With Ohio's largest public finance team, we serve as bond counsel to more than 1,000 public sector entities seeking the most economical and efficient ways to finance their capital improvements.

From clients who are contemplating a bond financing for the first time to those who are frequent issuers, we supply comprehensive advice that begins with the preliminary planning stage, continues through the process of committee meetings, board meetings, and council meetings, and culminates after the capital has been secured.

In 2023, Bricker Graydon LLP ranked in the top 10 bond counsels in the Midwest. Our firm's commitment to public finance counsel is underscored by having the largest group of public finance attorneys in Ohio. Our firm is distinguished in The Bond Buyer's Red Book, a key reference for underwriters and bond purchasers seeking national-caliber bond counsel opinions. With decades of experience, we are recognized by Ohio and the underwriting community for the highest level of service.

Our group is known locally and regionally for developing innovative financing structures, and we have actively participated in drafting statutory and constitutional provisions that govern bond finance in Ohio. Our team is known for pioneering financing structures and boasts deep experience in bond law and economic development law. We handle the largest and most complex public finance projects in the region. 

We are experienced with the following:

  • Tax-exempt bond financing
  • Tax and revenue anticipatory notes
  • Taxable and tax-exempt leases
  • Voted and unvoted bond and note issues
  • Structured finance transactions
  • Capital lease financings
  • Private activity bond and private purpose bond financing
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)/energy efficiency financing







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