Brian C.Bosma Brian C. Bosma
Partner
Kroger Gardis & Regas, LLP, Indianapolis

Mr. Bosma serves as general or special counsel to more than a dozen political subdivisions and inter-local boards and advises fire and police chiefs, mayors, trustees, legislative bodies and governmental boards across the state. Mr. Bosma has served as lead counsel for more than thirty public construction projects ranging from small facilities to complex governmental centers, has litigated employment and disciplinary matters for public safety agencies, has participated as lead counsel in local redistricting and voting rights matters and has represented local units of government in complex condemnation litigation.With a degree in engineering from Purdue University (environmental emphasis), Mr. Bosma also serves as the Chairman of the Kroger Gardis & Regas Environmental Practice Group. He regularly advises public and private clients involved in real estate and business transactions involving properties with environmental concerns, and represents parties before the Environmental Protection Agency, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and in state and federal courts in environmental litigation.Representative Bosma has served as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives since 1986, and was elected Speaker of the House in 2004. In 2006 he returned to the position of Republican Leader for the 115th General Assembly. Throughout his public career, Representative Bosma's legislative initiatives have focused in the areas of economic development, education reform, property tax relief, the improvement of services for the disabled and environmental protection. Representative Bosma currently serves as a member of the Legislative Council, and has served as a member of the Ways and Means Committee, the Environmental Affairs Committee, the Education Committee, the Commerce Committee and as an advisor to the State Budget Committee.Mr. Bosma is a frequent author and lecturer on environmental, corporate and municipal matters, and has served for more than a decade as a lecturer for various Bar Review Courses in the areas of corporations, partnership and agency law. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his public service and civic efforts.Mr. Bosma concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and business law, municipal representation, environmental law and construction matters.Areas of Practice: Business Law & Transactions Municipal & Election Law Environmental and Construction Law Litigation Percentage: 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation Bar Admissions: Indiana, 1984 U.S. Federal Court, 1984 Education: 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 Published Works: "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: 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 Honors and Awards: Elected Official of the Year, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2004 Chairman's Award, National Federation of Independent Business, 2003 Chairman's Award, National Federation of Independent Business, 2001 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 Outstanding Freshman Legislator, Indiana House of Representatives, 1987 Outstanding Service Award - Indianapolis Bar Association, 1984 Professional Associations and Memberships: Indiana House of Representatives, 1986 - Present Member Indiana House of Representatives, 2004 - 2006 Speaker of the House House Republican, 2000 - 2004, 2006 - Present Leader House Republican, 1994 - 2000 Floor Leader National Brownfields Association, Indiana Chapter, 2005 - Present Executive Committee Environmental Due Diligence Reporter, Bureau of National Affairs, 1996 - Present Indiana Editor Bosma Industries for the Blind, 1989 - Present Board of Directors Association of Retarded Citizens' Trust Advisory Board 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 Pro Bono Activities: Castleview Baptist Recreational Center, Youth Basketball Coach Fraternities/Sororities: Phi Delta Phi