Jerry O. Allen - Bricker & Eckler LLP

Jerry O. Allen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Jerry Allen is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Business, Tax & Estates group and is chair of the Nonprofit Organizations group. He practices in the areas of taxation, federal tax controversy, federal tax compliance, nonprofit health care law, religious organizations, colleges and universities, nonprofit corporate law and state real property tax matters.

New York UniversityLL.M Capital UniversityBA Capital University Law SchoolJ.D.
Internal Revenue Service National Office, Washington D.C.Columbus College of Art & DesignExperience ColumbusJeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts

Client Comments

"Jerry Allen is a seasoned and highly competent attorney in the complex area of church and not-for-profit law. With over 25 years helping exempt organizations with their legal needs, he brings perspective and creative solutions to the table constantly. His experience and key connections in this niche field cause organizations that are national in scope to seek out his valuable services. Jerry is highly responsive, zeroing in on the core issues and bringing the right attorney seamlessly into the equation to assist as needed. His professionalism is unquestioned, without sacrificing approachability and empathetic concern. A specific area of expertise of Jerry's is the efficient formation of subsidiary companies to facilitate an organization's vision and purpose, while limiting its liability. Jerry also guides our compensation committee, allowing its members to be confident and effective in their responsibilities. We are so pleased to have Jerry as a key resource to our executive team."

-Scott Lee
World Harvest Church

"Jerry Allen is perhaps one of the finest lawyers I have ever encountered. He has provided us solid legal advice on all of the legal and business matters that we have faced over the years. He blends his strong legal background with his keen business mind to provide excellent guidance in many different areas. He has always been very responsive and has taken the time to understand our organization, as well as the industry in which we operate."

-Michael S. Kappas
President & CEO

"Jerry Allen provides excellent and quality service!"

"Mr. Allen has represented the City of Columbus in a rather adversarial challenge by a federal government agency. Mr. Allen's scholarly, professional, and calm approach to the challenge resulted in a settlement far, far advantageous to the City when compared to the original demands of the federal agency. Mr. Allen's knowledge of the applicable law and his debate skills were very evident to this grateful client."

-Hugh J. Dorrian
City Auditor
City of Columbus, Ohio

"We engaged Jerry Allen in a very important tax appeal initiative for a large and complex piece of commercial real estate in the Columbus area. We ended with a very successful result, due to Jerry's positioning and understanding of the information and the asset, his follow through as it met with significant resistance, and his creativity in the final deal structuring, helping us achieve both short-term and long-term benefits. Jerry was a pleasure to deal with, and we will look to use him in the future."

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation and Controversy - Tax of the Columbus-OH Metro Area
Jerry O. Allen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Tax Law

Other Information

Gender: Male