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Robert A. Hicks

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
500 N. Meridian Street
Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1293

Phone: (317) 977-1433
Fax: (317) 633-4878
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Mr. Hicks chairs the real property practice group of Hall Render and has extensive experience in a broad range of real property matters with a particular emphasis on real estate development and real estate transactions. Related areas of practice include:

  • Ground Lease Developments
  • Property Tax Exemptions
  • Leasing, Sales and Acquisitions
  • Office Condominium Developments and Conversions
  • Entity Formation
  • Zoning
  • Environmental Law
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Tax Deferred Exchanges (IRC Section 1031)
  • Eminent Domain

Preparatory Education

  • Hanover College, B.A., magna cum laude, - 1985

Legal Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, J.D. - 1988

Admitted to Bar

  • Indiana - 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana - 1988


  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Legatus


  • The National Law Journal's Top Rated Lawyers in Health Care - 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™


  • Odd Bedfellows? Pairing of County Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Homes - 2013 - FISH XXII, Bellvue, Colorado
  • MOB Development on Hospital Campuses: Covering Your Bases - 2013 - BOMA Medical Office Buildings & Healthcare Facilities Conference, San Francisco, California
  • Real Estate Bootcamp Webinar Series, Part II: Common Issues in Health Care Real Estate Development Transactions - 2012 - American Health Lawyers Association, Webinar
  • Prescriptions for Success? What State Based Healthcare Reforms Reveal - 2011 - BOMA Medical Office Buildings & Healthcare Facilities Conference, Dallas, Texas
  • Ground Leases - The Essentials and Strategies for Negotiating the Vital Elements - 2008 - BOMA Medical Office Conference, Denver, Colorado
  • Real Estate Development Strategies That Enhance Physician Relationships - 2008 - Practical Health, Marco Island, Florida
  • Accounting and Reporting of Real Estate Assets Under Construction - You Didn't Think You Owned It Did You? - 2006 - Indiana Chapter of HFMA, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Monetization of Real Estate Holdings for Hospitals and Health Systems - 2006 - Practical Health, Marco Island, Florida


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