Price D. Finley

Price Finley has more than 25 years of experience in all areas of public finance, including local government, economic development finance, port authority financings, and other structured and project financings. He has substantial experience in the use of various economic development tools, including frequent use of tax increment finance (TIF). Price has also created and served as counsel for Ohio’s new community authority financings (also known as community development authorities or CDA). In addition, Price’s practice includes representation of developers and local communities in tax incentive arrangements, including community reinvestment areas (CRA), enterprise zones (EZ), and job creation tax credits (JCTC). Price has also created joint economic development districts and zones (JEDD and JEDZ), special improvement districts (SIDs), and he has represented port authorities across Ohio. He has also assisted with the drafting of development agreements for economic development projects. 

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Council of Development Finance Agencies (Board of Directors and Executive Committee)
  • Chair, CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, Ohio Economic Development Association
  • Member, The Rotary Club of Upper Arlington (Club President 2013-14)
  • Chair, District Rotary Foundation Committee, District 6690, 2016-present
  • Member, First Community Church
  • Member, Steering Committee, The Burkhart Center (Chair 2016-present)

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "TIF and the Project's Capital Stack," CDFA Advanced Tax Increment Finance Course (Tampa, FL), November 2019
  • Speaker, "Capital Planning: A Story of Debt, Uncertainties and the Importance of Fiscal Policies," Ohio GFOA 2019 Conference (Columbus, OH), September 2019
  • Speaker, "Targeted Tools," CDFA Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course (Detroit, MI), August 2019
  • Speaker, "Tax Increment Financing in Ohio," OEDI Economic Development Finance and Incentives (Dublin, OH), June 2019
  • Speaker, "TIF Financing Variations," CDFA Intro Tax Increment Finance Webcourse, March 2019
  • Speaker, "Targeted Tools," CDFA Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course (Pittsburgh, PA), August 2018
  • Speaker, “The Role of Bond Counsel,” Ohio GFOA 2018 Debt Seminar (Dublin, OH), July 2018
  • Speaker, "Tax Increment Financing," Ohio Economic Development Institute Finance and Incentives Course (Dublin, OH), July 2018
  • Speaker, "Is Your Economic Development Toolkit Current and Competitive?," The Columbus Region Economic Development 411 (Columbus, OH), December 2017
  • Presenter, “TIF and Capital Markets,” CDFA National Development Finance Summit (Atlanta, GA), November 2017
  • Speaker, "Economic Development," Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association Municipal Law Institute (Columbus, OH), September 2016
  • Speaker, "Fundamentals of Debt," Ohio GFOA Annual Conference (Cincinnati, OH), September 2015

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law), 2016–2020
  • Upper Arlington Rotary, Service Above Self, Award, 2016–2017
  • The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, 2016–2017
  • CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable Excellence Award: Leadership, 2014
  • Ranked as BV Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell


  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 1990)
  • The Ohio State University (M.B.A., 1989, emphasis in Finance)
  • Capital University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1986)
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