Christopher N. Swank - Bricker & Eckler LLP

Christopher N. Swank

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Chris is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Real Estate group. His practice includes general commercial real estate law and commercial real estate lending, with an emphasis on conventional commercial real estate finance, low-income housing tax credit finance, historic tax credit finance and government-based subsidized finance and guaranty programs. His practice also includes general real estate matters relating to the acquisition, development, leasing, and sale of commercial real estate, together with residential and commercial condominium projects.

Chris represents banks and financial institutions in connection with acquisition loans, construction loans, equity bridge loans, permanent loans and other commercial financing. He has significant experience in representing financial institutions in conventional commercial real estate lending transactions of all types.

Chris is best known for his extensive experience representing financial institutions in tax credit financing transactions throughout Ohio, the Midwest and the United States. He has assisted financial institutions in closing hundreds of construction and permanent loans for projects supported by a combination of low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, USDA Rural Development 515 financing, USDA Rural Development 538 loan guaranties, HUD based financing and other types of subsidized financing, including complex construction loan transactions that involve multiple layers of financing and grant sources.

Chris also represents banks and financial institutions in real estate loan workouts and restructurings. In addition, Chris represents real estate clients in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of commercial real estate projects and the development, creation and conversion of both residential and commercial condominium projects, including, but not limited to, medical office building condominiums.

Miami UniversityBA 1999The Ohio State University College of LawJ.D. 2002
Ohio Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association (Admissions Committee)

Client Comments

"Christopher Swank is a very well respected attorney in low-income housing tax credits financing law. He is proactive in calling the bank to inform us of new laws impacting low income housing tax credits. He is great with follow through and is very sensitive about not running up legal bills."

-Scott Green
The Park National Bank

Office Location

100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4291
United States

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Other Information

Gender: Male