Alan Ritchie > Thompson Hine LLP > Cleveland, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
CLEVELAND, OH 44114-1291
United States

Work Department

Real Estate
Government Contracts


Alan is partner and co-chair of Thompson Hine’s Construction practice group and a partner in the Real Estate practice. Alan is also on the board and is a member of the firm’s wholly owned subsidiary Project Management Consultants, which provides owner’s representative, consulting and public and private debt structuring services to a wide range of stakeholders in the construction and development industry.

Alan is also one of the founding members of the firm’s public-private partnership (P3) practice group. He has served as developer/sponsor counsel on Ohio’s first transportation and infrastructure P3 projects.

Alan’s construction practice includes project delivery counseling, the preparation of all “front-end” documents and creating risk management and insurance programs on behalf of owners, developers, architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors and subcontractors, and participation in dispute resolution of claims. As project counsel, he has worked on many community impact projects, including many major league and professional sports facilities, convention centers and mixed-use projects.

Alan’s real estate practice includes the representation of public owners, lenders, borrowers, developers and other corporations in connection with public/private development transactions, zoning and project entitlement, public and private finance, wind, solar and other renewable energy transactions, new market and historical tax credit transactions, build-to-suit and sale leaseback transactions, acquisitions and sales, development, leasing and other general corporate real estate matters.

Alan is a frequent lecturer on public-private partnership transaction structures and construction and design-related issues, including project delivery selection and critical provisions in design and engineering contracts.




  • Cleveland State University, J.D., 1994, summa cum laude

  • Bowling Green State University, B.S., 1990, cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

Cleveland-based group chairman Jeffrey Appelbaum leads the ‘customer-oriented‘ construction practice at Thompson Hine LLP, which has ‘true team players‘ and ‘professional and diligent‘ attorneys among its ranks. Appelbaum assists public or private entities, construction managers and contractors on large-scale developments, particularly in the sports and entertainment sectors; he currently acts as counsel to TKFC LC, the ownership group of a new 22,000-seater St Louis soccer stadium. Also in Cleveland, Alan Ritchie and Patrick Sweeney offer ‘top-notch day-to-day support‘ in transactional matters, ranging from the negotiation of construction agreements to the creation of project insurance programs. ‘First-rate‘ associate William Thrush can ‘render advice of counsel in short order‘ and further excels in dispute situations from mediation through to trial, while the ‘very knowledgeableErin Luke ‘even provided training‘ to clients during her role as project counsel on certain multi-million dollar infrastructure builds.