Chris Braun of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP (PSRB) was named Best Lawyers® 2020 Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis. For the 20th year in a row, Chris also was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020, this year for both Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation.
Chris has practiced law for more than 35 years and focuses on a variety of complex litigation, transactional, administrative and legislative matters. Since 1993, Chris has also served as General Counsel to the Indiana Food and Fuel Association (IFFA), formerly the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (IPCA). He has also served as lead counsel in numerous transactions for both buyers and sellers of environmentally impacted properties and businesses. He has assisted in the drafting of more than 30 pieces of legislation, including numerous appearances to testify regarding legislation.
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