We focus on creatives because that is who we are and who we know.

Managing Attorney

Clark Giles

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Before attending law school, attorney/owner Clark Giles had creative pursuits of his own, from starting a record label out of his college dorm room which went on to drop just shy of fifty internationally distributed releases to touring in a band across the United States to being a key player in several festivals featuring nationally-known acts to assisting with Indiana-focused DIY zine gatherings. Wherever there has been cultural placemaking, Clark has tried to be involved and to lend a hand in making his community a better place to live, work and play. Clark is from a family of entrepreneurs so he understands better than most that small business owners are non-traditional creatives too with their own needs unique to the enterprise in which they are engaged, from branding to entity structuring to protection of their valuable intellectual property rights.

As a patron of the arts, I want local creatives to thrive so they can continue to make art, continue to make our city a better place to live, and potentially attract more people who appreciate the work of a creative class to decide to move here—or at least visit more often to support local artists.

While we could talk about ourselves even more in this space, and you can learn more about us in our bios, that’s not why we’re really here. We want to listen to our clients. We will ask you the right questions to learn about your individual needs. We want to know about your goals and aspirations. And we want to be there to solve your legal concerns that we can foresee together, plus anything that may arise unexpectedly.

About Clark Giles

Clark Giles

Managing Attorney

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Financial and IT Compliance
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Cooperative Law
  • Privacy Law
  • Cryptocurrency Law

Clark’s legal practice focuses on supporting entrepreneurs, small business owners and creatives across the full spectrum of their business-related legal needs.

Clark attended undergraduate studies at Indiana University double-majoring in English and Political Science.  Subsequently, Clark earned two Master’s degrees in the same fields, publishing a thesis entitled Regime Fatigue Theory: A Cognitive-Psychological Model for U.S. Senatorial and Gubernatorial Elections from 1960-2008, developing a new quantitative model for predicting results in American elections.  Clark earned his Juris Doctorate (cum laude) at IU McKinney School of Law with a Graduate certificate in Intellectual Property.  Clark plans to begin his Scientiae Juridicae Doctor (S.J.D.) in the emerging subject area of cryptocurrencies and pseudo-anonymous/anonymous electronic payment systems in Fall 2018.

Clark is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), an ETA Certified Payments Professional (CPP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).  Clark served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) from 2015-2016 and formerly served as President of the Indy Food Cooperative II, Inc.  Clark is also a founding member of the DC Bar Association: a professional association of lawyers working in the field of information security, “white-hat” computer hacking and privacy rights.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Clark earned over two decades of experience administering enterprise IT systems in a PCI DSS environment and over 21 years of experience as part-owner of a professional real estate sales brokerage with three locations.  Clark has served as Director for the Office of Technology Services at Indiana University and has held previous positions at NIST’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership and in various other private-sector consulting organizations.  In his last role, Clark served as the Chief Compliance Officer and in-house counsel for a national organization providing electronic payment processing and PCI DSS compliance services to over 6000 accounts nationwide.