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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Public Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Tax Law Commercial Litigation Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Economic Development Law Public Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Economic Development Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Real Estate Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Economic Development Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Project Finance Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Corporate Law Tax Law Economic Development Law Project Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Economic Development Law
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J. Thomas Longino

Longino Public Finance, LLC
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Project Finance Law Economic Development Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Municipal Law Economic Development Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Public Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Economic Development Law Public Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Project Finance Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Derivatives and Futures Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Governance Law Project Finance Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Florence, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law

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Practice Area Definition

Economic Development Law Definition

Economic Development Law is a multidisciplinary approach that leverages experience from several practice areas including real estate, tax, environmental, government relations, and construction. Attorneys representing companies in the economic development arena help businesses find the best location among the communities vying for their projects and assist those businesses secure and document economic incentives for job creation and capital investment. Attorneys representing governmental agencies assist their clients in structuring incentive packages and complying with public reporting, open meetings, and other governmental laws in this pursuit. Attorneys must have a thorough knowledge of the complex economic incentives available, which may include Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreements, tax abatements, capital credit agreements, tax increment financing, tax-sharing agreements, and grants of all types. Real estate law frequently comes in to play for economic development attorneys as they facilitate large land assemblies for industrial parks, develop mega-site programs, and handle all aspects of permitting, entitlements, annexation, and land use.

From helping businesses and communities draft and respond to request for proposals, site selection to ground breaking and completion, economic development law encompasses incentives, public finance, site acquisition, insuring the provision of adequate utilities to sites, project construction, off-site improvements, equipment acquisition, and effective collaboration with local and state agencies.

The availability of financial incentives to help persuade decisions regarding choice of location and capital investments plays an integral part of successful economic development efforts. Each community will develop and offer a variety of financial incentives designed to support their growth objectives. These incentives can be financial or non-financial in nature and may include tax credits, infrastructure improvements, and work force training to name a few. Communities frequently incorporate performance-based measurements to ensure that their economic incentive investment results in the expected creation of new jobs and wages. 

Economic Development Law is a multidisciplinary approach that leverages experience from several practice areas including real estate, tax, environmental, government relations, and construction. Attorneys representing companies in the economic development arena help businesses find the best location among the communities vying for their projects and assist those businesses secure and document economic incentives for job creation and capital investment. Attorneys representing governmental agencies assist their clients in structuring incentive packages and complying with public reporting, open meetings, and other governmental laws in this pursuit. Attorneys must have a thorough knowledge of the complex economic incentives available, which may include Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreements, tax abatements, capital credit agreements, tax increment financing, tax-sharing agreements, and grants of all types. Real estate law frequently comes in to play for economic development attorneys as they facilitate large land assemblies for industrial parks, develop mega-site programs, and handle all aspects of permitting, entitlements, annexation, and land use.

From helping businesses and communities draft and respond to request for proposals, site selection to ground breaking and completion, economic development law encompasses incentives, public finance, site acquisition, insuring the provision of adequate utilities to sites, project construction, off-site improvements, equipment acquisition, and effective collaboration with local and state agencies.

The availability of financial incentives to help persuade decisions regarding choice of location and capital investments plays an integral part of successful economic development efforts. Each community will develop and offer a variety of financial incentives designed to support their growth objectives. These incentives can be financial or non-financial in nature and may include tax credits, infrastructure improvements, and work force training to name a few. Communities frequently incorporate performance-based measurements to ensure that their economic incentive investment results in the expected creation of new jobs and wages.