Mike Sharb is a partner in the firm’s Cleveland office and serves as the leader of the firm’s nationally recognized Public & Infrastructure Finance Practice. With more than 20 years’ experience, Mike’s practice emphasizes acting as bond and disclosure counsel in public finance transactions for counties, cities, villages, school districts, townships, libraries and other political subdivisions. He also regularly serves as counsel to underwriters and 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, contracting, election, 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, both in person and by webinar, on these and other topics and is a co-author of Thomson Reuters’ Ohio School Law.
Representative clients include the counties of Clark, Guernsey, Hancock, Lucas, Medina and Portage; the cities of Avon Lake, Cleveland Heights, Defiance, Elyria, Hudson, Mentor, Shaker Heights, Stow and Sylvania; the villages of Ada, Archbold, Bratenahl, Chagrin Falls, Moreland Hills, Oakwood, Orange, Reminderville, Waite Hill and Woodmere; Austintown, Boardman, Centerville, Elyria, Euclid, Kent, Lorain, New Albany-Plain, Twinsburg and Youngstown School Districts; Bainbridge, Chester, Sylvania and Twinsburg Townships; and Cuyahoga County Public, Dayton Metro, Medina County District, Toledo-Lucas County District and Wayne County Public Libraries.
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.He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010.