Owner Representative
NEO Chapter

Thompson Hine LLP and Project Management Consultants LLC (PMC) represent owners, design professionals, construction managers, contractors and sureties in connection with all facets of the building industry.

Nationally recognized for skill in resolving claims, our transactional construction group has served as project counsel for billions of dollars of construction at sites across the United States. Among these are many significant stadium and arena projects for the National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, and university and minor league teams. Equally extensive is our experience with hospitals, pipelines, processing plants, schools and universities, office towers, hotels, and other commercial, industrial and institutional developments.

In tandem with Project Management Consultants (PMC), we provide unique consulting services such as partnering facilitation and mediation, project and risk management, financial strategizing and owner’s representative services for projects throughout the United States.

Thompson Hine / PMC LLP
3900 Key Tower
127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Partner Contact

Jeff Appelbaum

For 40 years, Jeff has provided distinguished service to public/private owners, design professionals, construction managers and contractors. He served as lead counsel or project management consultant for hundreds of projects involving billions of dollars of construction, including 29 professional sports facilities; facilitated hundreds of partnering sessions; acted as lead trial counsel for multimillion-dollar claims; and mediated 300+ complex construction disputes. He facilitated the governor’s Ohio Construction Reform Panel and participated in creating final legislation, effective January 2012, that dramatically modified public procurement in Ohio. In 2012, he became the first lawyer inducted into the Cleveland Engineering Society’s Hall of Fame.

Team Development

  • Neutral Team Facilitation
  • Team Selection
  • Team Organization
  • Team Communication Methods
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Cost Control


  • Design Assist
  • Comprehensive Risk Analysis


  • Shared Risk Reward
  • Multi-party Agreements
  • Tri-party Agreements
  • Charter Agreements
  • Design-build
  • Transparent Financial Model
  • Consolidated Insurance
  • Speed to Market