Hi, How Can We Help You?

Maria L. Bulkley

Maria L. Bulkley

Maria Bulkley is a partner at Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP where she has practiced business and real estate law for over 20 years. Maria also practices in the areas of land use planning and zoning, land development, mediation, and family law. She assists clients with agreements essential to all aspects of business law and real estate development. Maria is a registered mediator for domestic relations and general civil matters. In addition, she represents clients in family law matters with an emphasis on dissolutions of marriage involving complex marital estates. Maria is also trained and experienced in Collaborative Family Practice.


  • 1994: University of Evansville, Evansville, Ind., B.A. Spanish, B.S. Finance/Economics/International Business
  • 1997: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Ind., J.D.


  • Representation of businesses in land use planning and development of real estate including rezoning, variances, site permits, street vacations, and economic development incentives.
  • Business and real estate contract drafting and negotiation and mergers and acquisitions documentation.
  • Corporate recordkeeping and documentation and formation of business entities.
  • Representation of individuals and businesses in condemnation/property rights cases; negotiation with government agencies in takings cases for redesign of construction plans more favorable to landowner and monetary damages payments.
  • Dissolution of marriage for complex marital estates.
  • Indiana Registered Mediator in domestic relations, general civil mediations and mortgage foreclosure mediation.
  • Collaborative law: Formal training and practical experience in handling collaborative dissolution of marriage as an alternative to litigated dissolution and custody.


  • Business
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Real Estate

Publications and Presentations

Professional Affiliations

  • Evansville Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Collaborative Family Practice Attorney
  • Indiana Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
  • Indiana Registered Civil Mediator
  • Indiana Registered Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator

Civic Affiliations

  • Signature School Volunteer; Founder and Chairperson of PTSA Annual Incoming Freshmen Events 2018 to present; PTSA Member
  • Volunteer: Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP)-2019 to present Leadership Evansville: Program Alumnus
  • Southwest Indiana Chamber: Diverse Business Alliance Propel Program, Past Mentor
  • Assistant City Attorney for Evansville (Former)
  • Marian Educational Outreach (MEO): Board of Directors (Former)
  • Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc.: Board of Directors (Former President)
  • Reitz Home Preservation Society, Inc.: Board of Trustees (Former)
  • City of Evansville Code Enforcement Hearing Authority Board, Pro Tem Hearing Officer (Former)

Foreign Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana


  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America©, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Rated, BV® Distinguished™, Martindale-Hubbell®