Mr. Rich's practice focuses on tax litigation at the Federal, State,
Local and County level, including all types of tax audits. He has a
significant appellate practice before Courts of Appeal and the Ohio
Supreme Court. Mr. Rich also represents dozens of school districts,
counties, individuals and businesses in real estate matters, including
real estate taxation, zoning and land use, eminent domain,
annexation, tax abatements and exemptions, real estate sales and
purchases. Mr. Rich has served as Special Counsel to the Ohio
Attorney General and is Of-Counsel to the Rose Law Group in
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1973
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1973
United States Tax Court, 1973
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1983
United States Supreme Court, 1973
During the 1980's Mr. Rich served by appointment of the Ohio
Supreme Court on the Client Security Funds Study Committee and
on the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners.
He has had nearly 200 cases before the Ohio Supreme Court, and
over the last 30 years has been involved in many of the most
significant real property tax cases at the Supreme Court. Mr. Rich
has prosecuted and defended over 50,000 real estate tax cases at
County Boards of Revision and over 5,000 tax cases before the Ohio
State Tax Commissioner and at the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals. Mr.
Rich represents dozens of property owners, schools and counties
throughout Ohio in real property tax matters.
Mr. Rich has served as Guardian for the Estate for the sensational
movie and singing star "Bow Wow," (formerly Lil' Bow Wow), and is
currently counsel to the fabulous singing group Fatty Koo, who had
their own reality TV show on BET.
Mr. Rich has achieved the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION AND ADMISSIONS
American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Mr. Rich has lectured and written extensively. Mr. Rich was recently
featured in the cover story of Columbus CEO magazine, "Tax
Titans" (July 2002). He is co-author of the four volume series
published by Matthew Bender "Ohio State Taxation," and has
published several law review articles. Mr. Rich has been a presenter
at dozens of continuing legal education programs for more then 20
Mr. Rich has provided significant philanthropic and community
leadership. He is the former chairman and CEO of Ballet Met
Columbus and winner of their Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Rich
was President of the Columbus Metropolitan Club; past Chairman of
the Parent's Fund Drive of the Columbus Academy; former Vice-
Chairman of Ballet Arizona; and past Chairman of the State Parking
Commission, to which he was appointed by the Governor.
Mr. Rich is a past President and current Executive Committee
member of "I Know I Can;" Immediate Past President of the Ohio
Citizens for the Arts and the Foundation's Board; a member of the
Boards of the Arizona Citizens for the Arts and the Arizona Action
for the Arts; Co-Chair of The Gammage 50th Anniversary Capital
Campaign at Arizona State University; Treasurer of the Dublin Good
Schools Committee, and by appointment of the Governor is the
immediate past Chairman of The Ohio Arts Council. Mr. Rich is a
member of the Board of Directors of The Phoenix Symphony.
Mr. Rich received his Bachelor of Arts Degree With Distinctions
from The Ohio State University in 1967. He earned his law degree
from the Cleveland State University College of Law in 1970, where
he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cleveland State Law Review and
was on a full merit scholarship.
Jeffrey A. Rich, Partner, CEO
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