Industries & Practices


We rely on our comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and local taxation to help our clients build effective wealth accumulation and preservation strategies.


Taxation and tax law affect every business or organization operating in the United States. Those that have a strategy to navigate tax-related laws and regulations are able to mitigate audits or IRS actions and even use taxation opportunities to grow their businesses.

Bricker & Eckler’s tax attorneys partner with businesses and individuals to manage and protect their assets and to maximize the return on their business investments. By analyzing planning alternatives, we help our clients achieve their business objectives while minimizing their tax liabilities. Our in-depth knowledge spans local, state and federal taxation, allowing us to examine all facets of the law to make sound recommendations. And we continually monitor tax law changes to ensure our advice is up-to-date and cutting-edge. We are known for our extensive counsel of business clients in the areas of formation, operation and termination of business activities, as well as individual clients in estate planning, preparation of trusts and wills, estate and trust administration and litigation, and more.

Types of clients we represent:

  • Corporations
  • S corporations
  • Limited partnerships
  • Limited liability companies
  • Joint ventures
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Individuals
  • Hospitals and health care providers
  • Colleges and universities

Related Industries & Practices

Areas of Focus
Federal Tax

Skilled tax planning is the hallmark of Bricker & Eckler’s federal tax practice. When working with public and privately-held business clients, we analyze the tax implications of acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, corporate restructurings, new business operations and other business transactions. Our tax lawyers also counsel employers on tax issues relating to establishing and administering executive compensation, employee retirement plans, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), stock option plans and various other equity based compensation arrangements. We have extensive experience with a variety of tax-exempt organizations, offering counsel in tax-exempt formation, qualification, operations, reorganization, audit, dissolution, fundraising, and structuring for-profit and not-for-profit subsidiaries.

State & Local Tax

Bricker & Eckler provides experienced representation in all aspects of state and local taxation, including tax planning, compliance and controversy litigation in sales and use, income, commercial activity, public utility and property taxation. We are also known for our assistance with economic development issues, including tax abatements, tax credits and other incentives, such as grants and loans. Our attorneys consistently monitor legislative activity and the potential tax impact of proposed transactions. Although we seek to solve tax problems creatively as an alternative to litigation, we maintain an active practice representing clients before county boards of revision, the Ohio Department of Taxation, the State Board of Tax Appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court and courts of appeal.

Tax Abatement & Valuation for School Districts

Blending our education law, economic development and tax law experience, we help school districts obtain and maintain their resources, despite the increase in property tax abatements and property owners’ aggressive challenging of their properties’ valuation. We assess the merits of real property valuation complaints, estimate their economic impact and determine which complaints, if any, should be monitored or opposed. We also participate in all levels of appeals, from the local board of revision to the board of tax appeals, the local court of common pleas or the appropriate appellate court. Whether simply monitoring a case or mounting a full-blown contest, we guide our clients through this sometimes burdensome process.


This is our taxation experience

  • 1
  • 2
Insights & Resources
Resource Center

This resource center contains up-to-date information on the Ohio budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 as it moves through the Ohio General Assembly. Information on the FY 2014-2015 budget is also available. For more information, please visit our State of Ohio Budget Resource Center.

Jerry O. Allen Jerry O. Allen Partner
Jerry O. Allen Partner
Brian C. Begg Brian C. Begg Staff Attorney
Brian C. Begg Staff Attorney
Jonathan T. Brollier Jonathan T. Brollier Partner
Jonathan T. Brollier Partner
William T. Conard II William T. Conard II Partner
William T. Conard II Partner
Mark A. Engel Mark A. Engel Partner
Mark A. Engel Partner
John F. Furniss III John F. Furniss III Partner
John F. Furniss III Partner
Megan Savage Knox Megan Savage Knox Staff Attorney
Megan Savage Knox Staff Attorney
Karen M. Moore Karen M. Moore Partner
Karen M. Moore Partner
Robert C. Rafferty Robert C. Rafferty Partner
Robert C. Rafferty Partner
Tess G. Tannehill Tess G. Tannehill Associate
Tess G. Tannehill Associate