Public Sector/Local Government

The Public Sector Law team at Pickrel Schaeffer and Ebeling represents Local Government agencies including numerous municipalities, townships, school districts and other public entities.  They guide each of them through the often turbulent matters unique to public sector clients.


Members of this team serve as Law Director for the City of Huber Heights, City of Springboro and City of Vandalia.  We also serve as Special Counsel to many other governmental entities.  Our vast experience comes from being on the forefront of some of the areas largest and most complex developments including The Greene in Beavercreek, Miller Road in Vandalia,  Austin Landing/I-75, and many more.  Having a basic knowledge of engineering, architectural and traffic issues is important. Having a detailed knowledge of title, environmental and financing issues, and of the zoning code/subdivision code is critical. Of even greater importance, is knowing the administrative process and the local political environment to be able to provide efficient, cost-effective and successful representation.


We work with you to understand your goals and help you achieve them.  Even though  the individual attorneys at PS&E focus in specific areas of law, we work together as a team to give you the combined strength and knowledge of over twenty attorneys.


  • Public financing – TID’s, TIF’s, SAD’s, JEDD’s, CEDA’s, etc.
  • Annexation
  • Competitive bidding
  • Code enforcement
  • Land use, development, planning, zoning
  • Labor negotiations, personnel issues
  • Litigation
  • Tax collection, revenue generation
  • Ethics
  • Records retention
  • Contract review and negotiation
  • Administrative hearings
  • Public Records/Open meeings
  • Contract review and neotiation

Practice Group

  • Alan B. Schaeffer
    Real Estate, Public Sector
  • Gerald L. McDonald
    Public Entity and Municipal Law
  • David H. Montgomery
    Real Estate & Land Use

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