Max Ungerman is a public finance attorney who works with public sector entities to help them finance a variety of development projects. He is experienced in tax increment financing (TIF), community reinvestment area (CRA) incentives, transformational mixed-use development (TMUD) tax crediting, new community authority (NCA) implementation, project and ground lease incentives, and property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, guiding clients through all proceedings and every stage of these transactions. Additionally, he has also worked with the formation of joint economic development districts (JEDD).

Max has extensive administrative experience supporting municipalities and other public entities with their legal needs. He drafts ordinances and resolutions on behalf of municipalities and works with municipal officials for document execution. He also creates client engagement letters, drafts inducement letters, and incorporates edits into township law books. Some of his additional skills include compiling school district annual reporting disclosures, utilizing school bonds on OMAC and EMMA, filing entity articles of incorporation, drafting and filing DTE Form 24s, conducting legislation legal research, and utilizing county auditor and recorder data.

As a former public sector fellow with Bricker Graydon, Max gained experience within the education, public finance, and construction industries and is well-versed in legal transactions in several areas of public law. His specific experience includes working with local school districts in areas such as property tax proceedings, funding applications, and competitive bidding contracts.

For additional ways to contact Maximalian Ungerman, you can reach his assistant Ashley Tarbet at 614.227.4964 or by email.


Capital University Law School, J.D. (2022); President, Hispanic Law Students Association; President, Christian Legal Society

Westminster College, B.A. in Criminal Justice Studies (2018); Four-Year Letterer - Football Team; Four-Year Letterer - Track and Field Team; President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Recipient, McQuiston Award for outstanding service and commitment to Westminster College; Recipient, Sociology and Criminal Justice Senior Capstone Award for best research


Recipient, Outstanding Young Citizen Award, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2010)

Professional Activities

Member, Ohio State Bar Association (2018–Present)

Christian Legal Society (2018–Present)

Volunteer, State of Pennsylvania Adopt-A-Highway (2000–Present)

Member, American Bar Association (20182022)

Participant, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Mentorship Program (20182022)

Volunteer, Legal Aid Society of Columbus (2021)

Daycare Volunteer, Jubilee Soup Kitchen (20122014)


Presentations & Publications

Additional Items

  • Presenter, "TIF Legal and Procedural Nuts and Bolts," CDFA (June 26, 2024)

Outside The Office

Meet Max - he's an amazing guy who loves exploring the great outdoors, learning new things, and staying active. When he's not working, you can find him in a beautiful park, surrounded by nature, or hiking with his loyal companion and best friend, Franco. Franco was rescued as a puppy in 2017, and now he and Max are inseparable. During Halloween, you'll see Max and his family showing off Franco's "ghost spot," which adds a touch of festive charm to their wonderful bond.

On weekends, Max likes to focus on his physical, mental, and spiritual well-being and spend quality time with his family. He regularly attends Church and believes in both the power of faith and the importance of family. But that's not all - Max is also an adventurous traveler and loves exploring new places. From Buckeye Lake to the Great Smoky Mountains, he's always on the lookout for new discoveries.

Max is also a big sports fan, and as a former collegiate athlete, he knows the intricacies of various sports. Whether he's cheering for his favorite teams in Pittsburgh, or experiencing new venues, Max's passion for sports shines through. He just loves the game!

In essence, Max's hobbies and interests make him a well-rounded and dynamic person. His love for the outdoors, dedication to his family and furry friend, and passion for travel and sports all contribute to his rich character. Max isn't just an attorney - he's a person with a love for life!

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Maximalian C. Ungerman

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • Public Notary, State of Ohio
  • State of Ohio (2022)
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