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)

Praised for its ‘responsiveness, reliability and creativity‘, Thompson Hine LLP‘s Cleveland-based construction team covers projects across the US, assisting clients through all phases of development, from initial planning and site selection to final construction and subsequent renovation work. Recent and ongoing projects have demonstrated the range of expertise in the practice, with highlights covering government buildings, chemical plants and manufacturing facilities, though a particular area of expertise is in sports and entertainment arenas. Here, practice head Jeffrey Applebaum has continued to advise the ownership group of a new 22,000-seat soccer stadium in St Louis, and has also acted alongside Alan Ritchie in advising Haslam Sports Group on the Confluence Village development that includes a soccer stadium and training facilities. Patrick Sweeney has been involved in preparing and negotiating agreements on behalf of owners, contractors, architects and engineers. Another key contact is Erin Luke, recommended for her ‘practical and strategic intelligence‘ and experience in large infrastructure projects. On the litigation side, Daniel Haymond has 25 years’ experience handling construction arbitration and mediation. Jack Clark is a standout associate in the team.