The Firm is pleased to announce the return of Joseph L. Champion to the Indianapolis office, as Of Counsel in the Corporate and Public Policy and Regulation practice groups, providing transactional and regulatory advice to municipalities and highly-regulated businesses.
Champion specializes in providing municipal economic development, gaming and legislative affairs assistance to those entities. He has negotiated contracts, development agreements, transactions, acquisitions and economic development projects worth billions of dollars.
“Joe is an outstanding lawyer with a history of exceptional client service,” said William J. Kaiser, Jr., co-chair of the Firm’s Business Services department. “We are very delighted for Joe’s return as his dedication to the practice of law, his peers and his clients is unparalleled.”
Prior to first joining Dentons Bingham Greenebaum in 2005, Champion served as special counsel to the Indiana General Assembly, where he drafted legislation to overhaul Indiana’s gaming laws allowing dockside gaming, development of problem gaming awareness, and restructuring of gaming taxes. He is also a former Indiana Deputy Attorney General and Marion County Deputy Prosecutor.
“Joe’s vast experience greatly benefits our clients’ continued needs for innovative solutions when tackling problems that intersect business, law, regulation and policy,” said Managing Partner Keith Bice. “As we continue to grow our depth of highly skilled lawyers, Joe’s experience in complex transactions, gaming and public private partnerships will further enhance to our Firm’s commitment to opening more doors for all of our clients.”