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Emmett is a partner in the Public Finance Practice Group, as well as the Government Services, Commercial Finance and Construction Practice Groups. He has served as bond counsel, structuring counsel, underwriter’s counsel, developer’s counsel and purchaser’s counsel for various taxable and tax-exempt project and revenue bond financings, including private activity bonds (IDB’s), municipal, education, health care, renewable and alternative energy, and traditional general obligation, P.A.C.E, P3, P2 and 501 (c)(3) financings.

Emmett serves as bond counsel and special counsel on economic development financing and incentive projects utilizing tax increment financing, joint enterprise development districts, enterprise zones, energy special improvement districts, and community reinvestment areas.  He also serves as counsel to economic development entities such as community improvement corporations, new community authorities, regional planning commissions, convention facilities authorities, water and sewer districts, and port authorities on general, economic development and special obligation revenue financing matters.  In the traditional general obligation area, he serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and purchaser’s counsel for general obligation, special obligation revenue bond and note financings for municipalities, school districts, counties, townships, port authorities, convention facilities authorities and other public sector entities.

In the area of property assessed clean energy (P.A.C.E.), renewable and alternative energy projects, and on P3 (public-private partnerships) transactions, Emmett has served as legal counsel and as a consultant.  He has worked on P3’s which have included tax increment financing, special assessments, private equity and assets, and governmental services and assets, for land development projects and public works.

Other Info About Emmett


Law School

Capital University Law School, J.D., 1999, magna cum laude
Capital University Law School Law Review, Staff
Order of the Curia
Capital University Law School Student Bar Association, President, 1998-1999

Undergraduate School

Hobart College, B.A., 1993

Bar Memberships

Emmett is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 1999


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Public Finance Law, 2020-2024

Business First Top Forty Under 40, 2006

Capital University Law School, Alumni Outstanding Service Award, 2009

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority (Appointed by Franklin County Board of Commissioners)

Ohio Tax Credit Authority (appointed by Governor), Member

Capital University, Board of Counselors, Past President

Capital University Law School Alumni Board, Member and past President

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Homeport, Board of Directors, Chair

The Buckeye Ranch, Board of Directors

Upper Arlington Youth Lacrosse Association, Board of Directors, Past President

Leadership Columbus Program, 2003 graduate

Government Activities

Ohio Tax Credit Authority (appointed by Governor), Member

Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority (Appointed by Franklin County Board of Commissioners)

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