Eidnier, Robert J.

Robert J. Eidnier

Partner

Bob Eidnier focuses his practice on tax issues relating to public finance and tax credit structures. His experience includes representing clients before both the Appeals Office and the National Office of the IRS. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 and as an Ohio Super Lawyer each year since 2004. In 2008 Bob was elected as a fellow into the American College of Bond Counsel.

Bob has extensive experience in structuring the tax aspects of state and local bond issues. This experience includes governmental use bonds and tax-exempt private activity bonds. He has particular experience in airport financings involving both governmental use and exempt facility airport bonds. His work also includes substantial involvement in a wide variety of qualified 501(c)(3) financings, including for health care, higher education and cultural institutions. Bob has special expertise in complex arbitrage matters, particularly those arising in innovative refunding transactions. His experience includes in-depth analysis of all forms of financial derivatives including swaps and similar financial products.

Bob has extensive experience in a variety of forms of public-private partnerships including stadium financings. Financings to which he has devoted substantial time include those for the Arizona Cardinals Football Stadium, Cleveland Browns Football Stadium and the District of Columbia Baseball Stadium. The bonds issued to finance these and other public-private partnership facilities involve complex allocations of multiple sources of funding including, in addition to bond proceeds, private contributions and issuer equity, as well as various forms of tax and non-tax revenues.

Bob also has substantial experience in the formation of complex structures involving corporations, partnerships and exempt organizations in the utilization of New Markets Tax Credits.

Bob is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL). He is a frequent speaker at the NABL Bond Attorneys’ Workshop, and serves as panel chair and member of its Steering Committee. He has also been a frequent speaker at the Cleveland Tax Institute, of which he served as chair in 2002. Bob has also served as the chair and spoken at the NABL Fundamentals Seminar, and has been a member of the faculty of the NABL Tax Seminar. He has served as the editor in chief of Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds, published jointly by NABL and Lexis. Bob is registered as a certified public accountant in Ohio.

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Education

  • University of Virginia, J.D., Order of the Coif,  Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review, 1982
  • University of Virginia, M.S., 1982
  • Miami University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1979

Admissions

  • Ohio, 1982
  • Named a 2014 Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, a distinction honoring the top 5% of lawyers in the state
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, an honor based on an exhaustive peer-review process

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