Alan B. Schaeffer

Real Estate Law | Land Use Planning | Municipal Law | Construction Law | Zoning | Environmental Law

Alan has been with Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling for over 45 years, working in the firm’s Real Estate and Business Department. Alan represents buyers, 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 zoning to contract preparation, construction, leasing, and financing, through end use or sale. He is very familiar with environmental, land use, engineering, construction regulations, and public and private finance issues. Alan has most recently been involved with several of the area’s largest commercial/retail construction projects.

Alan has represented a number of municipalities during his career. The public sector exposure has been a great compliment to his real estate practice and his real estate expertise has been a great benefit to his municipal clients.

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


Administrative Assistant:  Leona Petho


J.D., The Ohio State University Law School, 1973

B.A., Hillsdale College, 1968

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1974

Awards & Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV – Premium Rating

Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007 – 2020

Best Lawyers in America, 2008 – 2020

Professional & Community Activities

Dayton Bar Association Real Property Section

Ohio State Bar Association, Past Chair Real Property Section

American Bar Association: Forum on Construction Industry, Public Law Section

National Association of Office and Industrial Parks

American Planning Association

Former Board Member of Ohio Bar Title Insurance Co.

WDPR Public Radio, Past Board Member/Executive Committee

Culture Works, Board Member

Executive Director, Charles Berry Foundation (2018-2020)

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