Industries & Practices

Real Estate

Property acquisition for local school

Assisted a local school district in acquiring property to expand its campus. Our team not only handled the acquisition but also assisted the client in navigating restrictions of the property and various pre-closing requirements imposed by the local government on the buyer.


Sale of property to out of state developer

Assisted our client in the sale of over 100 acres of property to a large, out of state developer. Our team handled all real estate aspects including, lot splits, lot consolidation, leasebacks, contract negotiations and amendments, Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) issues and navigation of local government requirements.  


Sale and acquisition of new headquarters

Assisted a local developer with the sale and partial leaseback of their previous headquarters and the acquisition of new headquarters. Our team handled all real estate aspects including the sale of lots and navigation of local government requirements. Additionally, our public finance team assisted the client with tax incrementing finance (TIF) issues.


Sale of property for public library

Assisted a public library in the sale of a 1.25 acre apartment complex to a local developer for $1.46 million. Bricker’s team handled not only the sale of the property but also assisted the client in resolving issues that arose during the sale such as PACE financing and various pre-closing requirements imposed by the local government on the buyer.


Acquisition and demolition of derelict property

Represented a hospital system in acquiring various properties as part of its campus expansion project. Our firm assisted the client in acquiring a portion of derelict land from the seller and prepared an agreement for the demolition of a building located on both the client and seller’s property. Our team handled all real estate aspects of this matter, including negotiation and preparation of a purchase and sale agreement, preparation of access and indemnification contracts, a temporary reciprocal construction easement and demolition agreements. We also assisted the client with removal of a utility easement from the property.


School district expansion

Bricker assisted a local school district in the acquisition of over 104 acres of property. Our team negotiated and drafted the purchase agreements for the land from two sellers, obtained a lot split, drafted right of way easements, a sanitary sewer easement and an easement for ingress, egress, and public and private utilities. The acquisition of this property allowed the school district to build a new high school, build an additional elementary school and add upgrades to current buildings.


Chambers USA includes Bricker practices, attorneys in 2020 rankings

For 2020, Chambers USA included 8 Bricker & Eckler practices in its annual ranking of law firms and attorneys. Additionally, Chambers recognized the 24 attorneys for their legal skills, professional conduct and client service.

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LIHTC project involving historic tax credits

Represented a national bank in connection with a construction loan for a nine-percent low-income housing tax credit transaction for an affordable housing project located in Dayton, Ohio. The project involved historic tax credits, a port authority lease structure, a complicated condominium structure, tax credit equity and additional governmental financing.


Out of state sale of property

Assisted a local private university in the sale of property in Georgia.