Alan B. Schaeffer

Areas of Focus

  • Real Estate
  • Land Use Planning
  • Zoning
  • Construction Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Environmental Law


The Ohio State University, J.D.

Hillsdale College B.A.

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1974


Alan has been with Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling for over 40 years, working in the firm’s Real Estate and Business Department.   Alan represents buyers, sellers, owners, engineers, architects, contractors, and appraisers.


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, construction, leasing, financing, through end use or sale.   He is very familiar with environmental, land use, engineering, construction regulatory and public and private finance issues.  Alan has most recently been involved with several of the areas largest 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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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 Parks
  • American Planning Association
  • Former Board Member of Ohio Bar Title Insurance Co.
  • Culture Works. Board Member. Culture Works is the umbrella entity to Dayton Arts Community
  • WDPR Public Radio, Past Board Member/Executive Committee

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