Kathryn M. Merritt-ThrasherPartner
Kathryn practices in the area of real estate tax appeals. Kathryn works closely with commercial property owners and managers to ensure property tax appeals are comprehensively pursued from the initial County level to the Indiana Tax Court level. Prior to joining Landman Beatty, Kathryn worked as a Corporate Banker within National City Corporation’s (now PNC Financial) Commercial Real Estate Finance group. While there, Kathryn managed a $76 million commercial real estate loan portfolio and jointly managed a $309 million commercial real estate loan portfolio. While pursuing her graduate education, Kathryn worked as a law clerk for Landman Beatty from 2009 until joining the firm full-time upon graduation. As a clerk Kathryn gained valuable insight into property assessments and appeals, working closely with the firm’s partners in their review and representation of commercial properties. While clerking, Kathryn assisted the lawyers and staff in negotiations with county assessors, handling appeals before county assessment boards, and the preparation and presentation of appeals before the Indiana Board of Tax Review and Indiana State Tax Court.
Kathryn graduated first in her class, summa cum laude, from Ball State University’s Honors College in 2006. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Miller College of Business in Corporate Finance with a minor in Economics. While at Ball State, Kathryn was a Financial Executives Institute Scholar, a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and was an author and presenter at the Eastern Economics Association Conference in New York City, New York.
Kathryn graduated with highest honors from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, receiving her Master of Business Administration degree in 2012. While attending the Kelley School, she was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Kathryn received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2012. During law school, Kathryn served as a Note Development Editor for the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review. Her student note was published in Volume 21 of the Indiana International and Comparative Law Journal.
Kathryn is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Kathryn is also a Level II certified Assessor-Appraiser and Tax Representative.
9100 Keystone Crossing, Suite 870
Post Office Box 40960
Indianapolis, IN 46240
P: (317) 236-1040
F: (317) 236-1049
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