County Land Banks: Overview and Future Directions
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 A.M.
DESCRIPTION: County land banks may serve an important role in addressing the expected real estate impact from the COVID-19 public health emergency. Bricker will review the organizational form - technically "Community Improvement Corporations" under Ohio law – under which county land reutilization corporations operate. This overview will include a summary of changes to county land bank law proposed during the last Ohio General Assembly (and likely to be reintroduced during the 134th General Assembly).
PRESENTERS: JEFFRY HARRIS & TYLER COMPTON
BRICKER & ECKLER, PUBLIC FINANCE GROUP
Jeffry Harris has more than two decades of experience in economic development. He is an attorney in Bricker & Eckler’s public finance team, managing various public finance projects and administrative functions for Tax Increment Financing (TIF), special assessment and new community authority work.
At both the city and state levels, Jeffry has served in various attorney and non-attorney roles. He began his career at the Ohio Department of Development, where he spent 10 years managing economic development grants, tax incentives and abatement programs, as well as ultimately serving as the interim CFO. Jeffry was also the economic development manager and assistant law director for the City of Worthington (Ohio) from 2010 to 2015. Most recently, Jeff worked with a countywide economic development organization, from which he led and directed the county’s and its political subdivisions’ programs and served as legal counsel to the county land bank.
Tyler Compton is an attorney in Bricker & Eckler’s Public Finance Group and has a practice focused on economic development projects, including commercial and residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE and R-PACE) financing. He has experience with state and local tax, including sales and use tax, Commercial Activity Tax and construction contract issues.
Ty is a 2018 graduate of The Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. While at OSU, he served as business editor of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution and as vice president of the school’s Sport and Entertainment Law Association. Ty earned his B.A. magna cum laude in Sports Management from Otterbein University, where he was captain of the varsity football team and played on the varsity baseball team, in addition to earning Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-American honors during his college career. For five years, Ty was co-owner of CompTwins Enterprises in Granville, working with local banks to maintain foreclosed homes for resale.
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