Laderer & Fischer, P.C.

Attorneys at Law


Lewis CLaderer 

Law School Education:
University of Notre Dame
Juris Doctor, 1968

Undergraduate Education: 

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio B.S. 1965

Admitted To:
State of Indiana, 1968

Areas of Practice: Commercial Banking Law and Litigation,  Creditors Rights, Corporate and Business Law

Lectures and Publications: Lecturer, "Loan Documentation and Collateralization," "Business Loan Workouts," "Recognizing and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Loan Documentation and Collateral Weaknesses,"and "Advanced Loan Documentation."Lecturer, "Ohio Advanced Commercial Lending School."Frequent lecturer and presenter to state banking associations in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming; Presentations also to Bankers Television Network, Ohio Bank Examiners, Michigan Bank Examiners, and ABA Graduate School. Lecturer, "Revised Article 8 of the Uniform Commercial Code,"Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. Member Indiana Bar Association Revised Article 9 Task Force; Lecturer, "Winning Civil Cases in Mediation" St. Joseph County Bar Association 

Email: lew {at} ladfislaw {dot} com

          Rebecca Hoyt Fischer

Law School Education:
University of Notre Dame
Juris Doctor, 1983

Undergraduate Education:
Indiana University, Bloomington, In B.A. 1980
Phi Beta Kappa

Admitted To:
State of Indiana, 1983
State of Michigan, 1985

Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification, 1995

Chapter 7 panel trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division.

Bar Memberships:
Indiana State Bar Association
St. Joseph County Bar Association

Areas of Practice: Bankruptcy, Creditors Rights, Commercial Banking Law and Litigation (Please note that Ms. Fischer does not prepare or file bankruptcy cases.)

Lecturer, "Representation of Creditors Committees in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceedings,"Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1992; "Bankruptcy from the Perspective of Secured Lenders,"Office of the U.S. Trustee, 1998.

Email: rebecca {at} ladfislaw {dot} com


Roberta Kickbush has  received the designation of ‘Indiana Registered Paralegal’ (IRP) from the State of Indiana.

New Location:

As of March 31, 2017 our firm has moved to 525 E. Colfax Avenue, #101, South Bend, Indiana 46617.  Our telephone, fax and email has not changed.