- University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2009
- University of Dayton, MBA, 2010
- The College of Wooster, B.A., 2005
Bar & Court Admissions
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
Andrew is an associate in the Vorys Cincinnati office and a member of the tax and probate group. His practice is focused on real property tax valuation disputes and appeals. Andrew has appeared before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, more than 25 county boards of revision in Ohio, and numerous other state and local tax appeal boards throughout the United States. Andrew has obtained substantial real estate tax reductions for retail, office, industrial, and various other types of commercial properties in more than 20 states.
His notable experience includes:
- Representing taxpayers before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals
- Representing taxpayers before the Minnesota Tax Court
- Representing taxpayers before the Michigan Tax Tribunal
- Representing taxpayers before the Washington State Board of Tax Appeals
- Representing taxpayers before assessment appeal boards in California
- Obtaining pro hac vice admission in Pennsylvania courts for real estate tax appeals
Prior to joining Vorys, Andrew was a senior real estate tax manager for Macy’s, Inc. In this role, he was responsible for conducting real estate tax appeals and litigation for a national portfolio of urban flagship stores, mall department stores, distribution centers, and office buildings. Prior to joining Macy’s, Inc., Andrew worked as an associate attorney and tax consultant for a national property tax law firm.
Andrew is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Andrew received his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law and his MBA from the University of Dayton School of Business. He received his B.A. from The College of Wooster and is a member of Wooster’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
- 3/7/2019Vorys Partner Nicholas Ray and Associate Andrew DeBord presented a webinar titled, “Real Estate Tax Deadlines are Looming: Here is What You May Be Missing,” to the members of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants.
- 3/7/2019Property taxes are frequently the largest non-productive expense incurred by property owners, and proactive management of this expense may result in increased profitability.
- 2/12/2019Every six years the State of Ohio requires counties to reappraise real estate.
- 1/8/2019Every six years the State of Ohio requires counties to reappraise real estate.
- 1/8/2019Taxpayers seeking to contest real property tax values established by assessing jurisdictions across the country often have a short window of opportunity to contest their new valuation.
- 8/2018Recently, there have been several notable decisions from courts and tax boards in jurisdictions across the country including Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Tennessee, Minnesota, Indiana and North Carolina. These decisions related to numerous real estate tax areas including exemptions and assessments.
- 5/2018Taxpayers seeking to contest the values established by the auditor or county assessor have a short time-to contest their new valuation.
- 5/2018Recently, there have been several notable decisions from courts and tax boards in jurisdictions across the country including Ohio, Indiana, California, Oregon, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona.
- 3/2018Taxpayers seeking to contest the values established by the auditor or county assessor have a short time-to contest their new valuation.
- 3/2018Property tax decisions of interest from around the country from January and February 2018.
- Winter 2018The State of Ohio requires counties to reappraise properties for tax purposes every six years and update those values in the middle of that cycle.
- Winter 2018
- Winter 2018The below legislation is currently pending or will be introduced soon.