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Jon A. Bomberger



Jon Bomberger advises clients in commercial real estate development, acquisition and finance. He leads Faegre Drinker's real estate practice in the firm's Fort Wayne office.

Real Estate Experience

Jon advises clients in commercial real estate development, including due diligence, acquisition, zoning, construction, financing and management of new and existing projects. He assists clients with real estate needs throughout northeast Indiana and the United States. Jon counsels clients in the following:

  • Office and industrial acquisition and development
  • Sale and leaseback transactions
  • Shopping center acquisition and development
  • Structuring and documenting mixed-use developments
  • Real estate exchange transactions
  • Commercial lease negotiation and drafting
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate management
  • Zoning and land use planning

Economic Development Experience

Jon represents private and municipal clients in economic development projects, serving as both company and bond counsel in municipally financed transactions, and advises clients on economic development issues. He counsels clients on issues relating to state and local economic development incentives, including tax increment finance, tax abatements and tax credits.

Tax Credit Financing Experience

Jon advises private developers and municipal officials in structuring transactions to utilize federal and state tax credits in economic development projects, including federal New Market Tax Credits.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Experience

Jon has advised Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and public institutions on the impact and requirements of Title II and Title III of the American with Disabilities Act, including requirements relating to the accessibility of websites and mobile applications under the ADA.

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • ADA Litigation in the 2018 Landscape: What You Need to Know
    Co-presenter, The Knowledge Group, March 2018
  • Current State of Website Accessibility Law and Regulations — and Steps to Avoid Being Targeted
    Co-presenter with Jeff Beck, Independent Colleges of Indiana Webinar, May 2016
  • Shopping Centers and New Market Tax Credits
    U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, International Council for Shopping Centers, Orlando, Florida, October 2014
  • Demystifying New Market Tax Credits
    Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., October 2014
  • Website Accessibility for State and Local Governments under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, June 2014

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

Civic Activities

  • Central Branch YMCA — Board of Directors, 2018-present
  • Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne — Board of Directors, 2018- present
  • Bicycle Indiana, Inc. — Board Member, 2018-19
  • Kickstart Festival Fort Wayne — Volunteer Coordinator, 2015-present
  • Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. — Board Member, Vice President, President 2011-present
  • Fort4Fitness, Inc. — Board Member, Secretary, 2007-present
  • Greenway Consortium, Inc. — Board Member, President, 2004-10
  • Summit Club, Inc., 2002-08
  • Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Inc. — Board Member, President, 1997-2003
  • Switchboard, Inc. — Board Member, President, 1989-93


  • Best Lawyers® — Real Estate Law, 2009-24, Public Finance Law, 2012-24 (Fort Wayne Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, 2013, 2015)
  • Greenways Foundation of Indiana — Indiana Trail Advocate of the Year, 2023
  • Nominated for David A. Bobilya Excellence In Nonprofit Leadership Award, 2021 
  • University of Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne — Person of the Year
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018
  • Indiana Bar Foundation — Master Fellow, 2013
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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