Industries & Practices
With solid experience, an industry-wide network and legal agility, we address the needs of manufacturers.
Our attorneys seek to understand the goals and aspirations of our manufacturing clients, working to identify and meet the most important objectives in every situation. Bricker’s dedication to the manufacturing industry is solidly grounded in our representation of the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA), giving us insight into the unique legal needs of manufacturers.
Areas of Focus
Whether embarking on the development of a new facility or looking to stay compliant with all environmental regulations, our attorneys guide manufacturers through complex compliance processes related to siting and permitting, environmental due diligence, EPA regulations and more. From startup to cleanup, we have successfully navigated the environmental considerations of a variety of projects.More
Our energy lawyers are leaders in helping companies take advantage of energy policies that can make their businesses more competitive. Specifically, we have experience in the purchase, sale and delivery of energy, renewable energy, onsite generation of energy, and oil and gas leasing.More
From simple purchases and sales to complex development projects involving the coordination of multiple parties and numerous sources of financing, our real estate team offers a complete menu of national-scope services to manufacturing clients. We excel in acquisition and development law, including private development projects and public-private collaborations.More
Working collectively, we advise on every phase of the growth cycle: financing, licensing, commercial agreements, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, general public and private day-to-day operations, and corporate governance.More
Whether the solution is an aggressive motion practice, mediation, arbitration, bench trial or trial by jury, our goal is to deliver results while preserving resources and protecting relationships.More
State & Local Tax
We work with representatives from manufacturing businesses to plan for the tax implications of proposed transactions, stay up to date with compliance procedures, resolve any controversies related to state and local taxation, and work through tax abatements, credits and other non-tax incentives.More
Economic Development & Project Financing
Our attorneys partner with manufacturers to identify and negotiate incentives and other entitlements for new projects, including expansions of existing facilities. Some examples include financings that capture additional revenue streams, like tax increment financing, and ones that create sales tax savings on the purchase of building materials for construction.More
Employment & Labor
We work with manufacturing clients of every size to help them stay in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations — while providing a safe working environment and the needed level of benefits to stay competitive and attract a qualified workforce.More
Bricker’s team of lawyer-lobbyists uses firsthand knowledge of election, ethics, lobbying and contracting law to influence issues that directly impact manufacturers. Our longstanding service to companies, associations and coalitions, especially the Ohio Manufacturer’s Association, has earned us an effective voice with legislators and regulators.
Ohio EPA issues 2018 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, identifying the open water of the Western Basin of Lake Erie as impairedMore
International manufacturer facility in central Ohi...
Retained by an Italian-based company to provide all legal services in the construction and development of a 1.4 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in central Ohio. One of the main aspects o...More
Office and manufacturing facility design-build pro...
Prepared design-build contract for private company's new office and manufacturing facility.More
Sale of a manufacturing company via management buy...
Lead M&A counsel for a company in the manufacturing industry in its sale to an existing management for cash and complex earn-outs.More
Industrial and manufacturing lease negotiations
Negotiated build-to-suit leases, related easements, construction contracts and energy contracts on behalf of manufacturing facilities, factory distribution centers and warehouses, including one of ...More
Easement negotiation and documentation
Negotiated and documented the relocation of easements with public utility companies in order to clear a site for a manufacturer's development.More
Breach of requirements agreement
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Canadian manufacturer in a suit alleging breach of requirements contract.More
Suit for withdrawal liability
Represented a manufacturer in a suit for ERISA multi-employer plan withdrawal liability.More
Economic incentives for commercial projects
Facilitated economic incentives and new construction financings for commercial projects through several of Ohio’s port authorities, including exemptions from sales taxes for portions of the c...More
Premises liability claim
Successfully defended a mill operator in a $1 million premises liability claim.More
$100 million financing for manufacturing facility
Served as lead counsel for the borrower in connection with a $100 million series of financings to develop a consumer products manufacturing facility.More