Mark Engel is the partner in charge of Bricker & Eckler's Cincinnati 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 has 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 and former chair, Board of Directors, Trinity Lutheran Seminary; member, Church Council and various committees, Lord of Life Lutheran Church
  • Frequent speaker and author, issues of state and local taxation
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, University of Cincinnati Annual Income Tax Conference, 2013-present
  • Author, Ohio Chapter of ABA Sales Tax Desk Book
  • Speaker, Tax Policy Changes, Ohio Manufacturers' Association, February 2015
  • Author, Baldwin's Ohio Tax Service
  • Annual Keynote Speaker, Property Tax Issues, Ohio Tax Conference, 2001-present
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association (former chair, Taxation Committee); Columbus Bar Association (former chair, State and Local Tax Committee)
  • Member, Executive Committee; Former Chair, National Association of State Bar Tax Sections; member, Institute for Professionals in Taxation
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Tax Law), 2013–2018
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Tax: Business; Nonprofit Organizations; Business/Corporate), 2007–2008, 2017; Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
  • Ranked, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, Ohio Manufacturers' Association Legacy Award, 2005
  • 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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Australian Wine Tasting
Australian Wine Tasting

Mark recently took a wine tasting trip to Australia with his wife and daughters. This trip brought them to Barossa Valley, where they sampled some of Australia’s finest shirazes.

Marathon Man
Marathon Man

An avid runner, Mark and his family have competed in several races, including a half marathon in sunny Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.