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Christopher C. Wischer

Member , Evansville IN


Christopher C. Wischer

Member , Evansville IN

A Member of the Evansville office, Chris joined Stoll Keenon Ogden in 2017 as part of the firm’s merger with Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn. His career has been primarily focused on real estate and government relations, including some intersection between the two areas of practice. Chris also supports clients in handling general business matters and transactions. Chris also serves on the board of directors for the firm.

Real Estate Services: Chris consults with commercial developers, owners, and investors on every aspect of a project. Before a property is acquired, he helps to ensure that proper due diligence is conducted, including coordination and review of title examinations, environmental assessments, surveys, and zoning and land use approvals. He helps clients navigate the myriad of state and local regulations, permits, and approvals that can impact a project. He also assists with like-client exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Government Relations: Chris serves as the town attorney for Newburgh and Elberfeld in Indiana, and he is the city attorney for Corydon, Kentucky. He also consults with a range of government bodies that include cities, counties, zoning boards, stormwater boards, historic preservation districts, and redevelopment commissions. For many of these entities, he provides specialized consultation on economic development, financing, annexation, and zoning and land use.

Right of Way/Eminent Domain: Chris leverages his experience in Real Estate and Government Relations to assist local governments, public utilities, and railroads in the acquisition of easements, right of way, and other real estate interests necessary for the completion of critical infrastructure projects, including the use of Eminent Domain proceedings when necessary.


University of Kentucky College of Law, 1996, J.D.

Transylvania University, 1993, B.A.


Admitted In

  • Indiana

  • Kentucky

Professional & Community Activities

  • Indiana State Bar Association

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • Evansville Bar Association

  • Indiana Land Title Association

  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association

  • International Right of Way Association

  • Indiana Chapter of International Right of Way Association, Executive Board

  • Economic Development Corporation of Southwest Indiana, Board of Directors

  • Friends of Newburgh, Inc., Board Member

  • Warrick County Chamber of Commerce, Board Member


  • Best Lawyers® 2024 Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Evansville

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2019 – present

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation — Land Use and Zoning, 2022 – present

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2023 – present

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Municipal Law, 2024

  • Indiana Rising Stars® Honoree, 2009, 2010

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