John Cranley

Former Co-Director, Ohio Innocence Project at University of Cincinnati - College of Law

John Cranley

John Cranley

Former Co-Director, Ohio Innocence Project at University of Cincinnati - College of Law

Biography

JOHN CRANLEY
OF COUNSEL
John Cranley practices in the Bond & Municipal Finance area. The focus of his practice is complex public-private finance, where he has extensive experience with tax increment finance, New Markets Tax Credits and bonds. John has performed professional legal services for clients such as North American Properties, Ohio National Life Insurance Company, 3CDC, Al. Neyer, Inc., Neyer Properties, Macy's, First Financial and Cincinnati State Community and Technical College.
John has extensive New Markets Tax Credits experience including, but not limited to, representing the following: Payor, Inc. on their new headquarters; U-Square, LLC, which is a joint venture among Towne Properties, Al. Neyer, Inc. and Castellini Holdings; CityLink Center; North American Properties and Uptown Rentals, LLC; and the Ohio National Life Insurance Company. John helped orchestrate the $35 Million renovation of the Vernon Manor in a project that combined TIF, bonds and New Markets Tax Credits.
John also has extensive municipal bond experience, including, but not limited to, helping to convert private taxable bonds issued for the renovation of Fountain Square and the Gateway Quarter public parking garages into tax exempt bonds on behalf of 3CDC.
Prior to joining Keating Muething & Klekamp, John served eight years on Cincinnati City Council, which is the maximum allowed by law. In December 2000, he was appointed to fill a vacated seat on City Council, serving until November 2001, when he was elected to City Council for a two-year term. He subsequently won re-election in 2003, 2005 and 2007. From 2001-2008, Mr. Cranley served as chair of the Finance Committee, and in 2003, he was instrumental in creating Tax Increment Finance Districts in Cincinnati, which have led to increased economic development in the city. As Councilman, John also served on the following committees: Arts, Culture, Tourism and Marketing; Economic Development; Law and Public Safety; and the Transportation and Infrastructure sub-committee.
Since 2008, John has been working on a mixed-use commercial and residential project in the Incline District of East Price Hill, which will include a new theater, a new restaurant overlooking downtown and a residential community.
In addition to his work on City Council, John was the founder and co-director of the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati College of Law (2002-2006), which, through the use of DNA-technology, has exonerated over a dozen innocent men. During that time, he was also an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Endorsed by The Cincinnati Enquirer for election to Congress in 2006 and City Council in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007
Distinguished Public Service Award, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, 2004
First Class Marshal, Harvard Law School Class of 1999; graduation speaker
Truman Scholar, 1995
NEWS
Keating Muething & Klekamp Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Green Township Alleging HUD/CMHA Agreement That Singles Out Green Township Is Illegal
MENTIONED & QUOTED
Bond Market Gets Remedy, The Business Courier of Cincinnati, July 3, 2009
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Cincinnati Bar Association
Mercy Health Foundation, Board Member
Ohio Innocence Project, Founder and Co-Director (2002-2006)
NAIOP - Cincinnati
ULI - Cincinnati
CREW - Cincinnati
Freestore FoodBank, Board Member
Jesuit Spiritual Center, Board Member

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6509
FAX: (513) 579-6457
jcranley@kmklaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS
Green Team
Bond & Public Finance
Government Affairs
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
Ohio
EDUCATION
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1999
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 2000
B.A., John Carroll University, 1996; magna cum laude

Overview
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514

Number of Boards

8

Number of Awards

2

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Director of Collections & Exhibitions at Cincinnati Art Museum

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Louise & Louise Dieterle Nippert Director at Cincinnati Art Museum

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Vice President & Managing Creative Director at Libby Perszyk Kathman Holdings, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Ross, Sinclaire & Associates LLC

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Member, Board of Trustees at Cincinnati Art Museum

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Western & Southern Mutual Holding Co.

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Chairman at Music Hall Revitalization Company, Inc.

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Chairman at Castellini Management Co. LP

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Trustee at Tender Mercies Inc.

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Chief Administrative Officer at Cincinnati Art Museum

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In The News
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)
February 24, 2021
Anne McGraw, long-time teacher at Children's Hospital, dies at 70
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)
February 24, 2021
Young fails to get enough signatures to run for mayor
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)
February 22, 2021
Local broadcast legend Pat Barry dies at 69
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John Cranley
Former Co-Director, Ohio Innocence Project at University of Cincinnati - College of Law
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Trustee at Tender Mercies Inc.

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In 1788, as this new country headed west into the Northwest Territory, the quickly growing area along the banks of the Ohio River known as Cincinnati became incorporated, becoming a city. By 1870, the population of Cincinnati had grown to 200,000, as Cincinnati became known as the “Queen City.”On Wednesday, January 24, 1872, the concept was quickly approved by the lawyers and the Cincinnati Bar Association was established.

Career History
Co-Director, Ohio Innocence Project
Prior

The mission of the University of Cincinnati College of Law is to educate and inspire leaders who pursue justice and advance the role of law in society.

Of Counsel
Prior

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL provides legal services. The company serves as legal business needs to client companies with specialized practices in such areas such as commercial finance, bankruptcy and real estate development. It was founded by John L. Muething and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

Boards & Committees
Chair, Finance Committee
Prior
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$200 - $999
2018

The mission of The Children's Home is: Creating lasting results that strengthen families and our community by guiding individuals from infancy to independence through comprehensive education, behavioral, and health services.

$100 - $249
2018

CHATFIELD COLLEGE IS AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT CATHOLIC COLLEGE, ROOTED IN THE LEGACY OF THE URSULINE SISTERS, BELIEVING IN THE POTENTIAL OF EVERY PERSON, AND ACCEPTING OF PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS.

$100 - $499
2017

Lighthouse Youth Services is a multiservice agency providing social services to children, youth and families in south eastern Ohio. Lighthouse is nationally recognized as an innovator in services for families in crisis, for homeless youth and young adults, for youth learning to become self-sufficient, and in foster care for abused or neglected children. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH

Political Donations
$60
2012
$150
2010
$200
2010

Director During Year at InterAct For Change

Political Donations Received
Awards & Honors
1995
Truman Scholar
Admitted to the Ohio Bar
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