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.