Stephen Intihar

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.

"Steve Intihar possesses "the rare combination of expert knowledge of real estate combined with practical, real-world solutions and risk management."

Bricker client as quoted in Chambers USA, 2017

"He is great to work with and is a great advocate for his clients. He is also very proactive in problem-solving during negotiations."

Bricker client as quoted in Chambers USA, 2019


  • International manufacturer 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.

  • Mixed-use project financing

    Represented a lender in connection with a $40 million secured revolving line of credit together with a $10 million accordion feature (non-committed) for a real estate investment company. 

  • National hotel financing

    Represented a national bank in connection with $27+ million financing of a national hotel.

  • Retail shopping center redevelopment

    Represented a national bank in connection with $17.5+ million refinancing of existing debt and financing for the redevelopment of a retail shopping center.

  • Outparcel portfolio financing

    Represented a national bank in connection with $25+ million financing of a portfolio of outparcels.

  • $860 million Oregon Clean Energy Center

    Successfully assisted Oregon Clean Energy LLC in the acquisition of a certificate from the Ohio Power Siting Board in May 2013 to begin construction on the 799-megawatt Oregon Clean Energy Center, a natural gas-fired combined-cycle generating facility located in Oregon, Ohio. Our firm continues to provide significant tax, real estate and construction counsel on the project. Additionally, we are representing the project before the OPSB to amend its certificate to reflect changes in facility design.

  • Multifamily project financing

    Represented a national bank in connection with $30+ million financing of a multifamily project.

  • Revolving line of credit loan

    Represented a national bank in connection with $50 million revolving line of credit loan for new development, acquisition, redevelopment and working capital purposes.

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), 2006–2020
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Real Estate with a Band 3 ranking, 2009–2012, 2018–2019; Band 2 ranking, 2013–2017; Band 4 ranking 2008
  • 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)
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