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, where he leads the firm’s national economic development incentives practice, which is one of the largest law firm-based incentives practices in the country.  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 throughout the United States. 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.

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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. 

Scott regularly works with economic development officials from states, political subdivisions and private, non-profit economic development entities, on credit and incentives matters throughout the United States.  He has made presentations throughout the United States on tax increment financing, historic tax credits, new markets tax credits, 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 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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