IRS Releases Guidance on Elective PaymentsMore
Bill Mason returns to Bricker & Eckler
William D. (Bill) Mason, former Cuyahoga County Chief of Staff and Prosecuting Attorney, has accepted a position in Bricker & Eckler’s Cleveland office, where he served as partner-in-charge before being appointed Chief of Staff for Cuyahoga County in 2019.More Jan 31, 2023
Long-term care certificate of occupancy issue
On behalf of a large long-term care client, kept a multi-phased renovation project involving long-term care and assisted living beds on schedule, solving a complex certificate of occupancy issue for an older nursing home facility.
Higher education attorney Rachel King joins Bricker’s Cleveland off...
New to the firm’s Cleveland office, Rachel King has joined Bricker & Eckler LLP’s education law practice.More May 8, 2018
Cleveland-area solar farm development
Represented Cuyahoga County in closing a $10 million financing transaction for the development of a solar farm on former landfill property near Cleveland. The solar farm covers 17 acres and consists of over 35,000 panels – the largest in the state. Likewise, the firm negotiated several related agreements, including a 30-year power purchase agreement. The project was completed in summer 2018 and was named Solar Builder’s “2018 Gold Project of the Year.”
Bricker’s Cleveland office names Bill Mason partner in charge
Bill Mason, former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor who joined Bricker & Eckler’s partnership in 2012, has been promoted to Partner-In-Charge of the firm’s Cleveland office. After leading the office for 10 years, Glenn Krassen is passing the reins to Bill to focus full time on his busy energy law practice.More Apr 10, 2017
Negotiation of a $1 billion electricity supply contract
The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) is the largest public retail energy aggregation in Ohio, serving about 900,000 electric and gas customers across 14 counties. NOPEC’s electric supplier abruptly notified NOPEC that it was terminating its contract, thus leaving NOPEC’s nearly half-million electric customers to return to utility service at higher rates. Bricker attorneys sprang into action to prevent NOPEC's customers from paying these increased rates. The team negotiated a new complex electricity supply contract with NOPEC's replacement supplier (worth approximately $1 billion); and, within 10 days, our client had signed a new three-year contract. With our assistance, NOPEC obtained two waivers from the PUCO to meet the expedited enrollment timeline. Meanwhile, within two weeks, our litigation team settled a TRO and injunction case involving the original supplier, which resulted in a multi-million-dollar settlement payment to NOPEC. In addition, our energy litigation team dissolved an ex parte TRO issued against NOPEC to a competitor regarding the NOPEC customer enrollment process. We also obtained a complete dismissal of the competitor’s lawsuit on the basis that the PUCO had exclusive jurisdiction over the matter.
Ohio Courts of Appeals affirm authority to conduct land surveys for natural gas pipeline projectMore
Cleveland area historical society features presidential campaigns
Bricker & Eckler LLP has partnered with the Bedford Historical Society for a new exhibit that features campaign memorabilia of presidential campaigns with ties to Ohio.More Jul 18, 2016
Class action litigation
Served as Special Master, overseeing the administration of an $850 million class action lawsuit.
$420 million settlement deadline approaching for eligible Ohio empl...
Some Ohio companies could be barred from receiving workers’ compensation settlement fundsMore Oct 16, 2014
Bricker & Eckler Partner Bill Mason Wins 2012 Prosecuting Attorney ...
Bricker & Eckler Partner Bill Mason commended for his tenure as Cuyahoga County Prosecutor by the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association.More Dec 10, 2012