Justin P. Markey

Shareholder
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6632
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6632 | F 330.376.4577

Overview

Justin focuses his practice on public law and public finance, including serving as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, disclosure counsel, and issuer's counsel for public and private debt issues. He represents municipalities, townships, counties, port authorities, school districts transit authorities, and other public authorities in general counsel capacities. He also practices in the areas of economic development and regional cooperation with extensive experience in economic development incentives, cooperative developmental structures, public/private partnerships, and the creation of special economic development entities.

Experience
  • Represented a port authority, city and county in the coordination of economic incentives and debt issuances in support of the construction of a world headquarters project for a Fortune 500 company
  • Represented numerous port authorities in connection with the issuance of bond fund, capital lease revenue and other special revenue debt issuances
  • Represented a Fortune 1000 corporation in the negotiation and documentation of economic incentives in support of a corporate headquarters project
  • Acting as lead counsel for tax incentives agreements (enterprise zone and community reinvestment area exemptions, Ohio job creation tax credit, tax increment financing agreement and others) resulting in billions in investments and creating thousands of jobs
  • Regularly represents political subdivisions in the issuance of general obligation, income tax revenue, water and sewer revenue and other special revenue debt obligations
  • Negotiated and documented the creation of various regional cooperative agreements, including the creation of port authorities, regional council of governments, joint economic development zones and districts
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The Ohio State University, B.S.B.A., Accounting
  2. The Ohio State University, Master of Accounting
  3. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Economic Development Law (2022) and Municipal Law (2022)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2010 & 2011)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Council of Development Finance Authorities
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
Community Affiliations
  • Leadership Akron – Class 32
  • Board of Directors – American Red Cross of Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties - Previous
  • City of Norton - Law Director
  • City of Norton Income Tax Board of Review - Member
  • Torchbearers – Previous

Insights

  1. Alerts
    School Bus Stop-Arm Camera Laws: Safety Takes a Front Seat as Ohio Kids Head Back to Class (Sep 9, 2021)
    HB 244 Prohibits COVID Vaccination Mandates in Public Schools (Jul 15, 2021)
    The Requirement of In-Person Public Meetings Resumes (Jul 6, 2021)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules that School Employees Must Undergo Training in Order to Carry Firearms on School Grounds (Jun 25, 2021)
    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of High School Student in First Amendment Dispute (Jun 24, 2021)
  2. Presentations
    "Primer in Port Authority Financing of Corporate Development" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2018)
    "Economic Development Incentives in Ohio" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2017)
  3. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Friendship Terrace Apartments Deal Closing, Newsom Tower Nears Completion with Support from Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, Inc. and Roetzel & Andress (May 2, 2017)
    Youngstown Hotel Developer Thanks Port Authority Staff for 'Creative Minds' (Dec 16, 2016)

Overview

Justin focuses his practice on public law and public finance, including serving as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, disclosure counsel, and issuer's counsel for public and private debt issues. He represents municipalities, townships, counties, port authorities, school districts transit authorities, and other public authorities in general counsel capacities. He also practices in the areas of economic development and regional cooperation with extensive experience in economic development incentives, cooperative developmental structures, public/private partnerships, and the creation of special economic development entities.

Experience
  • Represented a port authority, city and county in the coordination of economic incentives and debt issuances in support of the construction of a world headquarters project for a Fortune 500 company
  • Represented numerous port authorities in connection with the issuance of bond fund, capital lease revenue and other special revenue debt issuances
  • Represented a Fortune 1000 corporation in the negotiation and documentation of economic incentives in support of a corporate headquarters project
  • Acting as lead counsel for tax incentives agreements (enterprise zone and community reinvestment area exemptions, Ohio job creation tax credit, tax increment financing agreement and others) resulting in billions in investments and creating thousands of jobs
  • Regularly represents political subdivisions in the issuance of general obligation, income tax revenue, water and sewer revenue and other special revenue debt obligations
  • Negotiated and documented the creation of various regional cooperative agreements, including the creation of port authorities, regional council of governments, joint economic development zones and districts

Education

  1. The Ohio State University, B.S.B.A., Accounting
  2. The Ohio State University, Master of Accounting
  3. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Economic Development Law (2022) and Municipal Law (2022)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2010 & 2011)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Council of Development Finance Authorities
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
Community Affiliations
  • Leadership Akron – Class 32
  • Board of Directors – American Red Cross of Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties - Previous
  • City of Norton - Law Director
  • City of Norton Income Tax Board of Review - Member
  • Torchbearers – Previous

Insights

  1. Alerts
    School Bus Stop-Arm Camera Laws: Safety Takes a Front Seat as Ohio Kids Head Back to Class (Sep 9, 2021)
    HB 244 Prohibits COVID Vaccination Mandates in Public Schools (Jul 15, 2021)
    The Requirement of In-Person Public Meetings Resumes (Jul 6, 2021)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules that School Employees Must Undergo Training in Order to Carry Firearms on School Grounds (Jun 25, 2021)
    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of High School Student in First Amendment Dispute (Jun 24, 2021)
  2. Presentations
    "Primer in Port Authority Financing of Corporate Development" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2018)
    "Economic Development Incentives in Ohio" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2017)
  3. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Friendship Terrace Apartments Deal Closing, Newsom Tower Nears Completion with Support from Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, Inc. and Roetzel & Andress (May 2, 2017)
    Youngstown Hotel Developer Thanks Port Authority Staff for 'Creative Minds' (Dec 16, 2016)