Robert Paul Kassing

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Robert Paul Kassing

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Robert Paul Kassing was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 3, 1937. A 1955 graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kassing then enrolled at Indiana University. Kassing received his B.S. degree in Business in 1959, before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Once discharged, in 1961, Kassing returned to Indiana University and enrolled in the school of law. While in law school he served on the student editorial board of the Indiana Law Journal (v.38 no.3-4) before becoming Articles Editor for volume 39. Kassing received his JD from the law school in 1964.

Kassing joined the Indianapolis law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans after graduation and remained with the firm for more than 40 years. He became a partner in 1969 and served as managing partner from 1971 to 2004. Kassing oversaw tremendous growth at the firm, chairing the firm’s management committee and directing several firm and partner organization functions. As managing partner, he initiated the firm’s sponsorship of the Sherman Moot Court Competition at the IU School of Law. Since 2004, he has directed the firm’s mentoring program for new partners from other firms. Kassing has alwyas had a passion for entrepreneurial endeavors and has served as a trusted counselor for many Indianapolis companies as they developed and expanded.

Kassing is an active member of serval philanthropic organizations and has served on multiple boards of businesses, many created by his clients. Kassing served on the law school’s Alumni Board from 1982 to 1989 (including as President in 1987/88) and has been a member of the school’s Board of Visitors for more than 15 years. Kassing has also served on the school's Entrepreneurship Law Clinic Advisory Board.

Robert Paul Kassing was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2006. He was awarded the Indiana University Partners in Philanthropy Cornerstone Award in 2008 and the IU Foundation President’s Medallion in 2009.

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Maurer Alumni, Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, Bryan Cave

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Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Law | Legal Biography | Legal Profession

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