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Rebecca C. Princehorn

Becky Princehorn is a partner and chair of Bricker & Eckler's Public Finance group. Her practice emphasizes school and local government law. She served as bond counsel for the first Ohio income tax-backed school district bonds; the first publicly offered Public Library Fund-backed library notes; the first school district in the Extreme Environmental Contamination Program of the Ohio School Facilities Commission; the first Ohio general obligation bond issue with a local government fund pledge; the first Ohio municipal general obligation bond issue for housing; and the first Ohio school district minibond issue.

She also served as counsel on the formation of the first limited home rule township in central Ohio and has structured collaborations between local governments, particularly those involving school districts, and gifts to local governments. Becky is a frequent lecturer on public finance for several organizations, including the Buckeye Association of School...

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Representative Experience

  • $38,009,000 Perrysburg Exempted Village School District, School Facilities Construction and Improvement Bonds, Series 2015
  • $11,005,000 Eastwood Local School District, Certificates of Participation, Series 2015
  • $92,285,000 Columbus Metropolitan Library, Library Fund Facilities Notes, Series 2012

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member, Worthington Community Improvement Corporation
  • Board of Trustees, Otterbein University
  • Board Member, Support Ohio Schools

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Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Columbus Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (education law; public finance law) 2010-2015; Columbus Lawyer of the Year in Education Law, 2014
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Meritorious Service Award, Worthington Board of Education, 2001

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  • Otterbein College (now Otterbein University) (B.A., with honors, 1978)
  • University of Kansas (J.D., 1981)
  • University of Kansas (Master of Public Administration, 1982)