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Revitalize Blighted Properties With Land Banks

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November 19, 2020
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Tyler Compton  

Tyler Compton

Bricker & Eckler LLP

  • Attorney in Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Public Finance Group
  • Has a practice focused on economic development projects, including commercial and residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE and R-PACE) financing
  • Has experience with state and local tax, including sales and use tax, commercial activity tax, and construction contract issues
  • Was co-owner of CompTwins Enterprises in Granville, working with local banks to maintain foreclosed homes for resale
  • 2018 graduate of The Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law
  • While at OSU, served as business editor of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution and as vice president of the school’s Sport and Entertainment Law Association
  • B.A. degree in sports management, magna cum laude, Otterbein University, in addition to earning Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-American honors during his college career
Gus Frangos  

Gus Frangos

Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation

  • President and general counsel of the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation
  • Areas of legal concentration include land-related issues, constitutional, commercial real estate, zoning, administrative and business transactional law
  • Was the primary drafter of Ohio’s House Bill 294 and S.B. 353 establishing enhanced-capacity county land banks, and expedited administrative tax foreclosure policy
  • Served as an associate attorney at the law firm of Ulmer & Berne from 1982 to 1986 concentrating in business law and litigation
  • Served as the 13th Ward Cleveland City Councilman
  • Was appointed as a Magistrate Judge in the Cleveland Municipal Court where he served with distinction
  • Was retained by the Cuyahoga County Treasurer to craft legislation to help expedite the tax foreclosure process, specifically on vacant and abandoned properties
  • Was the primary drafter of the recently passed S.B. 353 which established the first of its kind “Land Reutilization Corporation;" H.B. 293 provides real estate tax assistance to seniors through a link deposit program; H.B. 294 authorized expedited administrative tax foreclosures of abandoned land through the County Boards of Revision; and S.B. 353 enables the establishment of County Land Reutilization Corporations with enhanced capabilities for the reclamation of distressed properties
  • Graduated with honors from Cleveland Marshall College of Law
Jeffry Harris  

Jeffry Harris

Bricker & Eckler LLP

  • Economic development attorney with leading Midwest law firm based in Columbus, Ohio serving national client base
  • More than 20 years’ experience as economic development practitioner in leadership roles at state, county, and municipal levels
  • Former land bank general counsel (Knox County, Ohio)
  • Former Knox County (Ohio) Special Prosecutor, Board of Revision Tax Foreclosures
  • Former Chief Financial Officer, Ohio Department of Development
  • Development Finance Certified Professional (Council of Development Finance Professionals)
  • J.D. degree and M.P.A. degree, The Ohio State University


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