Joseph "Joe" L. Smith, Jr.
Joe Smith, Partner with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LL, leads the BOMA Indiana & Indianapolis advocacy team. Joe advises, drafts legislation and lobbies for laws that can improve life for businesses, families and individuals in the Indianapolis community and throughout the state of Indiana. He partners with clients to solve problems and advance goals in issues related to government, labor, employment and benefits, and certified business enterprises and supplier diversity. Joe also provides legal advice and direction to small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses.
BOMA Indiana serves all counties in the state. In considering it positions, BOMA Indiana is aware that not all of its members may necessarily hold the same opinion on specific legislation. Likewise, BOMA Indiana recognizes that while a proposed bill may on its surface appear to be something that BOMA Indiana should take a position based on our policy, there is often more to the legislation than can be garnered on first read. Therefore, BOMA Indiana commits itself to the meticulous study of all proposed legislation, and to seek the advice of the Legislative Committee and hired lobbyist before declaring its position. BOMA Indiana promotes the practice of commercial real estate ownership and management. For this reason, while we may concentrate our efforts on legislation proposed by the Indiana General Assembly, we also consider the needs of our members at the local level.