Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014, an honor based on an exhaustive peer-review process.
Received the highest ranking for legal ability and professional ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
Gregory W. Stype
Gregory Stype, partner in the Columbus, Ohio office of Squire Sanders, 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.
Greg is a member of both the Council for Urban Economic Development and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America
since 2006 and Ohio Super Lawyers,
and he is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.
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.
Studium und Ausbildung
The Ohio State University, J.D., executive editor, The Ohio State Law Journal, 1982The College of Wooster, B.A., 1977