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Mark S. Samila

Mark S. Samila

Co-Managing Partner
Mark Samila is a business lawyer who works extensively with privately-owned businesses and their owners on the purchase and sale of businesses, equity investments, business and succession planning and tax and estate planning. Mark blends his accounting and financial background with his legal experience. In so doing, he provides legal analysis and also understands and considers the business and financial implications of a client’s legal options.


  • 1986: University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., B.S. cum laude
  • 1989: University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., J.D.


  • Provides complex estate planning services for clients with taxable federal estates.
  • Counsels clients on business succession planning and wealth transfer issues.
  • Represents banks and borrowers in bank and bond financing.
  • Represents banks and borrowers in workouts of troubled loans.
  • Represents business owners in purchase and sale of businesses.
  • Provided tax and management consulting to privately-owned businesses for the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young.
  • Certified Public Accountant.

Representative Transactions

Mark has been involved in transactions including the following:

  • Sale of Sterling Boiler & Mechanical, Inc.
  • Sale of A & D Constructors, Inc.
  • Sale of Wabash Container Corporation
  • Sale of Mood Media Franchises
  • Sale of Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc.
  • Sale of Fire and Rain, LLC
  • Investment in Addixxion Resources of Kentucky, LLC
  • Purchase of Matt’s Cookie Company, Inc.
  • Purchase of XMi Holdings, Inc.
  • Purchase of Coburn Ford
  • Purchase of Marshall Chevrolet
  • Purchase of Lindsay Lincoln Mercury
  • Sale of 104.1 FM – WIKY
  • Sale of 96.1FM – WSTO
  • Sale of 107.5 FM – WABX
  • Sale of 93.5 FM – WLFW
  • Sale of 92.9 FM – WJXA
  • Sale of 96.3 FM – WCJK
  • Sale of 97.5 FM- WJXB
  • Sale of 95.7 FM – WVRX
  • Sale of 103.5 FM – WIMZ
  • Sale of Research Systems Corporation
  • Sale of Leisure Living West, LLC
  • Deaconess Bond Financing

Publications and Presentations

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Indiana State Bar Association: Taxation Section Council, Estate Planning Section
  • Evansville Bar Association
  • Evansville Estate and Financial Planning Council: Past President
  • Indiana Licensed Real Estate Instructor

Civic Affiliations

  • Boys & Girls Club of Evansville, Indiana: Board of Directors and Past President
  • United Way of Southwest Indiana: Board of Directors
  • YMCA of Southwestern Indiana: Board of Directors
  • Evansville Bar Foundation: Former Director and Past President
  • Jacob’s Village: Former Director
  • Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe): Former Director and Past President
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Church: Former Chair of Finance Commission, Former Member of Parish Council
  • Leadership Evansville: Program Alumnus


  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America©, Banking and Finance Law
  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America©, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America©, Corporate Law
  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America©, Real Estate Law
  • Rated, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Selected, Indiana Super Lawyers® Magazine, Business/Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • State of Illinois
  • State of Missouri

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court