Denise C. Davis

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Denise C. Davis is a partner with Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP. She is the chair of the firm's corporate practice group. Ms. Davis is also a member of the firm's real estate and employment practice groups. Prior to joining Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, Ms. Davis was an attorney with Kelley, Drye & Warren, in New York, New York.

Areas of practice

Her current practice areas include the following:

Corporate law

Ms. Davis has extensive experience representing business entities, entrepreneurs and private equity funds in various business and financing transactions including buying and selling businesses, acquisition financings, capital infusions and equity investments. She assists clients with all business issues from formation to dissolution, including all types and sizes of acquisition and sale transactions. 

Employment law

In the employment law arena, Ms. Davis advises employers on compliance with federal and state law, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA and responses to federal and state agencies such as the Department of Labor and EEOC. 

Real estate

The real estate practice of Ms. Davis encompasses a broad range of transactions, including financing, acquisitions, sales, development, and joint ventures.  


Ms. Davis received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1991 and her B.A. in American Studies, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1988.

Admissions and professional memberships

Ms. Davis is admitted to practice in both Indiana and New York.  She is a member of the following bar associations:

  • Goshen City Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community involvement

Ms. Davis has served her community through involvement with the following organizations: 

  • Goshen Noon Kiwanis
  • Goshen Kiwanis Foundation Board of Directors
  • Indiana University Health - Goshen Health System Board of Directors


  • Goshen Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (Board Chair 2010)
  • St. John the Evangelist School Board
  • Campus Center for Young Children (Board Chair 2005-2008)
  • Hope Rescue Mission, Board of Directors
  • YWCA of Elkhart County (Board Chair 2001-2003)

Ms. Davis has had several speaking engagements with Lorman Education Services.  She has also lectured on various topics involving businesses, employment, hiring and firing, the Family Medical Leave Act and general corporate matters.

Contact the firm

When you need an attorney, call the law offices of Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP at 574-533-1171, or contact the firm online.  Conveniently located across the street from the courthouse in Goshen, Indiana, the firm regularly assists clients with a broad range of legal issues.

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