Brian C. Bosma

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With an extensive background in engineering, business, law and government, Mr. Bosma’s practice is concentrated in the areas of complex business and municipal transactions, municipal finance and environmental matters.  He chairs the Government Practice Group of Kroger Gardis & Regas, and serves as general or special counsel to dozens of municipalities and business entities throughout the State of Indiana.  An engineering graduate of Purdue University, Mr. Bosma represents both public and private sector clients in real estate and construction projects, public sector joint ventures and Brownfield redevelopment.  He has served as lead counsel for more than fifty public and economic development projects ranging from small facilities to major public private utility projects.  He is nationally recognized bond counsel and an active member of the Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Representative Bosma has served as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives since 1986 in numerous leadership capacities, including currently serving as the Speaker of the House of the 118th General Assembly.  Mr. Bosma is a founding director of Bosma Industries for the Blind and serves as the Chairman of the Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation.

Mr. Bosma is a frequent author and lecturer on environmental, corporate, construction and municipal matters, and has served for nearly two decades as a lecturer for young lawyers preparing to take the Indiana Bar Exam in the areas of corporations, partnership and agency law.

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, 2004 – 2006, 2010 – 2014
  • Indiana House of Representatives, 1986 – Present Member
  • National Legislative Chair, Republican State Leadership Committee, 2009 – 2012
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, 2008 – Present
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, 2003 – Present
  • Environmental Due Diligence Reporter, Bureau of National Affairs, 1986 – Present Indiana Editor
  • Bosma Industries for the Blind, 1989 – Present Board of Directors
  • Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation, 2010 – Present  Chairman
  • American Bar Association, Corporations, Banking, Business Law and Natural Resource Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Corporations, Banking, and Business Law Section
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Business and Environmental Law Section
  • Indiana State Republican, Platform Committee, 1988 – Present
  • Indiana Supreme Court Character and Fitness Committee, 1988 – 1996
  • Indiana Environmental Policy Commission, 1986 – 1996
  • Phi Delta Phi, 1983 – 1984 Vice-Chancellor, Wilkie Inn
  • House Republican Campaign Committee, Chairman, 2000 – Present
  • Indiana Youth Leadership Forum, 1996 – Present
Honors and Awards
  • “Indiana Super Lawyer”, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2008, 2007
  • Leadership in Law Distinguished Barrister Award, Indiana Lawyer, 2012
  • Sagamore of the Wabash, Governor Mitch Daniels, 2012
  • National Champion for Charters, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2012
  • Guardian of Small Business, National Federation of Independent Business, 2012
  • Government Leader of the Year, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2011, 2004
  • Public Service Award, Agudath Israel of America Midwest, 2011
  • Public Service Award, Indiana, Inc., 2008
  • Public Advocate Award, Marion County First Steps Council, 2005
  • Chairman’s Award, National Federation of Independent Business, 2003, 2001
  • Advocacy Award, Indiana Public Charter School Association,
  • National Public Official of the Year, Governing Magazine, 2002
  • Noble of Indiana Advocate of the Year, 2001
  • Public Policy Award, Marion County First Steps Council, 2001
  • Legislator of the Year, Indiana Opthalmology Academy, 1999
  • Environmental Impact Award, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 1996
  • “Top Forty Leaders Under Forty”, Indianapolis Business Journal, 1995
  • Leadership Award, Indiana Youth Services Association, 1992
  • Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business, 1990
  • Sagamore of the Wabash, Governor Robert D. Orr, 1988
  • Outstanding Young Hoosier, Indiana Jaycees, 1987
Education
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1984 J.D.
    Law Review: Indiana Law Review, Associate Editor, 1983 – 1984
  • Purdue University, 1981 B.S.
    Major: Engineering
  • Indiana, 1984
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1984
Published Works
    • “Legal Issues for Redistricting in Indiana”, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, 2012
    • “Mergers, Consolidation and Cooperation”, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, 2012
    • “Restoring Common Sense”, Res Gestae, Indiana State Bar Association, 2011
    • “Interlocal Cooperation Agreements in Indiana : Law, Practice and Strategy”, Indiana Municipal Lawyer’s Association, 2011
    • “Weathering the Financial Crisis – Options for Local Government”, National Business Institute, 2010
    • “Seizing Opportunities in the Downturn”, Purdue Engineering Impact, fall 2009
    • “Environmental and Natural Resources Laws Affecting Your Practice”, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2000
    • “The Law of Corporation, Agency and Partnership in Indiana”, BAR/BRI, 2000-2009
    • “Selecting and Contracting with Environmental Consultants”, Indiana Bar Association, 1995
    • “Environmental Regulation in Indiana”, Institute of Business Law, 1995
    • “Hazardous Waste in Indiana”, National Business Institute, 1993
    • “Death, Taxes and Environmental Liability: Trustees Beware!”, Hoosier Banker, June, 1992
    • “Avoiding Environmental Liability: Indiana’s Legislative Step in the Right Direction”, Hoosier Banker, Sept, 1991
    • “A Lenders Guide to Environmental Site Assessments”, Hoosier Banker, January, 1991
Classes & Seminars Taught
  • “Redistricting Law and Strategy”, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, 2011
  • “Leadership and Law”, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2007 – 2009
  • Bar Review Lecturer on Corporations, Partnership and Agency Law, Bar/Bri, 1996 – Present
  • “Legislative Update”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005
  • “The Basics of Redistricting at the Local Level”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2001
  • The Indiana Applied Professionalism Course – “Everyday Practice and Professionalism in Transactional Practice”, Bar/Bri of Indiana, 2000
  • “Environmental Law Update”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1997
  • “Environmental Law Update”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1995
  • “Advanced Real Estate Law in Indiana”, National Business Institute, 1996
  • “Advanced Real Estate Law in Indiana”, National Business Institute, 1994
  • “Environmental Liability in Real Estate and Banking Transactions”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1995
  • “Purchasing and Selling Business Interests”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1994
  • “A Brief Commentary on the IDEM Civil Penalty Policy”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1994
  • “The EPA Lender Liability Rule: Help or Hindrance for Secured Lenders”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1993
  • “What’s New in the Environment”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1993
  • “Municipal Liability for Underground Storage Tanks”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1992
  • “Environmental Issues Common to Business Transactions”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1991
  • “Ethics Guidelines for Environmental Lawyers”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1991
  • “Environmental Law Update,” Keynote Address, 19th Annual Environmental Symposium, Central Indiana Technical and Environmental Societies, 1990
  • “Advanced Real Estate Law in Indiana”, National Business Institute, 1993
  • “Advanced Real Estate Law in Indiana”, National Business Institute, 1992
  • “Advanced Real Estate Law in Indiana”, National Business Institute, 1991
  • “What’s New in the Environment”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1992
Pro Bono Activities
Fraternities
  • Founding Director, Bosma Industries for the Blind
  • Chairman, Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation
  • Project Volunteer, Nehemiah Vision Ministries, Chambrun, Haiti
  • Phi Delta Phi