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Colleges & Universities

OFCC K-12 Project on State University Campus

Served as counsel for a recently consolidated school district for a $42 million K-12 OFCC (state) co-funded project on the campus of a state university, with the local share bonds sold to the USDA. 

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Affiliation arrangement

Arranged an affiliation between a large, hospital-owned physician group and the faculty practice plan of a state-owned college of medicine

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Billion dollar borrowing program for The Ohio State University

Served as bond counsel for the issuance of two series aggregating $630 million in General Receipts Bonds of The Ohio State University issued as the first installment in a billion dollar borrowing program. The program is the first of its kind “shelf style” bond issuance for a public university. Responsibilities included drafting documents to reflect the understanding of the parties, as well as the tax analysis necessary with respect to the use of proceeds. As bond counsel, we rendered our approving opinion as to the authorization and valid issuance of the bonds.

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Title IX investigator training

Served as the sole presenter at training workshops for Title IX investigators at the college and K-12 levels, helping administrators to become trauma-informed and approach cases involving sexual assault and intimate partner violence in an appropriate and equitable manner.  

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Bond counsel for community college district

Served as bond counsel on Ohio’s first voted bond issue for a community college district.

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University defense in Section 504 discrimination claim

Successfully resolved claims of failure to accommodate a student in university programming.

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College defense of Title IX case

Won motion for summary judgment on a claim brought by a student disciplinary respondent against a college in a case involving allegations of sexual assault.

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Advanced energy and energy project structuring

Assisted a college with various aspects of environmental regulation, including advanced energy and energy efficiency developments, power purchase agreements and leasing arrangements, in order to help them take full advantage of various financing opportunities.

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College Credit Plus agreements

Drafted College Credit Plus agreements on behalf of both school districts and colleges to establish advanced standing programs.

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Title IX policies and procedures

Prepared and revised Title IX policies and procedures to comply with changing guidance.

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“Green” cemetery nonprofit corporation

Assisted an elite college in the formation of a “green” cemetery nonprofit corporation to be used primarily by alumni, former faculty and staff. Rendered federal tax opinions regarding unrelated business income and tax exemption issues.

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Public university foundation

Assisted a public university in the resolution of multiple issues in dispute within affiliated private nonprofit fundraising foundation.

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