Alan N. Shovers

Senior Partner

Phone: (812) 423-3183, ext. 2204

Angela Wright


Alan Shovers is a business and tax transactions lawyer. Alan began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in the law department of a national accounting firm. From there he joined a Chicago business law firm and subsequently came to Evansville over fifty years ago. With his accounting background, he has been advising businesses, with a particular focus on minimizing the tax impact on business transactions. Much of Alan’s practice has been committed to deal making and his tax background also has allowed a crossover to individual estate and personal finance planning. Through the principles of “Getting to Yes” and a great deal of creativity, Alan has received business community credit for putting together many transactions where all sides walk away feeling good about the end results.

  • 1964: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc., J.D. cum laude
  • 1961: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc., B.B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • State of Indiana
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Rated, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Selected, Indiana Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • Industries Commonly Served: Construction, Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing
  • Business Sales: Advised a business owner in preparing the business for sale. After the business owner had developed a proper balance sheet and structural staff arrangements, assisted in finding potential buyers and setting terms and pricing. Advised business owner on the tax consequences of a sale. Result was a net of tax price that was triple his expectations. Elements of this type advice have been given to dozens of business owners.
  • Estate Planning: Advises individuals in tax and estate planning issues including living wills, trusts and wills to minimize taxes and achieve family goals.
  • Negotiations: Negotiated joint venture disputes between medical center and physicians, which resulted in two happy and profitable partners.
  • Generational Transfers: Assisted businesses in planning for the succession of children into a business and management, while keeping siblings in concert with one another. Over the years have had several businesses where these efforts were then carried out successfully for a third generation.
  • Objects of Desire – The Art of Frederick Carder, Author and Photographer
  • “The Limited Liability Shield: An Appellate Court Decision”
  • “Selling Your Business Can Be A Personal, Impactful Journey”
  • “Piercing the Corporate Veil: An LLC Owner Gone Wrong”
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Evansville Bar Association
  • Licensed (inactive) Certified Public Accountant, Indiana
Civic Affiliations
  • Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association, Inc.: Life Director and Former Chairman
  • University of Southern Indiana Foundation: Life Director
  • Carder Steuben Club: Former President