effrey L. Brown is a partner with the law firm Smith & Hale L specializing in zoning, land use and municipal law. He has been with the firm since 1979. Mr. Brown has been involved in the zoning of major Central Ohio development projects such as Easton Town Center, OSU/Campus Partner's Gateway, and Tuttle Mall. Mr. Brown appears on a regular basis before the Columbus Graphics Commission, Columbus Development Commission, and Columbus City Council as well as other city and township entities. He has extensive experience working with Central Ohio Civic Associations and Columbus Area Commissions.

Not all of Mr. Brown's work has involved large-scale projects. For example, recently he used his expertise to assist The Wellington School with its expansion program. On a regular basis Mr. Brown works with developers, small business owners, churches, non-profit organizations, and homeowners to resolve zoning and land use issues. His goal is always to communicate with each client, the pertinent government entities, civic association, and if applicable, the neighbors to create the optimum result for all parties.

Jeff Brown is a graduate of the Columbus Academy (1972), The University of Virginia (1976), and Capital University Law School (1979). He is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Florida. He is a member of the Columbus Bar Association Admissions Committee. Mr. Brown has lectured on land use law and the zoning process to various legal and real estate groups and civic associations.

Jeff and his wife, Amy, reside in Upper Arlington.

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