Marcellus M. Lebbin - Partner

A Michiana native, Marcel joined May Oberfell Lorber in 2004. He offers clients an insightful approach to estate planning and administration, commercial real estate, and litigation matters. Outside of the firm, he serves the community as a board member for REAL Services, the Student Hunger Drive and Stepwise, a program helping children with educational challenges. He also enjoys water, swimming, scuba diving or even when frozen to play ice hockey.

Practice Areas

  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Litigation
Professional Achievements
  • Defended a multi-million dollar trust contest from allegations of undue influence
  • Successfully pursued the rights of a surviving spouse under the spousal election statute where a descendant attempted to deprive the surviving spouse property
  • Defended a commercial lease tenant when landlord filed a $10 million damages complaint
  • Represented developer in a $30 million condominium project from inception to completion
Professional Affiliations
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Cass Country Bar Association
Civic Involvement
  • Board Member, Real Services Guardianship Council
  • President, Michiana Estate Planning Council
  • Board Member, Northern Indiana Student Hunger Drive
  • Board Member, Stepwise
Recognition
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Michiana Forty Under 40, 2012
Video
Marcel discusses the most commonly used documents in Estate Planning. Please click the following link to view his presentation, "Maintaining Control and Meeting Objectives"

Marcellus's Insights

Common Enemy Doctrine of Water Diversion
February 16, 2016

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – Most landowners appreciate laws that give them unfettered use [...]
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Written Amendments to Land Contracts
February 8, 2016

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – Indiana courts have long applied the principle that an [...]
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Digital Assets: What Your Estate Plan May Be Missing
December 3, 2015

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – For most Americans, it’s hard to go even one day without [...]
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Marcellus M. Lebbin
Partner

(574) 243-4100

mlebbin@maylorber.com

Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Education

  • B.A. in History and Political Science from Purdue University, 2002
  • J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law, 2005

Personal snapshot

  • Enjoys traveling
  • Spent his summers growing up on a family farm
  • Plays hockey
  • Likes Michiana winter weather

Marcellus's Insights

Common Enemy Doctrine of Water Diversion
February 16, 2016

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – Most landowners appreciate laws that give them unfettered use [...]
Read more >

Written Amendments to Land Contracts
February 8, 2016

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – Indiana courts have long applied the principle that an [...]
Read more >

Digital Assets: What Your Estate Plan May Be Missing
December 3, 2015

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – For most Americans, it’s hard to go even one day without [...]
Read more >

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