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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

"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."

Bricker client as quoted in Chambers USA, 2020

Experience

  • 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 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. 

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

  • Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), 2021
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), 2006–2021
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Real Estate with a Band 3 ranking, 2009–2012, 2018–2020; Band 2 ranking, 2013–2017; Band 4 ranking 2008
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Real Estate: Business), 2008–2014
  • Rated, BV Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell

Education

  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 1993); Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Ohio State University Law Journal
  • Brown University (Sc.B., 1988)