Price Finley has been practicing law at Bricker Graydon since 1990 with a focus on public finance. Price has experience in all areas of public finance, including local government, economic development finance, and other structured and project financings. He has substantial experience in the use of various economic development tools, including frequent use of tax increment finance (TIF). Price has also created and served as counsel for Ohio’s new community authority financings (also known as community development authorities or CDA). In addition, Price’s practice includes assisting local governments and developers in negotiating and documenting development agreements for infrastructure finance and tax incentive arrangements, including community reinvestment areas (CRA), enterprise zones (EZ), and job creation tax credits (JCTC). Price has also created joint economic development districts and zones (JEDD), special improvement districts (SIDs), and he has represented port authorities across Ohio.


The Ohio State University, J.D. (1990)

The Ohio State University M.B.A., emphasis in Finance, (1989)

Capital University B.A., magna cum laude (1986)


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America - Public Finance Law (2016–2023)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Development Finance Agencies (2023)
  • Upper Arlington Rotary, Service Above Self, Award (2016–2017)
  • The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service (2016–2017)
  • Council of Development Finance Agencies Ohio Financing Roundtable Excellence Award: Leadership (2014)
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Activities

  • Member, Council of Development Finance Agencies (Board of Directors and Executive Committee)
  • Chair, Council of Development Finance Agencies Ohio Financing Roundtable
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, Ohio Economic Development Association
  • District Governor, Rotary District 6690 (2022-2023)
  • Member, The Rotary Club of Upper Arlington (Club President 2013-14)
  • Chair, District Rotary Foundation Committee, District 6690 (2016-2020)
  • Member, First Community Church




Presentations & Publications

Additional Items

  • Speaker, "Targeted Tools – TIF and Special Assessments," Council of Development Finance Agencies Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course – National Development Finance Summit in Philadelphia, PA (November 2023)
  • Speaker, “Making the Incentive Decision: Return on Investment,” Economic Development Finance and Incentives Course - Ohio Economic Development Institute, Dublin, Ohio (November 2023)
  • Speaker, “Infrastructure Financing: Tax Increment Financing (TIF),” Ohio Economic Development Association, Columbus, Ohio (September 2023)
  • Speaker, “ROI and Gap Analysis for Economic Development,” Ohio Economic Development Institute, Columbus, Ohio (March 2021)
  • Speaker, "Redevelopment Projects Challenged Through COVID-19 and How They Have Survived," Council of Development Finance Agencies Virtual National Summit (November 2020)
  • Speaker, "New Community Authorities," Council of Development Finance Agencies and Ohio Council of Port Authorities (July 2020)
  • Speaker, "Tax Increment Financing, JEDDs, and Other Economic Development Tools in Ohio," Ohio Economic Development Institute - Economic Development Finance and Incentives Course (May 2020)
  • Speaker, "TIF Financing Variations," Council of Development Finance Agencies Intro Tax Increment Finance Course (May 2020)
  • Speaker, "Dos and Don’ts for Municipalities Using CARES Act Funds," Ohio Municipal League / Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association Webinar (June 2020)
  • Speaker, "Economic Development Incentives," County Commissioners Association of Ohio Webinar (February 2020)
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Price D. Finley

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • State of Tennessee (2007)
  • State of Ohio (1990)
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