Public Law


Ulmer & Berne represents both private clients doing business with local and state governments and local and state governmental bodies.

Our business clients value our experience and our relationships with government in areas such as publically funded development projects, zoning, taxation, environmental, public contracts and public/private partnerships. We counsel clients in achieving their goals by dealing with the collaborative use of public and private resources. We understand the governmental process and counsel our clients through it. Our public law attorneys are skilled in using creatively the full array of public financing resources.

Our public sector clients value our experience and understanding of legal requirements that regulate public bodies. The breadth of our practice areas allows us to counsel public clients in such areas as real estate development, environmental, construction law and contracting, as well as labor and employment law and litigation matters. Our public law attorneys regularly counsel authorities of cities, park districts, colleges and universities, housing and transit authorities and convention centers.

Ulmer attorney Yvette Simpson has accepted a correspondence position with ABC. This comes after a number of guest appearances on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Simpson, serving as Chief Executive of Democracy for America and formerly a Cincinnati City Council Member, will appear weekly on This Week, offering opinions and...

Inajo Davis Chappell, Partner and Chair of Ulmer & Berne LLP’s Nonprofit Practice Group, has been named by Savoy Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in Corporate America. This exclusive list honors women who embody talent, leadership, and grace while executing critical roles for some of the largest...

Ulmer & Berne LLP is proud to announce that Counsel Yvette R. Simpson has been appointed as the incoming chief executive of the national grassroots progressive group Democracy for America (DFA). She will be the first female chief executive and first woman of color to hold an executive leadership role...

Inajo Davis Chappell Inajo Davis Chappell, partner and chair of the Nonprofit Practice at Ulmer & Berne LLP, is an honored contributor to The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Art Gallery at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). Ms. Chappell, a Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated sorority sister and friend of the late Congresswoman,...

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