Ohio Senate Committee chefs baking economic development morsels into their version of the state budget billMore
Ants arriving at the picnic: U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals finds merit in federal “takings” claim filed against county land bankMore
Much more than just “drug houses”; State grants to fund commercial building demolition would propel county land banks as key drivers of Ohio’s economic developmentMore
Goal-setting for southeastern Ohio communities' short-term development
Advised five local governments in Ohio’s Appalachian Region in pursuing near-term economic development goals. Provided plan deliverables to each community, with recommended steps to be taken in expanding broadband access, developing “spec” buildings, financing public improvements, and using one-time American Rescue Plan Act funds for critical infrastructure.
Lame duck results in energy-efficiency deductions for public buildings and airport development districtsMore
New “transformational mixed use development” state tax creditsMore
New “transformational mixed use development” state tax creditsJan 15, 2021
Ohio General Assembly considering significant CRA law change during lame duck sessionMore
Ohio General Assembly considering significant CRA law change during lame duck sessionDec 4, 2020
Legal counsel in deploying CARES Act's Coronavirus Relief Fund Payments
Advise regional organizations and political subdivisions in the lawful use of federal Coronavirus Relief Fund Payments, often under rushed deadlines. Provide guidance in local governments’ efforts to distribute desperately needed cash during the COVID-19 public health emergency, dispensing advice as to specific expenditures related to particular needs in the communities.
Legal counsel concerning public records and open meetings under Ohio's Sunshine Law
Advised an economic development organization’s board under the Open Meetings Act, including lawful sharing of information during executive session. Provided legal advice on which records in the organization were public and which could be lawfully withheld from requesters.