Robert T. Grand serves as managing partner of the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg where he is a member of the Governmental Services & Finance Department. He concentrates his practice in the areas of public finance and governmental regulation. In the public finance area, he counsels state officials, county officials, and mayors on various aspects of bond financing issues and also assists them with many aspects of economic development initiatives. He serves as general counsel to the Indiana Association of County Commissioners and was editor of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners Handbook, published in 1991. Mr. Grand also serves as Indiana counsel to several major investment banking firms in the country.
His governmental regulation practice includes the representation of public and private clients before state agencies and the Indiana General Assembly. He also represents public and private clients before federal agencies and the U.S. Congress.
Mr. Grand is a member of the Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He is also a former chairman of the Governmental Practice Section of the Indiana State Bar Association.
Mr. Grand graduated from Wabash College in 1978 and the Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis in 1982. He is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana.
Mr. Grand is a former member of the boards of the National Association of Wabash Men, Little Red Door/Marion County Cancer Society, and the Indianapolis Foundation (Chairman, 2000) and a former vice president of Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity. He serves as chairman of the Beta Theta Pi Foundation and is a member of the board of Outreach, Inc.
He serves as an advisor to several Indiana Republican Candidate Committees and has been treasurer, Friends of Dick Lugar since 1987. In 2000, he served as the Bush-Cheney finance chairman for Indiana, served as a member of the Bush-Cheney recount team in Palm Beach County, Florida, and as a member of the Department of Justice Transition Advisory Committee.