Istvan is a partner in the firm, specializing in real estate, estate planning, civil and appellate litigation, business law, and municipal law. He serves as Solicitor for the Village of Harrisburg and as Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Hilliard in its Mayor’s Court.
He uses his extensive real estate and business experience to assist business owners, landlords, and homeowners in all manner of real estate-related issues, including the purchase and sale of properties, the eviction of tenants, and the litigation of real estate-related disputes. Istvan also advises clients on land use and development issues, including the rezoning and variance of properties, mechanic’s liens, and defending property owners on zoning and building code violations.
Although Istvan assists clients on legal matters, he remains a licensed surveyor in the State of Ohio (Registration No. 8183). With this background, he advises and represents clients in boundary dispute and adverse possession matters throughout Ohio. His experience as a surveyor allows him to effectively assess and advise clients on property law issues, including the scope of easements, claims of ownership by adjacent property owners, prescriptive rights, access rights, and other areas.
Istvan has served as chair and member of the Columbus Bar Association’s Real Property Law Institute, and has authored articles on real estate topics.
He received a B.S. from The Ohio State University with a concentration in Geodetic Science and Surveying. After obtaining his surveyor’s license and serving as vice president of a local surveying firm, Mr. Gajary returned to law school, graduating from Capital University Law School, cum laude. While there, he served as Executive Publishing Editor of the Capital University Law Review and completed an externship with Hon. James L. Graham of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Istvan also volunteered for the Internal Revenue Service in its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Grant Program preparing free tax return service to the underserved community.