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Christopher N. Swank

Chris is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Commercial Finance and Development group. His practice includes general commercial real estate law and commercial real estate lending, with an emphasis on conventional commercial real estate finance, low-income housing tax credit finance, historic tax credit finance and government based subsidized finance and guaranty programs. His practice also includes general real estate matters relating to the acquisition, development, leasing, and sale of commercial real estate, together with residential and commercial condominium projects.

Chris represents banks and financial institutions in connection with acquisition loans, construction loans, equity bridge loans, permanent loans and other commercial financing. He has significant experience in representing financial institutions in conventional commercial real estate lending transactions of all types. He is best known for his extensive experience in representing financial institutions in tax ...

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Presentations & Published Works

  • “Entity Structures of LIHTC Borrowers,” presentation for national platform lending client, August 2013
  • "Tips for Obtaining RD 538 Permanent Loan Note Guaranty", Section 538 Rural Rental Housing (GRRH) Regional Conference, October 23-24, 2007, Rochester, New York
  • "ABC's of Leasing", Bricker & Eckler LLP Lender Seminar, February 21, 2008

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association Admissions Committee

Awards & Recognition

  • Ohio Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2005-2015
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (real estate law) 2010-2015
  • Recognized by ChambersUSA in Real Estate Law with a Band 3 ranking, 2013-2014; Band 4 ranking 2012; Up & Coming Individual ranking 2010-2011


  • The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2002); Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Miami University (B.A. magna cum laude, 1999)