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Alan B. Schaeffer

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Phone: 937-223-1130
Fax: 937-223-0339

Secretary: Leona Petho


Alan is a real estate attorney that has been with Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling for over 40 years, working and developing the firm’s Real Estate, Tax and Business Department.  He primarily represents buyers, sellers, owners, developers, city councils and staff, planning commissions, engineers, architects, and appraisers.  Alan is a third generation Schaeffer with the firm.

As a real estate attorney, in the area of real estate development, Alan is typically involved in all facets of a project, from land acquisition and initial zoning review, contract preparation,  through to financing.  He also provides counsel through to property end use or sale.   He is very familiar with environmental law, land use, engineering, and construction regulatory and public and private financial issues.  Alan has most recently been involved with several of the areas largest and well known commercial/retail construction projects.

Alan is also chief legal adviser to the City of Springboro.  In this role, he regularly meets with all city departments, attends all city counsel meetings, and provides legal advice and assistance to the City Council, City Manager, and all departments, divisions, offices, boards, and commissions. With vast experience in municipal law, Alan represents these cities in all civil legal proceedings.

In his spare time, Alan lectures on recent developments in real estate and zoning law and has conducted educational seminars for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors (AGC), Miami Valley Chapter of the Ohio Planning Association (MVOPA), the Ohio Planning Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and CLE Educational Programs.  Alan has also been an adjunct Professor of Real Estate Law at the University of Dayton Law School.

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J.D., The Ohio State University Law School, 1973
B.A., Hillsdale College, 1968

Bar Admissions
Ohio, 1974

Professional & Community Activities
Dayton Bar Association Real Property Section
Ohio State Bar Association, Past Chair Real Property Section
American Bar Association: Forum on Construction Industry, Public Law Section
National Association of Office and Industrial ParksBest Lawyers
American Planning Association
Former Board Member of Ohio Bar Title Insurance Co.
WDPR Board Member
Culture Works Board Member

Awards & RecognitionsABSavvo
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV  – Top Rating
Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007 – 2017
Best Lawyers in America, 2008 – 2017



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