Brian C. Colton

Brian Colton

Brian joined the firm in 1997 and is a principal within the public sector practice group.

Brian's practice includes economic development working with municipalities and counties to assist them in improving local communities through the use of tax increment financing, tax abatements and other incentives. He also assists communities with capital infrastructure projects through issuance of bonds payable from property taxes, local income taxes or other revenue sources as well as assisting communities through long term financial planning.

Registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Chief Compliance Officer for the municipal advisory group
  • Oversees area of disclosure
  • Provides services related to the issuance of bonds, from financial feasibility through post-issuance
  • Areas of practice includes: economic development and tax increment financing; city/town and county capital project funding through property tax, income tax or other revenues; develops comprehensive financial plans to help clients with future planning needs; assists clients with capital improvement plans; analyze proposed or recently enacted legislation and its impacts on clients


  • Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim)
  • Associate of Indiana Counties (AIC)
  • National Association of Municipal Advisors
  • Has spoken on economic development, municipal bond issuance, regulatory compliance and other financial topics related to local governments at state and national conferences


  • Boys Scouts of America, Outdoor Committee Chair

Thought leadership

  • Municipal bond issuance
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Comprehensive financial planning


Indianapolis, IN


Indiana University – Bloomington
Master of Public Affairs in public financial management and policy analysis

University of Iowa – Iowa City
Bachelor of Science in economics and political science