Sean M. Towner – Partner

Sean joined May Oberfell Lorber in 2017. Sean’s business practice ranges from assisting small businesses with various transactional matters to counseling on employment issues. Sean serves as Indiana counsel for multi-state commercial loan facilities and represents banking institutions in loan workout matters. Sean also manages a large commercial landlord practice and handles other real estate transactions.

Prior to joining MOL, Sean was a Deputy Prosecutor in South Bend, where he primarily prosecuted violent crimes. While in law school, Sean served on the University of Tulsa Law Review and clerked for a Federal Magistrate in the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Business
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Labor, Employment & Worker’s Compensation

Professional Affiliations

  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Robert A. Grant Inn of Court

Civic Involvement

  • St. Joseph County Bar Association Board – President (2024-2025)
  • Penn-Harris-Madison Schools - Building Corporation Board
  • Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka (Class 47)
  • JOYS Gymnastics Board of Directors (past member)


  • State of Indiana
  • State of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan


  • B.S. in Political Science, Ball State University, 2006
  • J.D. from University of Tulsa Law School, 2009

Personal Snapshot

  • Married, father of two
  • Loves playing golf and attending baseball games
  • Coaches his daughter’s soccer team


  • Michiana Forty Under 40 -- Class of 2022

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