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
  • Author, "TIDs Serve as Powerful and Flexible Vehicle for Transportation Infrastructure Improvement in Ohio," Ohio Municipal Service, January/February 2009
  • Author, "Improving Communities with Community Improvement Corporations," Ohio Municipal Service, May/June 2006
  • Author, "Cooperative Economic Development Made Easy with JEDDs and CEDAs,"Ohio Municipal Service, July/August 2004
  • Author, "New Community Districts Provide Opportunities to Finance Infrastructure Improvements," Ohio Municipal Service, January/February 2004
  • Author, "Fiduciary Duties of Public Board Members," Ohio Municipal Service, September/October 2003
  • Author, "Don't Let Your 'TIF' Cause a 'TIFF,'" Ohio Municipal Service, July/August 2003
  • Author, "Lease-Purchase Arrangements Provide Creative Options for Capital Asset Financing," Ohio Municipal Service, January/February 2003
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law), 2016-2017
  • 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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