Alan B. Schaeffer, Real Estate Law


J.D., The Ohio State University Law School, 1973

B.A., Hillsdale College, 1968

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1974

Awards & Recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV  – Top Rating

Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007 – 2020

Best Lawyers in America, 2008 – 2020


Alan is a Real Estate Development 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.
In the area of Real Estate Development, Alan is typically involved in all facets of a project, from land acquisition and zoning to 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 has represented a number of municipalities during his career.  The public sector exposure has been a great compliment to his real estate practice.
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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    Who’s Who in Real Estate?

    Congratulations to both David Montgomery & Alan Schaeffer for being listed as the Dayton Business Journals (DBJ) Who’s Who in Real Estate once again. This recognition is compiled by the DBJ editorial board and includes honorees from seven industries that play a role in the...

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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 Parks

American Planning Association

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