Jonah A. White

Attorney

Jonah is an associate in BMD’s Columbus Office and counsels clients in real estate, public finance, and general corporate transactions.  Jonah has extensive experience in various real estate matters, including acquisitions, leasing, and title and survey review.  He is also comfortable facilitating the financing and corporate governance matters that accompany these transactions, such as entity formation, and loan negotiation.  He has specialized expertise in affordable housing, having represented syndicators, investors and developers in low-income housing tax credit transactions nationwide, and in all parts of the deal, from initial structuring and negotiation to post-compliance-period disposition.

In the public finance arena, Jonah’s experience includes drafting and negotiating cooperative agreements between municipalities and developers to procure tax incentives and foster economic growth.  He has served as bond counsel and underwriter counsel in numerous tax-exempt debt issuances, preparing trust indentures, official statements and other transaction documents in connection with offerings by cities, counties, school districts, new community authorities and port authorities. 

Contact Information

250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 300. Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Education

Yale University, J.D.
University of Notre Dame, B.S.; Mathematics, B.B.A.; Finance, B.A.; Spanish Language and Literature

Overview

Public Finance

  • Working as bond counsel and underwriter counsel work on varied tax-exempt debt issuances, including general obligations, limited revenue bonds, and private activity bonds.
  • Drafting and negotiating development agreements, cooperative agreements, and other related documents between municipalities and developers, to help bring jobs and economic growth to those areas.
  • Preparing formation and governance documents for New Community Authorities.
  • Researching and providing guidance on matters of Ohio Constitutional Law related to debt issuance and municipal powers.

Real Estate

  • Representing syndicators, investors and developers in affordable housing transactions, including low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and HUD-subsidized deals.
  • Reviewing and negotiating financing agreements, including construction and permanent loan  documents.
  • Drafting and negotiating lease agreements.
  • Performing general acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Providing guidance on title and survey matters.

Corporate

  • Preparing general formation and governance documents, including partnership agreements, operating agreements, resolutions, and related items.

Prior to entering private practice, Jonah worked in various arms of the federal government, including internships with the Department of Justice and the U.S. Treasury, and a clerkship with the Honorable Deborah L. Cook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Before becoming an attorney, he has worked as a bond analyst for a major mutual fund company and has passed all of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams. 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Notre Dame Club of Central Ohio
  • Volunteer Member, Central Ohio Diabetes Associations
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