Biography

Price Finley is co-chair of Bricker & Eckler's Public Finance group. Price has more than 25 years of experience in all areas of public finance, including local government, economic development finance, port authority financings, and other structured and project financings. He has substantial experience in the use of various economic development tools, including frequent use of tax increment finance (TIF). Price has also created and served as counsel for Ohio’s new community authority financings (also known as community development authorities or CDA). In addition, Price’s practice includes representation of developers and local communities in tax incentive arrangements, including community reinvestment areas (CRA), enterprise zones (EZ), and job creation tax credits (JCTC). Price has also created joint economic development districts and zones (JEDD and JEDZ), special improvement districts (SIDs), and he has represented port authorities across Ohio. He has also assisted with the drafting of development agreements for economic development projects. 

Professional & Community Activities
  • District Rotary Foundation Chair, District 6690, 2016-2017
  • Member, Council of Development Finance Agencies (Board of Directors and Executive Committee)
  • Chair, CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, Ohio Economic Development Association
  • Member, The Rotary Club of Upper Arlington (past president)
  • President, The Rotary Club of Upper Arlington, 2013-14
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, "Targeted Tools," CDFA Fundamentals of Economic Development Webcourse, January 2018
  • Speaker, "Is Your Economic Development Toolkit Current and Competitive?," The Columbus Region Economic Development 411, December 2017
  • Presenter, “TIF and Capital Markets,” CDFA National Development Finance Summit, November 2017
  • Speaker, "Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance," CDFA Summer School, August 2017
  • Speaker, "TIF Financing Variations," CDFA Intro TIF WebCourse, May 2017
  • Speaker, "Economic Development," Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association Municipal Law Institute, September 2016
  • Speaker, Fundamentals of Debt," Ohio GFOA Annual Conference, September 2015
Awards & Recognition
  • Upper Arlington Rotary, Service Above Self, Award (2016-2017)
  • The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service (2016-2017)
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law), 2016–2018
  • CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable Excellence Award: Leadership, 2014
  • Ranked as BV Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell
Education
  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 1990)
  • The Ohio State University (M.B.A., 1989, emphasis in Finance)
  • Capital University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1986)
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