Best Lawyers 2022 recognizes 66 Bricker & Eckler attorneys
A total of 66 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.More Aug 19, 2021
Bricker attorneys listed by Super Lawyers for 2021
The 2021 Super Lawyers list of outstanding lawyers includes 28 Bricker attorneys, representing five of the firm’s office locations and 15 areas of practice.More Dec 8, 2020
Best Lawyers 2021 recognizes 74 Bricker & Eckler attorneys
A total of 74 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.More Aug 20, 2020
Long-term care certificate of occupancy issue
On behalf of a large long-term care client, kept a multi-phased renovation project involving long-term care and assisted living beds on schedule, solving a complex certificate of occupancy issue for an older nursing home facility.
Negotiation of a $1 billion electricity supply contract
The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) is the largest public retail energy aggregation in Ohio, serving about 900,000 electric and gas customers across 14 counties. NOPEC’s electric supplier abruptly notified NOPEC that it was terminating its contract, thus leaving NOPEC’s nearly half-million electric customers to return to utility service at higher rates. Bricker attorneys sprang into action to prevent NOPEC's customers from paying these increased rates. The team negotiated a new complex electricity supply contract with NOPEC's replacement supplier (worth approximately $1 billion); and, within 10 days, our client had signed a new three-year contract. With our assistance, NOPEC obtained two waivers from the PUCO to meet the expedited enrollment timeline. Meanwhile, within two weeks, our litigation team settled a TRO and injunction case involving the original supplier, which resulted in a multi-million-dollar settlement payment to NOPEC. In addition, our energy litigation team dissolved an ex parte TRO issued against NOPEC to a competitor regarding the NOPEC customer enrollment process. We also obtained a complete dismissal of the competitor’s lawsuit on the basis that the PUCO had exclusive jurisdiction over the matter.
Water infiltration issues
Retained by a city to help identify the cause of the water infiltration issues over the natatorium area of its recreation center. Destructive testing was scheduled, and based upon the forensic report prepared by a consultant, it was determined that sections of the roof needed to be replaced. We prepared contract documents and assisted the city with the bid process for a contractor to perform the remedial work and are working with the city to schedule mediation with the design professional and original contractors.
Bricker & Eckler is a leader in property assessed clean energy (PACE) Financing and its implementation in Ohio. PACE laws allows property owners to borrow money through governmental loans or bonds to pay for energy improvements to their properties. The resource center explains energy SIDs and PACE financing and demonstrates how these tools can help local governments, industries, businesses or homeowners how to achieve their green energy goals.