Jacquelin R. Lewis
Jackie Lewis named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2022
Bricker public finance attorney and newly elected partner, Jackie Lewis, was recently named to the Lawyers of Color Hot List for 2022.More Jan 12, 2023
Five attorneys elected Bricker & Eckler partners for 2023
The law firm of Bricker & Eckler LLP recently elected five new partners of the firm: Nick Bass (Columbus), Brodi Conover (Lebanon), Jackie Lewis (Columbus), Casey Rieth (Columbus) and Matt Strayer (Columbus).More Jan 3, 2023
Advise public entities on spending ARPA funds
The firm currently advises approximately three dozen public entity clients across Ohio. We often take calls from around the country based on our regularly published articles detailing whether and how to spend ARPA funds. Our work includes serving as ARPA counsel to one of the nation’s largest municipal recipients of federal stimulus funds and advising several counties that have collectively received hundreds of millions in ARPA funds.
$120 million mixed-use development project
Successfully led the closing of a mixed-use public-private development project in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Served multiple roles in the project’s financing, including as bond counsel to the developer, commercial loan bank representative and legal counsel for PACE financing.
County school financing districts: An old option with new life?More
Bricker Public Finance team assists Columbus on $188 million refund...
The City of Columbus recently went to market with $188 million of general obligation refunding bonds. Proceeds from the sale of the bonds will be used to defease debt previously issued by the City for various municipal purposes. Bricker Public Finance attorneys Price Finley and Jackie Lewis are assisting the City as bond counsel on the refunding that was featured in the Bond Buyer.More Nov 9, 2017
Security of school bonds
Interdisciplinary approach provided timely and critical information to the bond rating agency and investors regarding how oil and gas leases and mineral rights are valued for property tax purposes and the potential impact of a bankruptcy filing on the payment of property taxes for the bonds.
Oil and gas transactional assistance
Provided representation to a bank trustee controlling nearly 4,000 acres of mineral rights in eastern Ohio. Beginning with the negotiation of an above-market-value oil and gas lease, which resulted in an initial payment to the trust of tens of millions of dollars, we provided related legal services, including the completion of title curative work, lease maintenance activities and the negotiation of ancillary agreements.
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
Since ARPA’s enactment and the U.S. Treasury’s publication of first the Interim Rule and then the Final Rule (31 C.F.R. Part 35) and its regularly updated Frequently Asked Questions, we handle client inquiries on a daily basis as to how to deploy these federal funds to address negative impacts of COVID-19, premium pay to essential workers, government services, and infrastructure projects specific to water, sewer, and broadband.
DevelopOhio (Economic Development)
Collaborating with government entities and private developers to build and implement creative strategies that promote investment, create jobs and enhance communities.
Our attorneys partner with clients to create a variety of solutions for Megaprojects in Ohio. We’ve delivered a collaborative and highly responsive team approach for many of the highest-stakes projects across the state.