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Alan has been with Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling for over 40 years, working in the firm’s Real Estate and Business Department.   Alan represents buyers and sellers, owners, engineers, architects, contractors, and appraisers. 

         In the area of real estate development, Alan is typically involved in all facets of a project, from land acquisition and initial zoning review, contract preparation, construction, leasing, financing, through end use or sale.   He is very familiar with environmental, land use, engineering, construction regulatory and public and private finance issues.  Alan has most recently been involved with several of the areas largest commercial/retail construction projects.

     Alan is also chief legal advisor to the Cities of Huber Heights and Springboro.  In this role, he provides legal advice and assistance to the City Council, City Manager, and all departments, divisions, offices, boards, and commissions. With vast experience in municipal law, Alan represents these cities in all civil legal proceedings.

     In his spare time, Alan lectures on recent developments in real estate and zoning law and has conducted educational seminars for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors (AGC), Miami Valley Chapter of the Ohio Planning Association (MVOPA), the Ohio Planning Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association.  Alan has also been an adjunct Professor of Real Estate Law at the University of Dayton Law School


Practice areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 20%
  2. State, Local And Municipal Law: 20%
  3. Construction & Development: 20%
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  5. Real Estate: 20%

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Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling

2700 Kettering Tower
Dayton, OH, 45423


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Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2009
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderPickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling Co, LPA1974 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dayton Bar Association, Real Property Committeemember2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustryMember2010 - Present
Dayton Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
American Planning AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Office Industrial ParksMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Hillsdale CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Association of Industrial and Office PropertiesReal Estate and Zoning2014
University of Dayton adjunct professorReal Estate Law2013
Ohio Planning AssociationReal Estate and Zoning2013
Miami Valley Chapter of Ohio Planning AssociationReal Estate and Zoning2013
Associated General ContractorsReal Estate and Zoning2013
Associated Builders and ContractorsReal Estate and Zoning2012