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Michael D. Bridges

Mr. Bridges focuses his practice on commercial real estate and commercial real estate financing.  He represents developers and lenders in all facets of commercial real estate ranging from “greenfield” development to joint venture agreements to construction and permanent financing to tax incentive financing.

Education & Credentials


Miami University

B.A., Foreign Affairs and History, 1987
  • cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Capital University Law School

J.D., 1992
  • magna cum laude
  • Law Review
  • Order of the Curia

Bar Admission

  • Ohio

Prominent Assignments

• Represented a premier fractional jet provider in the development of $43,000,000 corporate facility.

• Counseled a major airport authority respecting a public-private partnership for the development of 2,000 plus acres.

• Represented a consortium of lenders in New Markets Tax Credit transaction for the development of a cultural center.

• Representation of a private equity fund in the development, financing, and leasing of assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities throughout the United States.

• Advised developer on structuring of EB-5 investments for the development and construction of mixed-use development in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

• Represented lender in bond financing transaction for the development of $93,000,000 mixed-use development in Central Ohio.

• Represented private equity fund in joint venture for the development of 183-unit apartment complex in Carmel, Indiana.

• Represented private equity fund in development and financing of $43,000,000 assisted living/memory care facility in Florida.

• Represented the borrower in a $18,000,000 permanent financing for apartment building in Columbus, Ohio.

• Counsel to a major airport in the development of adjacent land.

• Counsel to purchaser of a portfolio of six office/industrial sites.

• Represented lender in construction loan for 200 unit apartment development.

• Drafting loan documentation and joint venture agreements for real estate acquisition and development.

• Structuring sale/leaseback transactions.

• Drafted and negotiated lease documentation for ground lease, built-to-suit, industrial, manufacturing and office transactions.

• Counsel to buyers and sellers in mergers or acquisitions in the real estate sector.

• Counseled banks and borrowers in construction and permanent financing.

• Represented commercial and residential developers, financial institutions, and clients with nationwide real estate portfolios in commercial leasing, condominium formation, construction contracts and real estate acquisitions and financing.

• Served as legal advisor for a nonprofit organization addressing the housing needs of low-income individuals.

Professional Involvement

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
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