Justin P. Markey


222 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6632
F 330.376.4577
E jmarkey@ralaw.com
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.623.0150
F 216.623.0134

Justin P. Markey


Phone: 330.849.6632
Fax: 330.376.4577
Email: jmarkey@ralaw.com

Mr. Markey 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.

Representative Matters

  • 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


  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2010 & 2011)


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

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


  • "Economic Development Incentives in Ohio" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2017)

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