Carolyn Andretti


(317) 669-0141


  • General Counsel
  • Corporate Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Insurance Coverage


Carolyn Andretti is a business and transaction lawyer with notable experience in matters of corporate finance. She represents early-stage to middle-market companies, franchisees, nonprofit entities, insurance companies and financing sources of various types in various industries on a myriad of matters. She is particularly adept at structuring and negotiating large, multi-bank, multi-stack commercial financing transactions, commonly related to an underlying acquisition transaction. Her experience spans senior-secured, mezzanine and private equity transactions; business acquisitions and dispositions; commercial real estate financing transactions; and commercial leases.


Carolyn advises business owners on choice of entity, ownership structure and other general corporate matters. She has opined as to the existence of insurance coverage for complex claims. She has experience in areas of special regulation, such as alcoholic beverage, federal student loan and insurance laws, and has served as general counsel to a family office, eco-friendly furniture manufacturing company and national restaurant chain franchisee.


Prior to her law career, Carolyn was a vice president in the banking industry, where her focus was structuring and restructuring credit facilities for energy industry participants.


  • Indiana University (B.S. Finance, 1983)
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1991)


  • Indianapolis Bar Association Investigator, Grievance Committee (2000-04)
  • CheckIt4Andretti Charitable Foundation, Inc., Secretary/Treasurer (2020-present)
  • American Cancer Society Regional Board of Trustees (2018-19)
  • Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series Board of Governors (2004-08)
  • Championship Auto Racing Auxiliary Board of Trustees (1995-97)
  • Lorman Education Services, faculty member (1994 and 2000)
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, faculty member (1995 and 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
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