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Kristin Eppert

Kristin Eppert is an Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) Certified Paralegal with more than 23 years of legal and real estate-related job experience focusing on lender, borrower and developer representation. Kristin has extensive experience in drafting commercial loan and real estate-related documents, reviewing all property, and project-related due diligence, and in coordinating real estate closings. Kristin has also assisted in many energy-related projects relating to thorough coordination of real estate matters including title, survey, purchase contracts and all closing and finance matters.

Experience

  • 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.

  • 30-day hotel loan deal closing

    Represented a bank in a hotel loan deal in which it was extremely important to the bank's customer, the borrower, to close the deal in less than 30 days. As our team dug into the diligence, it became clear that this deal was significantly more complicated than it was initially described by the borrower. However, despite the tight turnaround and roadblocks, the deal closed on time.

  • Electric generation plant

    Assisted in closing in excess of $500 million of debt and equity financing for the construction of an Ohio-based 800 MW electric generation plant on behalf of an energy company. This transaction involved dozens of parties including lenders, equity investors, land sellers, railroads, gas pipeline companies, governmental entities, a title insurer and others.

  • Construction and operation of an 800 MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant

    Provided comprehensive legal counsel to Clean Energy Future regarding the construction and operation of an 800 MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in northeast Ohio (Lordstown, Mahoning County, Ohio). We successfully represented the client through all phases of the Ohio Power Siting Board, including public hearings, OPSB staff investigations and an adjudicatory hearing, which resulted in the issuance of a certificate from the OPSB. In addition to the regulatory work, the firm served as Ohio counsel responsible for assisting with a closing in excess of $890 million of debt and equity financing for the construction of the project. This transaction involved extensive counsel on real estate, environmental and tax issues, including: real estate due diligence; title curative work; property acquisition and easement negotiations; document preparation; and work with lenders, equity investors, oil and gas companies, and the title insurer on title commitment and title insurance policy matters. Bricker continues to serve as Ohio counsel on the project, providing advice on all state regulatory, environmental and real estate matters.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Past Co-Chair, Paralegal Group, Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Past President, CREW Columbus
  • Current Member, AZCrew

Education

  • Associates degree, The Academy of Court Reporting
  • OSBA Certified Paralegal
A helping hand
A helping hand

Kristin volunteers at the Capital Area Humane Society mentoring new volunteers and helping with special events.