Stype, Gregory William

Gregory W. Stype

Partner

Gregory Stype, partner in our Columbus office, is one of the state’s leading public law practitioners. He counsels clients on public-private partnerships in support of residential and commercial development projects, and acts as bond counsel on a wide range of tax-exempt financings.

His experience forging and implementing public-private partnerships covers the full range of economic development incentive and tax increment financing programs and public and private sector client perspectives. In addition to crafting legal proceedings and documents for various financings, Greg combines his experience on behalf of public and private sector clients with his two years on the staff of the Ohio Legislative Service Commission in drafting amendments to Ohio’s tax increment financing statutes and other incentive programs.

His work as bond counsel to a wide array of local and state government entities includes experience with the full range of state and local general obligation revenue and lease-purchase financings for educational, general, governmental and economic development purposes.

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  • During the past two years, he has been legal counsel on more than 50 tax increment financings for more than US$150 million of improvements for various public and private entities including:
    • A tax increment financing structured to provide more than US$30 million of road improvements in connection with a 2,800-acre annexation for residential development.
    • A US$30 million tax increment financing for road improvements in support of a 1,500-plus-acre mixed-use commercial development.
    • A US$24 million tax increment financing for the redevelopment of an industrial property for medical, residential and commercial uses.
    • Having served as general counsel and bond counsel to Ohio’s first fully functioning New Community Authority (an organization formed to provide tax-exempt financing of a high school and other public improvements for a 5,000-plus-acre residential development with major commercial office components), he has since been engaged to create and counsel more than a dozen New Community Authorities encompassing more than 10,000 acres of development and redevelopment projects.
    • Acting as bond counsel on more than US$2 billion of financings in 2004/05 to finance the full array of public and private projects.

Education

  • The Ohio State University, J.D., executive editor, The Ohio State Law Journal, 1982
  • The College of Wooster, B.A., 1977

Admissions

  • Ohio, 1982

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Council for Urban Economic Development
  • Member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell

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