Law Firm of Donahoe Irvin, PC

Peter Donahoe, Shareholder

Mr. Donahoe’s practice concentrates primarily on advising owners of closely-held businesses, estate planning and probate administration, trust, wills, real estate, and federal and state tax controversies and litigation relating to all of those areas. He is an Indiana Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist and is also admitted to practice law in Florida.

Mr. Donahoe graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and later earned his law degree from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis and his MBA degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Before entering the practice of law in 1988, Mr. Donahoe practiced accounting for six years with two Indianapolis CPA firms and also worked for the Appellate Division of the Internal Revenue Service in Indianapolis.

Mr. Donahoe was a member of the Indiana Corporate Law Survey Commission Limited Liability Company Task Force that drafted Indiana's limited liability company legislation (the "Indiana Business Flexibility Act"), serving as a member of the Tax Subcommittee.

He has been a frequent speaker to various professional and trade groups on estate planning and tax controversies and has conducted in-house training presentations for national, regional and local accounting firms on the subject of limited liability companies and estate tax and planning matters.

Mr. Donahoe has been named an Indiana Super Lawyer each year since the inception of the list in 2004. According to the compiler of the list, those named represent the top five percent of licensed lawyers in Indiana. Selections for Super Lawyers ( are made by Law & Politics magazine based on a multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates, and peer review of candidates by practice area.

Mr. Donahoe's professional memberships include the following:

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (2002 - )
  • American Bar Association (1988-2012)
    • Taxation Section
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Business Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association (1988 - )
    • Probate, Trust and Real Property Section
    • Taxation Section (Member, Council, 1998-2006, Chair - 2006)
    • Business Law Section
    • Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist
  • The Florida Bar (2011 - )
    • Probate, Trust and Real Property Section
    • Taxation Section
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (1988 - )
    • Taxation Section, Executive Council Member (1991-94)
    • Estate Planning Section, Executive Council Member (2001–05, Chair - 2005)
    • Corporate, Banking and Business Law Section
    • Indiana Corporate Law Survey Commission Limited
    • Liability Company Task Force (1992)
    • Tax Subcommittee
  • Indiana CPA Society (1980 - )
    • Federal Taxation Committee (1990-95, Chairman, 1995)
    • Personal Financial Planning Committee (1996)
  • Indianapolis Chapter of the Indiana CPA Society
    • Board of Directors (1990-95)
    • President (1995)
  • Civic and Community Involvements
    • Humane Society of Indianapolis, Board of Directors (2004-10)
    • President, 2007, Treasurer, 2008-09
  • Member of the Following Planned Giving Committees
    • Indianapolis Zoo
    • Indianapolis Marion-County Public Library Foundation
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Saint Vincent Hospital Foundation

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