Over the past four decades, Kroger Gardis and Regas’s Municipal Practice Group has served the needs of countless Indiana governmental units as general counsel and is frequently employed as special counsel to consult with political subdivisions and their local attorneys on specific or complex matters including construction, litigation and bond financing.
Attorneys in the Municipal Practice Group advise our clients in all substantive areas of municipal law, including public construction, public employment and labor matters, property acquisition and disposal, open door and public records issues, the drafting of public contracts and interlocal cooperative agreements and serving as nationally recognized bond counsel. In addition, the Firm routinely appears before the Department of Local Government Finance, the State Board of Accounts and the Utility Regulatory Commission.
The Municipal Practice Group is chaired by former Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives Brian C. Bosma, who has 40 years of experience in the municipal arena. Partners Ted Nolting and Kevin Koons have worked with innumerable political subdivisions both for their routine needs and when complex issues hit. The team is rounded out by attorney Doug Kowalski who formerly served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Indianapolis and has held key positions with the Indiana State Board of Accounts and the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.
In addition to routine legal matters, the firm represents governmental entities in complex transactions and litigation matters previously thought to be within the expertise of only the largest firms in the state. The firm has served as lead counsel in numerous multi- million dollar economic development and redevelopment projects, large involuntary annexation processes involving hundreds of property owners, employee civil rights claims, inter- and intra-governmental disputes, open door and public records lawsuits, redistricting and election law contests and litigation involving the Federal Voting Rights Act and its application to city, township and county government. In addition, members of the firm routinely assist municipalities in the complex area of police and fire employee hiring, discipline and discharge, and have advised governmental entities throughout the state in municipal merger and consolidation efforts.
The goal of the Kroger, Gardis & Regas Municipal Practice Group is to serve as effective problem solvers addressing the needs of our clients utilizing the talents and strengths of a diverse legal team. For a more complete description of the Group’s experience and services please reach out to Brian Bosma the Chairman of the Municipal Practice Group or to any of the Group’s attorneys