Tyler J. Compton

Tyler Compton is an attorney in Bricker & Eckler’s Public Finance Group and has a practice focused on economic development projects, including commercial and residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE and R-PACE) financing. He has experience with state and local tax, including sales and use tax, Commercial Activity Tax and construction contract issues.

Ty is a 2018 graduate of The Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. While at OSU, he served as business editor of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution and as vice president of the school’s Sport and Entertainment Law Association.

Ty earned his B.A. magna cum laude in Sports Management from Otterbein, where he was captain of the varsity football team and played on the varsity baseball team, in addition to earning Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-American honors during his college career. For five years, Ty was co-owner of CompTwins Enterprises in Granville, working with local banks to maintain foreclosed homes for resale. During his previous summers, he worked for First Federal Savings and Loan in Newark and also as a law clerk for Brian Miller Co., LPA in Columbus.


  • Honda-LG Energy Solution $3.5 billion battery plant (under construction in Fayette County, Ohio)

    Represented Fayette County, the Jefferson Township - Washington Court House Joint Economic Development District, and the West Central Ohio Port Authority in various aspects of the Honda-LG Energy Solution $3.5 billion battery plant joint venture under construction in northwest Fayette County. This work included negotiation of a development agreement, implementation of tax increment financing, use of a joint economic development district to support the project, and negotiation and documentation of direct incentives including property tax exemptions and sales and use tax exemptions with respect to building materials for the proposed plant.

  • L Brands Beauty Park campus in New Albany, Ohio

    Served as bond counsel to the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority for an approximately $230,000,000 revenue bond issue to fund the costs of construction of a 360,000 square-foot office facility and a 500,000 square-foot distribution facility. Advice included negotiating sales and use tax abatements on building materials and real property tax abatements on real property tax values.

  • $120 million mixed-use development project

    Successfully led the closing of a mixed-use public-private development project in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Served multiple roles in the project’s financing, including as bond counsel to the developer, commercial loan bank representative and legal counsel for PACE financing.

Presentations & Published Works

  • Presenter, "County Land Banks: Overview and Future Directions," County Commissioners Association of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, March 2021
  • Presenter, "Revitalize Blighted Properties with Land Banks," Lorman Live Webinar, November 19, 2020
  • Co-author, "The Tax Angles of Ohio’s COVID-19 Response," Tax Notes State, August 3, 2020
  • Co-author, “Tax Increment Financing—Not Just for Public Use,” Ohio Municipal Service, Thomson Reuters, November/December 2019 (Volume 30, Issue 4)
  • Co-author, "The Expanding Reach of Ohio’s Commercial Activity Tax," State Tax Notes, May 20, 2019

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Graduate, Columbus Bar Association's Barristers Leadership Program, 2021
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2018


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.), 2018
  • Otterbein University (B.A., sports management, magna cum laude), 2015
Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights

Ty assists at Granville High School football games as a member of the chain crew.