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Patricia M. Ritzert

Cleveland
216-522-0770
Pritzert@ckrlaw.com
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BAR ADMISSIONS

United States Supreme Court
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
Ohio Supreme Court
Unites States District Court for the North District of Ohio
United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Governmental Law
Public Finance
Business Law
Property rights and Real Estate Development


ACCREDITATIONS

Has been a presenter at the Cleveland Tax Institute. A partner in Climaco, Wilcox, Peca, Tarantino & Garofoli Co., L.P.A., and is also currently an adjunct professor teaching partnership and corporate taxation in Cleveland-Marshall School of Law at Cleveland State University. Served as independent outside counsel in the investigation or prosecution of alleged misconduct by municipal employees. Has carried business, financial, tax, property and employment issues through litigation in a wide variety of situations. Practices before the Internal Revenue Service and the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, Ohio State Employment Relations Board and other administrative agencies.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Economics magna cum laude

J.D. degree in Tax Accounting from the University of Akron

LL.M. in Taxation from Case Western Reserve University School of Law


LANGUAGES

English

Patricia M. Ritzert has over 30 years of legal experience with an emphasis on Governmental Law and Public Finance and Business Law.

Ms. Ritzert’s experience includes local government issues comprising employment, land use, taxation and finance, claims for and against townships and municipalities, and matters pertaining to non-profit organizations. She also concentrates on property rights and real estate development. On several occasions, she has served as independent outside counsel in the investigation or prosecution of alleged misconduct by municipal employees. Ms. Ritzert has carried business, financial, tax, property and employment issues through litigation in a wide variety of situations.

In addition to a bachelor of arts in economics (magna cum laude), Ms. Ritzert has obtained two post-juris doctor degrees: a master of tax accounting from the University of Akron and an LL.M. in Taxation from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (magna cum laude). Ms. Ritzert has been a presenter at the Cleveland Tax Institute. Ms. Ritzert is a partner in Climaco, Wilcox, Peca, Tarantino & Garofoli Co., L.P.A., and is also currently an adjunct professor teaching partnership and corporate taxation in Cleveland-Marshall School of Law at Cleveland State University.

Ms. Ritzert is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Ohio Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the North District of Ohio and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also practices before the Internal Revenue Service and the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, Ohio State Employment Relations Board, and other administrative agencies.