Steve Intihar has a practice emphasizing commercial real estate law, including representation of financial institutions in connection with construction loans, permanent loans, letter of credit facilities, loan restructuring and loan participations, and syndications. He also provides representation in connection with acquisitions and sales of office, industrial, retail and multi-family projects, and in negotiating and drafting of leases on behalf of commercial landlords and tenants, and other general real estate matters.
"He gets things done, no matter how convoluted the transaction is."
"He is great to work with and is a great advocate for his clients. He is also very proactive in problem-solving during negotiations."
"He is always willing to show me the risks and advise me on whether they are worth worrying about - it is like having a business partner who specializes in law."
First greenfield project in the United States
Represented an international paper products manufacturer in connection with the establishment of the first greenfield project in the United States. This Project involved the creation of a public-private partnership to finance the necessary infrastructure, including a 12-mile gas line. The Bricker team included construction, environmental, public finance and real estate attorneys.
Construction financing for a student housing project
Represented an agent bank in connection with $49+ million construction financing for a student housing project located on a brownfield redevelopment site located in Lansing, Michigan.
Large scale solar energy facility
Represented a construction lender as Ohio counsel on a large scale solar energy facility in Brown County, Ohio.
$50+ million shopping center financing
Represented an agent bank in $50+ million syndicated interim financing for a 600,000 square foot regional shopping center in Papillion, Nebraska.
$35+ million construction financing of mixed-use development project
Represented an agent bank in a $35+ million syndicated construction loan facility for a mixed-use development located in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
$60+ million mixed-use development financing
Represented an agent bank in a $60+ million syndicated interim loan facility for a mixed-use development project located in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.
$100+ million mixed-use development project
Represented a regional multi-family developer in the acquisition, development and financing of a $100+ million mixed-use development in Charleston, South Carolina.
International manufacturing facility in central Ohio
Retained by an Italian-based company to provide all legal services in the construction and development of a 1.4 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in central Ohio. One of the main aspects of the site selection involved the environmental conditions of the site and environmental permitting issues in the project’s development. In this engagement, the firm assisted with various real estate, environmental and tax matters, including the negotiation of a variety of easements. The PUCO has approved energy efficiency rebates for the company’s combined heat and power systems which will result in significant cost savings and operational benefits.
$29 million construction financing of mixed-use development
Represented a lender in connection with $29 million construction financing of 132 apartments plus 6,587 square feet of retail and office space, including 253 parking spaces with structured parking in the new building. The debt transaction was syndicated and included mezzanine financing and a ground lease.
$51 million mixed-use development financing
Represented a lender in connection with a $51 million loan involving a credit facility for the acquisition of a pool of retail properties located in Ohio and Indiana.
Presentations & Published Works
- Speaker, "Developing Property for Economic Growth," Bricker & Eckler Webinar, September 9, 2020
Bar Admissions & Activities
- Member, Columbus Bar Association
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Law Section Council and Legislative Review Committee
Awards & Recognition
- Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), 2006–2023
- Recognized, ChambersUSA, Real Estate with a Band 3 ranking, 2009–2012, 2018–2022; Band 2 ranking, 2013–2017; Band 4 ranking 2008
- Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), 2021
- Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Real Estate: Business), 2008–2014
- Rated, BV Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell
- The Ohio State University (J.D., 1993); Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Ohio State University Law Journal
- Brown University (Sc.B., 1988)
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.More Apr 23, 2020
Bricker & Eckler attorneys earn Best Lawyers 2017 recognition
A total of 66 attorneys from Bricker & Eckler LLP, representing 47.5 percent of the firm’s lawyers, were chosen by their peers for recognition in this year’s edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).More Aug 15, 2016