Bill Conard is a partner in Bricker Graydon's Public Finance group and practices in the areas of municipal finance, federal taxation and securities law. He regularly serves as bond counsel and underwriters' counsel in connection with bond issues for the State of Ohio and its agencies, as bond counsel on all types of municipal bond issues, and as underwriter or placement agent's counsel for all types of public finance transactions. Bill also often participates in higher education transactions for both public and private institutions.

Bill  advises several Ohio municipalities regarding economic development programs and serves as tax counsel and underwriter's counsel on a variety of secondary offering and derivative products. In addition, he has served in several capacities in connection with various public and private partnership transactions. Bill is the author of Local Government Law - County, a Baldwin's Ohio Practice publication.  

Bill is a frequent panelist at the Bond Attorneys' Workshop sponsored by the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL). Bill has also served on the faculty for NABL's Fundamentals of Bond Law seminar.

For additional ways to contact Bill Conard, you can reach his assistant Lora Leuzinger at 614.227.4912 or by email.


The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1983)

Otterbein College (now Otterbein University) (B.A., with honors, 1980)


Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law), 2005–2023

Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Government Finance; Tax: Business; State, Local & Municipal; Securities & Corporate Finance), 2013, 2016–2020, 2023

Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel

Professional Activities

Member, American College of Bond Counsel

Former national president, Otterbein College Alumni Association

Treasurer, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers


$404,790,000 JobsOhio Beverage System Statewide Senior Lien Liquor Profits Tax-Exempt Revenue Bonds, Series 2013A and $1,105,895,000 JobsOhio Beverage System Statewide Senior Lien Liquor Profits Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2013B (Underwriter's Counsel)

$500,000,000 The Ohio State University General Receipts Bonds Series 2011A (Century Bonds)

$150,000,000 Ohio Public Facilities Commission Infrastructure Improvement General Obligation Bonds, Series 2014A



Presentations & Publications

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William T. Conard II

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    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291
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