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Legislative Advocacy

  • Representing a solid waste district in Congressional matters regarding Commerce Committee and Appropriations Committee issues
  • Counseling to solid waste districts before the Ohio Statehouse
  • Representing a national Medicaid managed-care company before the Statehouse and in regulatory matters
  • Representing a major national energy company on Statehouse issues
  • Representing major national telecommunication providers on Statehouse issues
  • Successfully gained an Ohio Capital Budget funding line item for a major Central Ohio community
  • Successfully represented municipalities before the Ohio General Assembly related to comprehensive public right of way legislation
  • Coordinating a coalition of interested associations and companies to secure adequate funding from the state of Ohio
  • Representing local government coalition on video franchise legislation at the Statehouse
  • Representing Ohio Supercomputer Center on funding issues

Government Contracts

  • Representing Data Center project for site location and government incentives
  • Representing a voting machine company on state contracting and Statehouse issues
  • Representing an international company regarding rehabilitation and corrections contracts
  • Successfully gained a government contract on behalf of national architecture firms from the Columbus School Board
  • Successfully gained a multi-million dollar government contract on behalf of a publishing company for services with the Ohio Department of Development

Political Campaign & Election Law

  • Counsel to a major professional service firm reviewing multi-state election and ethics law issues
  • Counsel to a major corporation reviewing options to oppose a ballot initiative through Ohio election laws

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)

  • Representing a major national energy company on PUCO issues
  • Representing a major manufacturer on PUCO issues.
  • Representing major national telecommunication providers on PUCO issues

Bond Counsel

  • Bond Counsel for an Ohio residential tax increment financing (TIF) development

Business Regulation

  • Representing a major Ohio medical provider on regulatory issues

Constitutional Law

  • Representation on several Constitutional law matters related to the expansion of gambling in Ohio

Telecommunications & E-Commerce

  • Counsel to a national venture capital firm related to the development of an Ohio venture capital tax credit program
  • Counsel to state government entity looking to develop a statewide dedicated fiber optic network
  • Consulting to Ohio's Department of Development to provide advice on high-tech economic development projects and assisting with the development of a high-tech economic development policy
  • Consulting to the Governor's Office of Appalachia to provide assistance with the development of a high-tech economic development policy for rural and Appalachian regions of Ohio


  • Counsel to a major Columbus developer in a high-profile downtown housing project



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John H. Oberle Partner 614-462-2227
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