Overview

Bob is a partner in the firm's Real Estate practice group and former partner-in-charge of the Dayton office. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, office, industrial, shopping center and mixed use development, public-private partnerships involving real estate, commercial leases, mortgage loan transactions, zoning and land use law, broker/agency law, condominiums and planned unit developments.

Bob is a co-author of a leading treatise on Ohio real estate law and the former chair of the Real Property Section of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Publications
  • Co-author, Ohio Real Property Law and Practice, Sixth Edition, two volume treatise, Mathew Bender (Lexis/Nexis), 2006 with annual supplements through 2017
  • Co-author, Ohio Real Property Law and Practice, Fifth Edition, 1996, 1997
  • Co-author, "Ohio Land Contract Law," University of Dayton Law Review, 1994
  • Author, McDermott's Ohio Real Property Law and Practice, Fourth Edition, Volume 3 (Forms), 1989
Presentations
  • "Real Estate Update," Ohio State Bar Association
  • "Case Law and Legislation Update," Ohio State Bar Association Convention
  • "First and Second Amendment Rights and Ohio Parks," Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Conference
  • "Legal Issues in Real Estate Development," Dayton Area Board of Realtors
  • "Reviewing Agreements of Sale," OSBA/CLE Institute Seminar
  • "Ohio Agency Review," Seminars for Dayton Area Board of Realtors
  • "Corporate Closing Real Estate Documentation," OSBA/CLE Institute Seminar
  • "Drafting Conservation Easements," Conference on Agricultural and Natural Resource Conservation Easements
Distinctions
  • Selected as an Acritas Star, a “client-nominated, stand-out lawyer”
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Who’s Who in Real Estate 2015 - Dayton Business Journal
  • Recipient of Distinguished Service Award from Dayton-area legal aid organizations, 2014
  • Recipient of Robert L. Hausser Award from Real Property Law Section of Ohio State Bar Association, 2013
  • Recipient of Smith-Moore Award from United Way of Greater Dayton Area, 2012
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2007 to 2018
  • Named Dayton Real Estate Lawyer of the Year 2009 by The Best Lawyers in America
  • Named a "Client Service All-Star" in the BTI Consulting Group's annual survey of Fortune 1000 Corporate Counsel, 2008
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, 2005 to 2019
  • Named a Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America, recognized for more than 20 years
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, member
  • American Bar Foundation, fellow
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, fellow
  • Dayton Bar Foundation, fellow
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, member, Real Property Section Council; chair 2007 to 2009
  • Dayton Bar Association, Real Property Committee, former chair
  • American Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Dayton Business Committee, board member
  • Legal Aid of Western Ohio, president of board of directors
  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, president of board of directors
  • Five Rivers MetroParks Levy Committee – Honorary Co-Chair 2018
  • Montgomery County Preschool Promise Steering Committee
  • Business Leaders for an Educated Workforce, chair 2014
  • Campaign for Equal Justice, co-chair 2012 and 2013
  • MCO Futures Advisory Committee, member
  • Learn to Earn Dayton Leadership Council, member
  • Dayton Region New Market Fund, board member
  • United Way of Greater Dayton, 2008 campaign chair; Tocqueville Society member and past chair; past member of Board and Executive Committee
  • City of Oakwood Board of Zoning Appeals, past board member and chair
  • University of Dayton School of Law Advisory Council, past board member
  • Dayton Development Coalition, past board member
  • Downtown Dayton Partnership, past board member

Professional Activities

  • Dayton Area Board of Realtors, counsel
  • Five Rivers MetroParks, counsel
  • U.S. Bank, Dayton Advisory Board
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