Allison Binkley focuses her practice on serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and purchaser’s counsel on general obligation financings, tax increment financings, utility revenue financings and special obligation financings. Her client base includes the State of Ohio, counties, municipalities, townships, port authorities, school districts, state universities, trustees, letter of credit banks, investment banking firms and financial institutions. Allison has also served as bond counsel on 501(c)(3) and health care conduit financings.

Allison has been recognized as a 2024 Best Lawyers in America for Public Finance Law and an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2012-2017. Allison is a member of the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association, for which she served as a trustee for two terms and currently serves on the education committee. Allison also serves on the board of Women in Public Finance – Ohio Chapter. She is also a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Allison also frequently presents at public finance conferences including the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association and the Ohio Treasurer of State’s Center for Public Investment Management.

In her spare time, Allison serves as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she teaches a transactional practice course.

Prior to beginning her legal career, Allison served as an economist for the Ohio Legislative Service Commission. In that position, she staffed the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee for which she drafted amendments to and coordinated the State of Ohio’s biennial operating and capital budget bills.

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  • Serves as bond counsel to counties, municipalities, townships, port authorities and school districts in Ohio in the authorization and issuance of municipal securities.
  • Serves as bond counsel on revenue financings for municipal water and sewer systems.
  • Serves as counsel to banks and financial institutions for the purchase of municipal securities.
  • Serves as counsel to investment banks in the underwriting of municipal securities.
  • Served as underwriter’s counsel for a major convention center hotel financing.
  • Serves as issuer counsel and disclosure counsel in financings by the state of Ohio.


  • The Ohio State University, J.D., editor-in-chief, Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, 2007
  • The Ohio State University, M.A., 2000
  • Grove City College, B.A., cum laude, 1999


  • Ohio, 2007

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