Taft partner Kiamesha-Sylvia Colom was quoted in the article “New DCS laws bringing changes to agency, foster parent system,” which was published in The Indiana Lawyer on June 14. Colom was active in the 2019 General Assembly session working on two bills that sought reform with the state’s child welfare system and the Department of Child Services. Colom and her husband, along with many other foster parents, worked to get the Legislature, the courts and DCS to make a lasting and impactful change for foster children and parents across the state of Indiana. Taft’s Seth Smoker and Reid Dickerson were also involved in the team’s pro bono legislative efforts. The ceremonial signing took place on June 13 at the Indiana Statehouse where Gov. Eric Holcomb signed both bills.
Colom focuses her practice on real estate transactions (acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, sale leaseback transactions and real estate municipality work), real estate lending and commercial finance transactions and related business transactions. She is a member of several boards and committees throughout the community, including serving as board chair of La Plaza and as a board member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.