Bricker Graydon Earns #1 Spot in Ohio Public Finance Rankings

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Bricker Graydon is pleased to announce the achievement of being named the #1 ranked firm in Ohio for publicly-offered municipal bonds issued during the first half of 2023. The recognition, published in The Bond Buyer, underscores Bricker Graydon's leadership as public finance counsel and its legacy of excellence in serving clients in Ohio for many decades.

"We are thrilled, but not necessarily surprised, to be recognized as the leading bond counsel firm in Ohio," said Jim Flynn, Managing Partner at Bricker Graydon. "Our long-standing commitment to helping our communities finance and fund their operations through our service to Ohio governments, including the State itself, along with counties, cities, townships, school districts, public and private universities and colleges, and special development entities, is what we do and what we have done for over 30 years.  Our #1 ranking is a tremendous validation to our exceptional team and their depth. This team is the best in the business."

With a dedicated team of 24 public finance attorneys and 5 non-attorney professionals, Bricker Graydon is the largest such group in Ohio. The firm's reputation is built on proficiency in providing national-caliber bond counsel opinions, a distinction celebrated by Ohio local governments and the bond underwriting community.

Bricker Graydon's team is well-known for pioneering innovative financing structures and possessing a deep understanding of bond law. The Public Finance Group has successfully navigated the most complex public finance projects in Ohio, and has deep experience with complex economic development projects.

"We are honored to be recognized as the #1 bond counsel firm in Ohio,” said J. Caleb Bell, Chair of the Public Finance Group at Bricker Graydon. “There’s no doubt that Ohio’s bright future is in front of us all, and our goal as bond counsel is to relentlessly pursue any and all available funding solutions for Ohio governments. Our broad-based team has deep experience in a wide variety of areas like traditional bond issues, economic development finance, energy efficiency and renewable energy financing, single-family and multi-family housing, sports facility financing, incentive representation, incentive compliance work, and other unique areas. Our team makes projects happen." 

The firm has served as bond counsel for more than 1,000 public and private entities for billions of dollars of investment in Ohio and beyond. Public finance attorneys at Bricker Graydon include many members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, a member of the American College of Bond Counsel, and a member of the Counsellors of Real Estate. The firm’s partners average over 20 years of experience, ensuring clients receive the highest level of expertise and counsel.

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