Public Law and Finance

Calfee is one of Ohio’s most prominent law firms in the area of Public Law and Finance. The firm built its reputation in this area by consistently demonstrating three qualities: knowledge, creativity and a strong determination to achieve our clients’ goals. Several of our attorneys have served as public officials in city, county and state government. This provides our governmental clients with extraordinary experience in state and federal law, a depth of direct experience in the workings of government, and a keen understanding of the economic constraints on all levels of state and local governments.

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Public Law

The depth and breadth of the firm’s public law experience reflects the range of legal problems that public bodies encounter. From drafting basic local income tax and investment policy ordinances, to sophisticated bid and construction contract documents for a wide variety of public projects, Calfee attorneys provide legal assistance and counseling to Ohio government officials at every level.

Public Finance

Our public finance background covers the entire range of governmental borrowings, from routine general obligation bonds and notes of local cities and villages, to projects as complex and unique as the expansion of Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and the State of Ohio Supplemental Student Loan Program. Our lawyers serve as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, special tax counsel, and counsel for a wide variety of public finance transactions in Ohio and Kentucky.

Bond Counsel Engagements

  • Cleveland
  • Treasurer of State of Ohio
  • Ohio Department of Development
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Cuyahoga County, Ohio
  • Lake County, Ohio
  • Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority

Issuer’s Counsel

  • Ohio Building Authority
  • Ohio Water Development Authority

Underwriters’ Counsel

  • Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • University of Akron
  • Treasurer of State of Ohio
  • Ohio Water Development Authority
  • Cleveland Public Power

Special Tax Counsel

  • Marion County, West Virginia
  • Warren County, Kentucky
  • Cuyahoga County, Ohio