Ted Nicholas
Ted Nicholas JD/MBA

Ted Nicholas


TED NICHOLAS during his thirty-year plus career has worked with a variety of local, regional and national companies and their owners.  Ted provides accessible,  responsive and practical advice on the wide range of business and personal matters encountered by business owners and their families. 

TED obtained his MBA in tax/finance at the same time he obtained his JD in law. He has had the pleasure to serve many for-profit and non-profit businesses as well as business owners and their personal needs.  Ted provides a broad array of legal and business consulting service, including business formation, mergers, acquisitions, sales and spin-offs, contracts, real estate transactions, regulatory transactions including gaming and insurance matters, strategic alliances and planning, business restructurings, partnerships, joint ventures, and licensing agreements, business and civil litigation, and estate and succession planning, wills, probate and related elder law services.

TED began his career in 1987 with the firm Ricos & Price. Ted gained experience through his involvement with the development of hotel and diving businesses in the Cayman Islands; defending a national pump manufacturer, Burks Pumps, from claims involving complex engineering principles including appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; representing investors in multi-year litigation over the ownership and control of a manufacturing business and its product designs; working with  AHEPA National Housing Corporation and AHEPA Management Company on affordable housing development and management including landlord-tenant matters; and consulting with a many business owners, including doctors, dentists and other health care providers, real estate developers and owners, manufacturers and service providers.

TED was invited to join an insurance defense firm in 1997. During his tenure he was part of the firm management team and assumed a major role in a whole host of complex business, litigation and regulatory matters, including insurance and gaming regulatory compliance, re-domestication of foreign insurers to Indiana, agent licensing and insurance insolvency issues, and stock purchase and merger transactions involving private and publicly traded insurance companies seeking regulatory approval for proposed transactions, financial transaction reporting issues, licensing suitability issues and negotiation of fines and penalties. During this same period Ted and a partner successfully acquired, developed and sold a residential development project in Bonita Springs, Florida.

TED and his partner KEVIN HARRIS joined to start Harris Nicholas, PC in 2008 to serve the business and personal needs of their portfolio of clients. 

TED has been actively involved throughout his career with the East Indy Sertoma Club and Camp Sertoma Foundation, Inc., a 30-acre multi-purpose camp and bingo operation located on the east side of Indianapolis. He has held the offices of Secretary, President and Director. Ted uses his regulatory and nonprofit experiences to consult and represent churches and other nonprofit entities on the myriad of growth and administration issues facing those entities, including formation, governance, real estate development, construction oversight and issues, and litigation.

TED graduated from Indiana University in 1981 with dual degrees in biology and chemistry. In 1986 he graduated from the Indiana University School of Business and Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis with MBA and JD degrees.