Biography

Mark Engel is the partner in charge of Bricker & Eckler's Cincinnati-Dayton office. Mark's practice is taxation, with concentrated experience in all aspects of state and local taxation, including tax planning, compliance, and litigation in sales and use, income, commercial activity, public utility, and property taxation. In addition, Mark works in the areas of economic development, federal personal and corporate taxation and nonprofit and social enterprise tax issues. He serves as tax counsel to the Ohio Manufacturers' Association and played a key role in designing several provisions of Ohio tax reform efforts. 

Mark  has briefed and argued more than 80 cases in the Supreme Court of Ohio, and appeared in every appellate district in Ohio. He successfully litigated several precedent setting cases involving key issues of state taxation in Ohio. In addition, Mark negotiated numerous incentive packages for enterprises looking to expand in Ohio and served as tax counsel to the electric industry during industry restructuring, including assisting in drafting numerous tax provisions to the restructuring legislation. 

Professional & Community Activities
  • Co-Chair, ABA / IPT Advanced Property Tax Seminar, 2008 - present
  • Member, American, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations; Former chair, Ohio State Bar Association Taxation Committee; and former chair, State and Local Tax Committee, Columbus Bar Association
  • Author, Ohio Chapter of ABA Sales Tax Desk Book
  • Frequent speaker on issues of state and local taxation and author of several articles
  • Member and former chair, Board of Directors, Trinity Lutheran Seminary; and member, Church Council and various committees, Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker on Tax Policy Changes, Ohio Manufacturer's Association, February 2015
  • Author, Baldwin's Ohio Tax Service
  • Annual Keynote Speaker on Property Tax Issues, Ohio Tax Conference, 2001-present
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, American, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations; Former Chair, Ohio State Bar Association Taxation Committee; and Former Chair, State and Local Tax Committee, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member of Executive Committee and Former Chair, National Association of State Bar Tax Sections; and member, Institute for Professionals in Taxation
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (tax law) 2013-2015
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2007 - 2008; Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
  • Recipient, Ohio Manufacturers' Association Legacy Award 2005
Education
  • Capital University (J.D., with high honors, 1979)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., with high honors, 1976)
  • Capital University (LL.M. Taxation, 1990)
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