Overview

Jack is a managing associate in Thompson Hine’s Construction practice group, focusing on transactional “front end” representation of public-sector owners, private developers, investors, contractors and design professionals. He advises clients on a variety of construction and real estate development matters, including agreements for construction management, design-build, EPC, design services, acquisitions, leasing and public-private partnerships. He also provides contract drafting and negotiation, project-delivery method evaluation, compliance analysis, and insurance and risk management counseling services.

Jack has a particular interest in affordable housing and public-private partnership (P3) projects, including counseling clients on the intricacies of state and local law impacting project bidding, award and management and overall deal structure.

Jack’s experience includes representing clients from various industries on projects including mixed-use and multifamily residential developments, chemical and industrial plants, distribution warehouses, office buildings and sports stadia.

During law school, Jack served as an extern for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), providing support for federal regulatory initiatives and reviewing project documents for new construction and renovation projects utilizing Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured financing, such as affordable housing, senior living centers and health care facilities.

Experience

A sampling of Jack’s experience includes:

  • Serving as national construction and development counsel for large multi-state affordable and market rate multifamily housing developer on 30 projects commonly using HUD construction financing and LIHTC.
  • Representing owners in connection with development, finance and construction of new $300 million MLS stadium and surrounding mixed-use development.
  • Representing community improvement corporation serving as agency of Ohio municipality in connection with public-private partnership executing the redevelopment of 100+ acre site.
  • Representing investor-owner in approximately $800 million in transactions involving acquisition, disposition, development and construction of office, multifamily, industrial, retail and student housing projects in various locations throughout the United States.
  • Representing owner in development of approximately $60+ million chemical manufacturing facility project, including drafting and negotiating engineering, procurement and construction agreement with major EPC firm.
  • Representing nonprofit affordable housing developer and builder in connection with a variety of multifamily and scattered site housing developments.
  • Serving as construction counsel to affordable housing developer in acquisition and rehabilitation of more than 20 multifamily projects.
  • Representing owner-operator in the review, negotiation and drafting of agreements for procurement of construction services, professional services, materials and equipment for large-scale domestic energy facility.
  • Representing design firm in the review, negotiation and drafting of more than 100 different agreements with owners from a variety of industry sectors.
  • Representing construction manager in the review, negotiation and drafting of construction agreements and related documents for numerous multifamily development with project budgets ranging from approximately $30 million to $70 million.
  • Representing Ohio nonprofit organization in the acquisition of headquarters building through lease-purchase option.
  • Representing Ohio nonprofit organization in the construction of new headquarters and service center.
  • Drafting reciprocal easement agreement for historic retail/office building contemplating air rights splits and varying degrees of shared use common areas.
  • Conducting due diligence reviews of construction contracts and real estate documents in connection with a variety of property and portfolio transactions.
PublicationsPresentations
  • “Impact of Tariffs and Trade Issues on Federal and Commercial Construction,” Thompson Hine Hot Topics in Construction: Taxes, Tariffs & Trending Topics Webinar, May 2018
  • “Do You Want to Upgrade to the Turbocharged Model? Will You Notice the Difference? New AIA Documents and BIM Incorporation,” Thompson Hine Construction & Real Estate Hot Topics Seminar, May 2017
Distinctions
  • Received a 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Construction Law
  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2021
  • Listed in Legal 500, 2019, 2021
Events