Member of Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council
Member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Monroe County Bar Association
Brian Bailey is a trusted advisor and problem-solver. Over the last 19 years, Brian worked for an appellate judge and two governors as well as one of the largest law firms in Indiana.
Most recently, Brian has represented businesses and entrepreneurs in corporate formation and organization, contract drafting and review, and in-house counsel service. He has represented a state agency in contract drafting and review and governing board compliance. He has experience in helping tax-exempt organizations with formation, structure, and regulatory compliance. Brian has represented individuals and families in estate planning, guardianships, and adoption matters.
At Ice Miller LLP, Brian represented and advised individual clients and businesses small and large, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. These matters involved trade secrets, contract disputes, covenants not to compete, appeals, injunctions, and the creation of contracts and other legal instruments. Brian handled cases in all levels of the state and federal court system, from local trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States.
In 2010, Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Brian as Commissioner to lead the state agency responsible for administering property tax reforms. Brian’s duties included issuing budget orders for local governments totaling $6 billion annually and deciding other property-tax issues and disputes.
Beginning in 2013, Brian served as Tax and Fiscal Policy Advisor to Governor Mike Pence. Governor Pence soon promoted Brian to serve as his State Budget Director, making him responsible for stewarding the state’s tax revenues and developing and managing a $30 billion annual state budget. Brian was a member of the Governor’s cabinet and served on the Governor's senior staff.
Professionally, Brian's greatest joy is helping clients navigate the law and take shelter under its protections.
The Indiana Supreme Court Instructs Practitioners on the Requirements of Administrative Rule 9
2009 Indiana Civil Litigation Review. Co-authored with Robert Gauss
Major Considerations Before Taking an Appeal
2007 Appellate Skills Institute, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. Co-presented with Karl Mulvaney
The Interlocutory Appeal
2004 Appellate Skills Institute, Indiana Continuing Education Forum.
Federalism: An Antidote to Congress's Separation of Powers Anxiety and Executive Order 13,083
2000 Indiana Law Journal