Economic Development

Our attorneys have a wealth of experience working with clients on economic development project financings. We represent government and municipal authorities on projects ranging from office complexes to sports venues. We work with clients to determine a viable financing structure to suit their needs, employing our deep bench of both public finance and tax attorneys to examine the project from all angles. We have worked with a wide variety of programs, including tax-exempt, taxable and tax increment financing, and we’re confident we can build a strategy that paves the way for successful economic development.

Our economic development experience is wide-ranging, including serving as bond counsel to the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority in Columbus and for the issuance of approximately $160 million in bonds to finance the construction of a new hotel adjacent to the convention center. Our attorneys also worked on the financings for new stadiums for the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Additionally, we have assisted the State of Illinois with a number of economic development projects, including working closely with the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority and the Illinois Development Finance Authority.