, P.C., where he handled commercial real estate financing matters, as well as retail leasing and office leasing, franchising, general business transactions, and business formation and other general corporate matters. George also practiced at Ice Miller in the areas of commercial real estate law, including commercial development, real estate finance and commercial real estate leasing.
George has served on the American Bar Association Real Estate Section’s Standard Commercial Loan Documents, Commercial Real Estate Newsletter, and Construction Law subcommittees. He has also been a presenter at a number of continuing legal education seminars on real estate matters.
George has served on the board of directors of Waycross Camp and Conference Center, where he has served as vice president, and has served on the vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis. He was also a member of the board of directors and secretary of Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. He is a member of the Zionsville Board of Parks and Recreation and is the immediate past president.
George has two grown children and resides in Zionsville.
Areas of practice:
- Commercial Real Estate
- Retail Leasing
- Office Leasing
- Industrial Leasing
- Purchase and Sale of Commercial Properties
- Real Estate Development
- Multi-family Apartments
- Real Estate Financing
- General Business Transactions
- Incorporation and Business Formation
- Joint Ventures
- Asset Sales and Purchases