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Clifford T. Rubenstein

Attorney Clifford T. Rubenstein

About Cliff

By reviewing Cliff’s biography below you see that he provides his clients, and he will provide you, with a perspective on legal issues acquired by his unique combination of legal, business and real world practical experiences over 27+ years. In real estate, business, contracts, litigation and even estate planning, Cliff has been both an attorney and a client. Legal issues do not exist independent of the rest of a client’s business and personal life. Understanding a client’s real world practical business or life issues are essential in providing sound legal advice. Cliff uses his life and legal experiences to help his clients distill their legal issues through the client’s total situation.

Cliff is only interested in solving his client’s problems whether it is through negotiation, mediation or litigation. He has started numerous businesses, been a business owner, an employer and employee, a landlord and a tenant, a buyer and seller of real estate, a debtor, a creditor, a manufacturer, wholesaler, an injured party and a son dealing with parental life and death decisions. Cliff represents clients in all these situations blending his legal knowledge with his experiences to resolve issues.

Practice Areas

Civil Mediation; Real Estate – office, commercial, industrial, residential, retail / landlord-tenant / acquisitions & sales / lease drafting & review / residential purchase & sales / financing / evictions / due diligence / foreclosure / foreclosure defense / real estate brokers/ easements & eminent domain; Business Law – business formation / corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies / buying and selling a business / closely held business law / small business / business planning / business start-ups / buy-sell agreements / employment contracts / entrepreneurial; Contracts – drafting & review; Litigation – business / real estate / commercial / contract disputes / construction disputes / personal injury / foreclosure / evictions / consumer rights / Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; Affordable Estate Planning – Wills, / Powers of Attorney/ Appointment of Health Care Representative / Living Will; Collections

Experience

Attorney – Rifkin, Blanck & Rubenstein, P.C., P.C., Carmel, IN 2009 – Present


Real estate and business law, transactions and litigation; landlord-tenant; purchase and sale agreements; lease drafting and review; contracts; mergers and acquisitions; business formation/start-ups/planning; foreclosures and foreclosure defense; evictions; collections; residential purchase and sales; buy-sell agreements; employment contracts; affordable wills/Powers of Attorney/Health Care Representative/Living wills;

Mediator – certified Civil Mediator 2016
Board of Directors – Workforce, Inc. d/b/a RecycleForce 2007 – 2015
Indianapolis, IN
Emeritus 2015 – Present
Chairman of the Board of Directors 2011-2015
Not-for Profit social enterprise for ex-offenders
Attorney – Clifford T. Rubenstein, Esq. – sole practitioner 2007 – 2008
Hard Knocks Professional Due Diligence Services, Carmel, IN 2007 – 2008
Due diligence services for commercial and industrial real estate purchasers and lenders.
Sherman Park, L.P. – Indianapolis, IN 1994 – 2007
Managing Partner – purchased, redeveloped and managed 49-acre, 1.2 million square foot former single user facility into multi-tenant industrial park.
Ruby Park, L.P. – Indianapolis IN 2001 – 2007
Managing Partner – purchased, redeveloped and managed 30-acre, 233,000 square foot former single user facility into multi-tenant industrial park.
Ruby Park Reload Center – Indianapolis, IN 2002 – 2007
CEO – organized and started railroad reload business which received railcars of products; unloaded and warehoused products and reloading products onto trucks for distribution.
Tinkle Magic, Inc. – Indianapolis IN 1993 – 1999
President/Co-owner – together with wife developed, patented, manufactured and brought child toilet training product to market.
Attorney – Steak n Shake, Inc. – Indianapolis, IN 1994
Corporate and real estate attorney for restaurant chain. Managed contract negotiations and legal aspects for purchase and construction of new restaurant sites throughout the country.
Attorney – Simon Property Group – Indianapolis, IN 1993
Attorney for shopping center developer. Supported legal department in contract and partnership documentation during conversion to REIT.
Attorney – Dann Pecar Newman Talesnick & Kleiman 1998 – 1993
Attorney for law firm (now Benesch Friedlander, Coplan & Arnoff). Practice areas: corporate transactions, real estate, contracts, landlord-tenant, commercial litigation. Assisted team of attorneys closing loan transaction for Mall of America.
Law School 1985 – 1988
Buckingham Pallets, Inc. – Indianapolis, IN 1982 – 1985
President/Founder used wood pallet business. Grew business from zero to largest wood pallet business in Indianapolis in 2 years.
Indianapolis Indians Baseball Club – Indianapolis, IN 1978 – 1982
Promoted from Ticket Manager (1 year) to Director of Public Relations (2 years) to Business Manager (1 year) of Triple-A baseball team.

Education/Personal

Indiana University – Indianapolis – J.D. 1988 (Magna Cum Laude; Law Review)

Ohio University – M.Ed. 1978 Sports Administration

University of Rochester – B. A. 1976 Political Science

Admitted: Indiana 1988, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Born: Newark, NJ