Mike Sharb is a partner in the firm’s Cleveland office and practices in, and is the former practice group leader of, the firm’s nationally recognized Public & Infrastructure Finance Practice Group. With nearly 30 years’ experience, Mike’s practice emphasizes acting as bond and disclosure counsel in public finance transactions for municipalities, school districts, counties, townships, libraries and other political subdivisions. He also regularly serves as counsel to underwriters and banks, and other direct purchasers in such transactions.

    Mike’s practice also includes providing advice and counsel to political subdivisions in a variety of areas such as school law, election, contracting, ethics, sunshine law, special assessment, income tax, intergovernmental cooperation and agreement, municipal charter and other matters. He has significant experience in drafting state legislation on behalf of clients. Mike is a frequent presenter on these and other topics and is a co-author of Thomson Reuters’ Ohio School Law.

    Prior to finding his true calling as a bond lawyer, Mike worked as an accountant, and in 1989, passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.

    Mike is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and National Association of Bond Lawyers, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010.

    Award Mouse thought multimedia interface book medal screen monitor

    Education

    • University of Colorado, J.D., Order of the Coif, production editor, The University of Colorado Law Review, 1993
    • Ohio University, B.B.A., 1988

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 1996

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association
    • Member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers
    • Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, an honor based on an exhaustive peer-review process

    {{insights.date}} {{insights.source}} {{insights.type}}

    • Co-author, Ohio School Law, Thomson Reuters
    • Author, “Quaestor Deus – A Brief History of the Future of the School Business Official,” sbo quarterly, Ohio Association of School Business Officials, September 2019
    • Author (under pseudonym “Mick Sharboloff”), “How to Win the Bored Meeting,” sbo quarterly, Ohio Association of School Business Officials, September 2018
    • Author, “You Say You Want a Substitution…Substitute Levies: A Revolutionary Solution,” sbo quarterly, Ohio Association of School Business Officials, June 2017
    • Author, “Do the Right Things When You’re Electioneering,” sbo quarterly, Ohio Association of School Business Officials, July 2014

    Award Mouse thought multimedia interface book medal screen monitor