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Chambers USA includes Bricker practices, attorneys in 2021 rankings
For 2021, Chambers included eight Bricker & Eckler practices and 27 attorneys in its annual ranking.More May 20, 2021
Title IX religious exemption is being challenged by class action lawsuitMore
Ohio Senate Bill 57 provides real property tax reduction opportunitiesMore
7th Circ. rules in favor of Bricker client, Selective Insurance
Bricker & Eckler partners Drew Campbell and Ali Haque, and associate Alexandra Parriman successfully represented Selective Insurance Company of the Southeast in an appeal which reversed a judgment related to denial of coverage to the insured, Illinois-based Creation Supply, Inc. (CSI).More May 3, 2021
Sferra named CBA’s 2021 Professionalism Award winner
Anne Marie Sferra was recently awarded with the Columbus Bar Association’s 2021 Professionalism Award.More Apr 7, 2021
Court of appeals victory on greenhouse tax valuation
Represented Green Circle Growers, a family-owned company with one of the largest greenhouse operations in the United States, in a tax appeal relating to the classification of commercial greenhouses as real or personal property. In 2018, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals agreed with Green Circle Growers and classified the greenhouses as business fixtures, which are a type of personal property. Local officials appealed that decision, and on March 29, 2021, Ohio’s Ninth District Court of Appeals sided with Green Circle, rejecting arguments from the local officials, who had “ask[ed] for greenhouses to be included in property valuations as real property.” The Court’s decision cited binding precedent from the Ohio Supreme Court in an earlier case, Metamora Elevator Co. v. Fulton Cty. Bd. Of Revision, which Brollier had also successfully led.
The decision resulted in a roughly 75 percent reduction in annual real property taxes. The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals ruled in favor of Bricker’s client, finding the greenhouses constitute personal property, not real estate, and therefore the property owner should not pay real property tax on them.
Ohio appellate court awards consequential damages for contractor’s failure to achieve substantial completion due to recklessnessMore
Brollier wins court of appeals victory on greenhouse tax valuation
Bricker & Eckler partner Jon Brollier represented Green Circle Growers in a tax appeal relating to the classification of commercial greenhouses as real or personal property.More Apr 6, 2021