Vorys took the lead on the economic incentive negotiations for our new, $500 million, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility without missing a beat. They were ultimately able to help us achieve an agreement that benefited both us and our new community partners, all while providing invaluable, seamless support on multiple facets of the project, including advice related to real estate, energy and sales tax. We were extremely pleased with their work across the board.
A Global Fortune 100 Manufacturing Company Josh R. Senior Counsel
We called upon Vorys when we began a site-selection process for a new corporate headquarters building. The 18-month, multi-million-dollar project included analysis of opportunities in five different communities. The Vorys team was with us every step of the way, and was instrumental in bringing the project to a very successful conclusion.
The Andersons Inc. Daniel Dembowski Tax Manager
We worked with Vorys’ economic development incentives team on our new corporate headquarters project. We appreciate the team’s comprehensive approach to projects. Vorys’ attorneys understood our objectives, which included seeking to remain in the City of Columbus, all other things being equal, and helped us to achieve a result that we believe was good for us and our community.
Big Lots Ronald Robins (Rocky) Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Vorys’ economic development incentives team quarterbacked our multi-state site-selection project that led to our identification of a site in Alabama for a $200 million manufacturing facility. They were invaluable during the project and worked well with our internal team and our local counsel. They truly are team players.
James Hardie Building Products Inc. Joe Blasko General Counsel
Vorys’ economic development incentives team has supported us on several projects throughout the U.S., and I could not be more impressed with its knowledge and client service. When I have a question, I receive the answer promptly and am always confident in their response.
Kroger Rita Williams Director Economic Incentives and Tax Credits
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS
The Vorys economic development incentives team has helped our company develop more than 10 million square feet of industrial space in several industrial parks. At each individual development, the innovative techniques used and great client service provided by Vorys consistently reaffirm we made the right decision in choosing our incentives counsel.
Duke Realty Joe Hawkins Senior Corporate Attorney
It is clear to me that Vorys strives to provide a superb client experience, irrespective of the size of the project. Vorys’ economic development incentives team has helped me to succeed with projects throughout Central Ohio.
Mark F. Taggart Company Mark Taggart Owner
We have used Vorys to secure economic incentives on just about every kind of project: multi-family developments, hotels, offices and distribution centers. In the case of our Columbus hotel project, Le Meridian, The Joseph, Vorys was able to demonstrate its creativity in addressing issues unique to that urban redevelopment project.
The Pizzuti Companies Scott West Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Scott Ziance and the economic development incentives team at Vorys helped us with the Pointe of Polaris development. They did such a great job we were collectively recognized by a local commercial real estate trade association for the creative deal structure.
NP Limited Partnership Franz Geiger Managing Director
We love working with Scott Ziance and his team at Vorys. We have used their expert legal services for several projects. In our work to develop a large corporate park in Etna, Ohio, the Vorys team worked closely with four different political subdivisions to secure the incentives necessary to attract tenants and jobs to the community. We could not be more impressed with their creative solutions.
Prologis Jonathan Rudersdorf Vice President, Market Officer
We have used Vorys’ Economic Development Incentives team in all sorts of situations, including acquiring property encumbered by TIF obligations, advising on complex mixed-use development matters, and advising on real estate tax matters. Vorys understands how incentives impact commercial real estate and regularly provides us with thoughtful counsel that considers all of our objectives.
VanTrust Real Estate LLC Andy Weeks Executive Vice President
Vorys assisted us with the proposal to utilize tax incremental financing to support the significant infrastructure cost associated with the site development for Franciscan Square. Vorys was recommended as one of the leading firms in the state of Ohio providing service in this field. As this was an economic development tool somewhat new to our area, they provided valuable assistance to all parties to the transaction.
Franciscan University of Steubenville David M. Skiviat, Sr. Vice President of Finance and Administration
We were introduced to Vorys while its economic development incentives team represented a Fortune 500 company selecting a new headquarters; Rossford was in contention, but it was not selected. However, we were so impressed with Vorys, we knew we wanted it to represent Rossford in the future. Since then, the Vorys team has helped us with several projects, including our first ever public/private partnership for road construction.
City of Rossford Michael Scott City Administrator
We have been working with the Vorys economic development incentives team for more than 10 years, beginning when they helped us obtain a $1.9 million Ohio Jobs Ready Sites grant and continuing through the development in our community of one of the largest hydroponic greenhouse projects in the U.S. Vorys attorneys’ ingenuity and client service are what makes them stand out, and we are looking forward to what we can accomplish together in the next decade.
Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council Greg Myers Executive Director