Todd A. Leeth | Attorney Biography

Todd A. Leeth

Practice Focus
Real Estate and Land Use Segment (Chair)

Valparaiso Office:
(219) 464-4961
Direct (219) 465-1956
Fax (219) 465-0603


View Todd Leeth's profile on LinkedIn

Mr. Leeth is a 1982 graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a 1988 graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law. Mr. Leeth chairs the Real Estate and Land Use Segment within the firm. He utilizes a team approach to manage client engagements with the active participation of associate attorneys and paralegal support where appropriate. The team approach also includes other disciplines such as professional engineers, architects and other consultants.

Mr. Leeth's real estate practice covers all types of transactions, including purchase, sale and leasing. Mr. Leeth has represented a national discount grocer since 1990 in over 200 transactions including shopping center leases, ground leases, build to suit, in addition to more traditional purchase and sale contracts.

Mr. Leeth also represents many homeowner and property owner's associations both on a continuing basis and for special projects such as amending or updating community standards and restrictive covenants. In 2017, we represented a large community association in the purchase of the 18 hole championship golf course from private owners.

Mr. Leeth's land use practice is currently exclusively representing private property owners and businesses in all zoning and permit matters in most Northwest Indiana communities. These matters include:

  • Subdivision Approval
  • Development Permits
  • Rezoning Petitions
  • Appeals of Zoning Decisions
  • PUD Projects
  • Zoning Variances
  • Special Exceptions
  • Tax Abatements
  • Defense of Zoning Violations

Significant land use cases handled include:

Each year Mr. Leeth represents dozens of property owners on small zoning matters for their homes as well as larger projects and developments and new businesses locating to Northwest Indiana.

Mr. Leeth has previously represented the Town of Lowell and the Town of Kouts.

Mr. Leeth resides in Valparaiso with his wife, Cheryl. He enjoys golf, and during the midwest winters, watching college basketball.

Professional Activities Community Activities Legal Update Articles