Christopher J. Franzmann devotes a substantial portion of his practice to serving as bond counsel for state and local government entities. He also advises government entities in connection with economic development projects and public-private partnerships.
Chris has served as bond counsel on more than 900 financings aggregating approximately US$7.5 billion. These financings have included various general obligation financings, tax increment financings, utility revenue financings, airport revenue financings and special obligation financings for Ohio and its agencies, counties, cities, villages, port authorities, townships, park districts, new community authorities, transportation improvement districts and other governmental entities.
Chris has also worked on a variety of economic development and public-private partnership projects. These projects have included the creation of tax increment financing areas, community reinvestment areas, enterprise zones, new community authority districts and joint economic development districts, all to encourage the investment of private capital in local communities and to stimulate economic development and redevelopment.
Chris is a past member of and secretary for the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association, where he has served on the education, membership and sponsorship committees. He is also a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
- Indiana University – Indianapolis, J.D., summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review, 1991
- Indiana University – Indianapolis, B.S., 1988
- Purdue University, Indianapolis, A.A.S., 1986
- Ohio, 1998
- Indiana, 1991
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