Scott J. Ziance

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.8287
Fax 614.719.5053
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Scott is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the tax group. He focuses his practice on the utilization of economic development incentives, tax incentives, economic development financing mechanisms, public-private partnerships and special economic development entities to assist developers, operating businesses and political subdivisions in developing and redeveloping property and creating jobs and economic growth. He also has substantial real property tax valuation litigation experience and significant experience with other aspects of state and local taxation, including oil and gas tax matters and unclaimed funds law. Scott leads the firm’s state and local tax efforts with regard to the firm’s numerous oil and gas clients involved in the Utica shale play.

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Scott is a member of the Federalist Society, NAIOP Ohio, NAIOP Central Ohio Chapter, the Council of Development Finance Agencies, Heritage Ohio and the Ohio State Bar Association. 

Since 2002, Scott has been an annual speaker at the Ohio Tax Conference on the topic of economic development incentives. He has also made presentations throughout the United States on tax increment financing, new markets tax credits, Ohio economic development incentives and economic development financing, and he has testified before an Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission committee concerning economic development provisions in the Ohio Constitution. In addition, Scott has authored numerous columns on economic development incentives for Ohio business newspapers.

Scott received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Bowling Green State University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. 

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