Samuel J. Arena


Sam focuses his practice on commercial real estate law, including the acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, and development of retail, restaurant, office, multi-family, and mixed-use projects. He has experience in the petroleum and convenience store industry and represents national and regional convenience store developers, operators, and fuel suppliers. Sam has also served as lead counsel on a wide variety of complex business transactions, including asset and stock purchase transactions, the purchase and sale of dental practices, and other closely-held businesses, franchising and franchise operations, and the formation of new businesses and joint ventures. 


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 2001)
  • Indiana University  (B.A., with distinction, 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana


  • Indiana Rising Star® (2009)

  • Best Lawyers® (2013)