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Attorney Gary Banet

Attorney Gary BanetGary is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Kentucky. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships, elder law and special-needs planning. Gary earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, and formerly practiced law at Bingham Greenebaum Doll and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs.

Gary currently lives in Floyds Knobs, Indiana, where he grew up and attended Floyd Central High School. He is married to Angie Banet and they have two children. Angie is pursuing her doctorate degree in nursing practice and currently serves as the director of care management at Norton Women’s and Children Hospital.

Gary is a Business First’s Forty Under Forty recipient, was named one of 20 under 40 Best and Brightest by the Southern Indiana Business Source and was recognized by Super Lawyers as an Indiana Rising Star Attorney in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. In addition to practicing law, Gary is active in the community and serves on several non-profit boards.

Education

2006 – J.D., magna cum laude, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
2002 – M.S., University of Louisville
1999 – B.A., Indiana University Bloomington

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Civic Involvement

  • Waterfront Botanical Gardens (Past Board Member)
  • Judge Pro Tem, Floyd County Circuit Court
  • Community Foundation of Southern Indiana Board of Directors (Past President)
  • Advisory Board for Floyd County Community Corrections (Past Chair)
  • Floyds Knobs Community Club Little League (Past Vice President)
  • One Southern Indiana Foundation Board of Directors (Secretary)
  • Floyd County Humane Society (Past President)
  • Floyd County Youth Services Bureau Board of Directors (Past Member)

Honors

  • Business First’s Forty Under Forty
  • Named one of “20 Under 40 Best and Brightest” business professionals by Southern Indiana Business Source
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as an Indiana Rising Star 2014-2016, one of only two lawyers in Southeast Indiana listed in the publication under the Estate Planning & Probate Category

Publications

  • “So, is your ‘Plan’ to live forever? – Top 5 reasons for an entrepreneur to have a buy-sell agreement,” Southern Indiana Business Source
  • “Changing Tax Laws Offer Rare Opportunities for Estate Plans,” Louisville Business First
  • “Attesting, Contesting and Protesting: Will Contests in Kentucky and Indiana,” Co-author, Louisville Bar Briefs

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Attorney Misconduct Hearing Officer – Indiana Supreme Court
  • Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council (Past President)
  • Leadership Southern Indiana
  • Indiana Bar Association Leadership Development Academy
  • One Southern Indiana
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association (Probate, Trust and Real Property Section District Representative); Probate Review and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Floyd County Indiana Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Presentations

  • “Estate Planning in 2014,” Edward Jones
  • “Estate Planning for Farmers,” National Business Institute
  • “Secrets of Estate Planning for Women,” Community Foundation of Southern Indiana
  • “Estate Planning in 2013,” MainSource Bank
  • “Do you Need an Estate Plan?” First Harrison Bank
  • “Estate Planning 101,” Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
  • “Current Developments, Including the New Portability Provisions,” 15th Annual Estate Planning Institute, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
  • “Notable Developments of Interest to Estate Planners,” 13th Annual Wills, Trusts, and Ethics Institute, Indiana Center for Applied Technology, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN
  • “Estate Planning for the Disabled,” National Business Institute, Louisville, KY
  • “Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts,” National Business Institute, Louisville, KY
  • “Estate Planning in 2011-2012,” MainSource Bank, Jeffersonville, IN
  • “Do I need an Estate Plan?” St. Mary of Navilleton
  • “Estate Planning 101,” Edward Jones
  • “Do You Have a Vision?” Louisville Bar Association

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