Chris L. Connelly

Senior Attorney
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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.8244
Fax 614.719.4684

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Mr. Connelly is a senior attorney in the Vorys Columbus office where he practices in the areas of federal, state and local economic development incentives. He represents both public sector and private sector clients and regularly interacts with local legislative authorities, boards of education, the Ohio Development Services Agency and the state Tax Credit Authority. He has experience with enterprise zone and community reinvestment area property tax incentives, job creation tax credits, oil and gas tax, new community authorities, New Markets Tax Credits, tax increment financing and joint economic development districts and zones. He also represents clients on real property tax valuation disputes and appeals.

Mr. Connelly is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, and is the chair of the Economic Development Incentives Subcommittee of the OSBA’s Taxation Committee.

Since 2008, Mr. Connelly has been an annual speaker at the Ohio Tax Conference on the topic of economic development incentives. He also has been a guest lecturer on the subject of economic development incentives for the County Commissioners Association of Ohio, the Ohio Municipal League, the Council of Development Financing Agencies and the Tax Executives Institute.

Mr. Connelly received his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Dayton School of Law where he served as staff writer on the University of Dayton Law Review from 2003 to 2004 and managing editor in 2004. He received his B.S. magna cum laude from The Ohio State University.

Mr. Connelly is also a certified public accountant.