Pat Hess

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Pat is the firm’s “go to” source for all matters relating to real estate transactions and zoning law. He regularly handles commercial real estate transactions for clients, including purchase and sale transactions, negotiations of leases, and refinance transactions.

As a former land use planner for the Allen County Department of Planning Services, Pat also knows the ins and outs of zoning and development both locally and statewide. He regularly helps clients obtain approval for commercial and residential projects, acting as an integral part of any development team.

In addition to assisting clients in developing their property, Pat also represents plan commissions and boards of zoning appeals in administration and ordinance drafting.  He also helps groups opposed to certain zoning proposals, such as industrial wind farms.

Pat is a member of the Allen County and Indiana Bar Associations. He has also served as Chairman of the Indiana Land Use and Zoning Section.

community involvement

Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, board of directors
Indiana State Bar Association, past chairman of the Land Use and Zoning Section (2006 - 2008)
Volunteer member of the Ordinance Alignment Review Group sponsored by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Joint Land Use Department


Bachelor’s degree, political science, Indiana University at Fort Wayne
J.D., University of Cincinnati

court admissions

Admitted to Indiana State Bar – 1996
U.S. District Courts for Indiana (Northern & Southern)

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Beckman Lawson, LLP
201 West Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: 260-422-0800
Fax: 260-420-1013