Industries & Practices

Public Sector

With a long-standing commitment to public service, we help government serve its communities effectively and efficiently.

Overview

Public service is the cornerstone of strong communities. Our firm has its own rich history of public service, which began with founding partner John W. Bricker, a former Ohio Governor and U.S. Senator. This rare foundation gives us long-established insight into the public sector. Today, we continue to provide political subdivisions and governmental agencies with the legal support needed to keep our communities running smoothly.

Types of clients we represent:

  • State agencies
  • Counties
  • Municipalities
  • Townships
  • School districts
  • Libraries
  • Colleges and universities
  • Port authorities
  • Special purpose districts

Related Industries & Practices

Areas of Focus
Public Finance

Bricker & Eckler is recognized by the state and its various political subdivisions, as well as by the underwriting community, as a law firm with a national caliber bond counsel opinion. We excel in both routine and complex financial transactions, including bonds, notes and certificates of indebtedness issued by government or on behalf of all types of nonprofits. Our list of clients continues to grow based on the favorable recommendations of the many public officials we have represented. Visit our Public Finance practice.

Education Law

We represent an extensive range of public sector clients, including well over 200 public school districts and numerous educational service centers statewide. As the single largest legal group in Ohio dedicated specifically to education, Bricker’s education attorneys bring hundreds of years of combined experience to the table. Education clients benefit from an unmatchable breadth of services, yet receive personalized advice that uniquely addresses their needs. Visit our Education Law practice.

Construction Law

Bricker & Eckler provides a full range of construction law services to public owners. Many with engineering and construction management backgrounds, our attorneys act as counsel on all aspects of construction projects and have specialized knowledge of the project requirements of schools, libraries, jails, recreation centers, and other public capital projects of all sizes and complexities. Visit our Construction Law practice.

Government Relations

Our skilled Government Relations team connects political subdivisions and governmental agencies to the legislative, administrative and regulatory opportunities that support their goals. Our attorneys use firsthand knowledge of complex election, ethics, lobbying and contracting law to build productive relationships with officials and advocate on behalf of clients’ public policy interests. Visit our Government Relations practice.

Employment & Labor

Whether supporting a small municipality or a regional public hospital system, our attorneys are committed to providing the insightful employment advice and successful representation for which we are known. By educating our public sector clients, anticipating complications, and assisting them in preventative measures, we are able to help them maintain a flexible employment operation. Visit our Employment & Labor practice.

Taxation

Bricker & Eckler’s public sector partners have access to comprehensive services related to all aspects of federal, state and local taxation. From tax valuation to tax abatement, as well as the tax implications of economic development projects and financings, our attorneys help public sector clients navigate the complexities of ever-changing tax law. Visit our Taxation practice.

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When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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When: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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Who: Melissa M. Carleton, Joshua D. Nolan

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When: Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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When: Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Who: Melissa M. Bondy, Melissa M. Carleton, Joshua D. Nolan

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When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Where: Hyatt Regency Lexington

Who: Melissa M. Carleton


People
Laura G. Anthony Laura G. Anthony Partner
Laura G. Anthony Partner
Columbus
614.227.2366
lanthony@bricker.com
Maria J. Armstrong Maria J. Armstrong Partner
Maria J. Armstrong Partner
Columbus
614.227.8821
marmstrong@bricker.com
Randy Bank Randy Bank Partner
Randy Bank Partner
Columbus
614.227.8836
rbank@bricker.com
Federico G. Barrera III Federico G. Barrera III Staff Attorney
Federico G. Barrera III Staff Attorney
Columbus
614.227.8820
fbarrera@bricker.com
John Caleb Bell John Caleb Bell Partner
John Caleb Bell Partner
Columbus
614.227.2384
jbell@bricker.com
Christopher J. Bondra Christopher J. Bondra Associate
Christopher J. Bondra Associate
Cleveland
216.523.5483
cbondra@bricker.com
Melissa M. Bondy Melissa M. Bondy Senior Attorney
Melissa M. Bondy Senior Attorney
Columbus
614.227.8875
mbondy@bricker.com
Laura J. Bowman Laura J. Bowman Associate
Laura J. Bowman Associate
Columbus
614.227.4842
lbowman@bricker.com
Diana S. Brown Diana S. Brown Partner
Diana S. Brown Partner
Columbus
614.227.8823
dbrown@bricker.com
Kimball H. Carey Kimball H. Carey Partner
Kimball H. Carey Partner
Columbus
614.227.4891
kcarey@bricker.com
Melissa M. Carleton Melissa M. Carleton Associate
Melissa M. Carleton Associate
Columbus
614.227.4846
mcarleton@bricker.com
William T. Conard II William T. Conard II Partner
William T. Conard II Partner
Columbus
614.227.2351
wconard@bricker.com
Janet K. Cooper Janet K. Cooper Of Counsel
Janet K. Cooper Of Counsel
Dayton
937.224.1799
jcooper@bricker.com
Desmond J. Cullimore, P.E., BCEE Desmond J. Cullimore, P.E., BCEE Associate
Desmond J. Cullimore, P.E., BCEE Associate
Columbus
614.227.4837
dcullimore@bricker.com
Nicole M. Donovsky Nicole M. Donovsky Of Counsel
Nicole M. Donovsky Of Counsel
Columbus
614.227.4866
ndonovsky@bricker.com
Mark Evans, P.E. Mark Evans, P.E. Partner
Mark Evans, P.E. Partner
Dayton
937.535.3915
mevans@bricker.com
Price D. Finley Price D. Finley Partner
Price D. Finley Partner
Columbus
614.227.8897
pfinley@bricker.com
Jennifer A. Flint Jennifer A. Flint Senior Attorney
Jennifer A. Flint Senior Attorney
Columbus
614.227.2316
jflint@bricker.com
Dane A. Gaschen Dane A. Gaschen Partner
Dane A. Gaschen Partner
Columbus
614.227.8887
dgaschen@bricker.com
Susan E. Geary Susan E. Geary Of Counsel
Susan E. Geary Of Counsel
Columbus
614.227.2330
sgeary@bricker.com
Sylvia Gillis Sylvia Gillis Partner
Sylvia Gillis Partner
Columbus
614.227.2353
sgillis@bricker.com
Nicolaus A. Gordon Nicolaus A. Gordon Associate
Nicolaus A. Gordon Associate
Columbus
614.227.4843
ngordon@bricker.com
Susan B. Greenberger Susan B. Greenberger Of Counsel
Susan B. Greenberger Of Counsel
Columbus
614.227.8848
sgreenberger@bricker.com
Warren I. Grody Warren I. Grody Senior Attorney
Warren I. Grody Senior Attorney
Columbus
614.227.2332
wgrody@bricker.com
Colin J. Kalvas Colin J. Kalvas Associate
Colin J. Kalvas Associate
Columbus
614.227.4998
ckalvas@bricker.com
Pramila A. Kamath Pramila A. Kamath Associate
Pramila A. Kamath Associate
Cincinnati
513.870.6683
pkamath@bricker.com
Michael Katz Michael Katz Associate
Michael Katz Associate
Columbus
614.227.4845
mkatz@bricker.com
Tarik M. Kershah Tarik M. Kershah Associate
Tarik M. Kershah Associate
Columbus
614.227.8814
tkershah@bricker.com
Marie-Joëlle C. Khouzam Marie-Joëlle C. Khouzam Partner
Marie-Joëlle C. Khouzam Partner
Columbus
614.227.2311
jkhouzam@bricker.com
Megan Savage Knox Megan Savage Knox Staff Attorney
Megan Savage Knox Staff Attorney
Columbus
614.227.8885
mknox@bricker.com
Glenn S. Krassen Glenn S. Krassen Partner
Glenn S. Krassen Partner
Cleveland
216.523.5469
gkrassen@bricker.com
David J. Lampe David J. Lampe Partner
David J. Lampe Partner
Cincinnati
513.870.6561
dlampe@bricker.com
Gregory J. Lestini Gregory J. Lestini Partner
Gregory J. Lestini Partner
Columbus
614.227.4893
glestini@bricker.com
Jacquelin R. Lewis Jacquelin R. Lewis Associate
Jacquelin R. Lewis Associate
Columbus
614.227.7735
jlewis@bricker.com
M. Shannon Martin M. Shannon Martin Partner
M. Shannon Martin Partner
Dayton
937.224.1841
smartin@bricker.com
William D. Mason William D. Mason Partner
William D. Mason Partner
Cleveland
216.523.5468
wmason@bricker.com
Robert F. McCarthy Robert F. McCarthy Associate
Robert F. McCarthy Associate
Columbus
614.227.2308
rmccarthy@bricker.com
Christopher L. McCloskey Christopher L. McCloskey Partner
Christopher L. McCloskey Partner
Columbus
614.227.2385
cmccloskey@bricker.com
Beverly A. Meyer Beverly A. Meyer Of Counsel
Beverly A. Meyer Of Counsel
Dayton
937.224.1849
bmeyer@bricker.com
Joshua D. Nolan Joshua D. Nolan Senior Counsel
Joshua D. Nolan Senior Counsel
Cleveland
216.523.5485
jnolan@bricker.com
Thomas J. Onusko Thomas J. Onusko Of Counsel
Thomas J. Onusko Of Counsel
Cleveland
216.523.5471
tonusko@bricker.com
Susan L. Oppenheimer Susan L. Oppenheimer Senior Attorney
Susan L. Oppenheimer Senior Attorney
Columbus
614.227.8822
soppenheimer@bricker.com
Rebecca C. Princehorn Rebecca C. Princehorn Partner
Rebecca C. Princehorn Partner
Columbus
614.227.2302
rprincehorn@bricker.com
Jack Rosati, Jr. Jack Rosati, Jr. Partner
Jack Rosati, Jr. Partner
Columbus
614.227.2321
jrosati@bricker.com
Richard W. Ross Richard W. Ross Of Counsel
Richard W. Ross Of Counsel
Columbus
614.227.4873
rross@bricker.com
Paul S. Rutter Paul S. Rutter Of Counsel
Paul S. Rutter Of Counsel
Columbus
614.227.2372
prutter@bricker.com
Christiane W. Schmenk Christiane W. Schmenk Of Counsel
Christiane W. Schmenk Of Counsel
Columbus
614.227.2323
cschmenk@bricker.com
Doug Shevelow, P.E. Doug Shevelow, P.E. Partner
Doug Shevelow, P.E. Partner
Columbus
614.227.4803
dshevelow@bricker.com
S. Courter Shimeall S. Courter Shimeall Associate
S. Courter Shimeall Associate
Columbus
614.227.7723
sshimeall@bricker.com
Richard C. Simpson Richard C. Simpson Of Counsel
Richard C. Simpson Of Counsel
Columbus
614.227.2354
rsimpson@bricker.com
Christopher N. Slagle Christopher N. Slagle Partner
Christopher N. Slagle Partner
Columbus
614.227.8826
cslagle@bricker.com
Matthew L. Stout Matthew L. Stout Partner
Matthew L. Stout Partner
Columbus
614.227.8861
mstout@bricker.com
Catherine M. Swartz Catherine M. Swartz Of Counsel
Catherine M. Swartz Of Counsel
Cleveland
216.523.5465
cswartz@bricker.com
Tess G. Tannehill Tess G. Tannehill Associate
Tess G. Tannehill Associate
Columbus
614.227.2347
ttannehill@bricker.com
Jason Tiemeier Jason Tiemeier Associate
Jason Tiemeier Associate
Columbus
614.227.6067
jtiemeier@bricker.com
Sue W. Yount Sue W. Yount Partner
Sue W. Yount Partner
Columbus
614.227.2336
syount@bricker.com
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