Our nationally recognized Real Estate practice provides innovative, practical counsel to help clients achieve their most critical goals – controlling risks and maximizing value on real property investments and assets. Our primary areas of practice include:

  • Real estate development
  • Ground lease and space lease agreements
  • Borrower and lender financing and capital markets transactions
  • Corporate real estate matters, including headquarter projects
  • Tax credits and other government incentives

Delivering innovative solutions to real estate issues and building collaborative, high performance teams are the hallmarks of our practice. Drawing from the collective experience of our wholly-owned subsidiary Project Management Consultants (PMC) and other practice areas such as construction, bankruptcy, tax, corporate, environmental and business litigation, we offer sophisticated counsel on real estate transactions of any size and complexity. We provide guidance on real estate litigation and settlement strategies, foreclosures, workouts, bankruptcies affecting other real estate investments, brownfields, eminent domain and land use matters.


Our clients come from every area of the real estate sector and include:

  • Developers
  • Property owners and managers
  • Corporate users
  • Financial institutions
  • Institutional investors
  • Private equity funds
  • Public and quasi-public entities, health care institutions and universities
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Our group is ranked among the top practices in The Legal 500 and ranked in the top tier in Ohio by Chambers & Partners. Five of our lawyers are members of the prestigious American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). One of our partners serves as counsel to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Committee. Several members of our real estate team serve in leadership roles in a broad range of key real estate industry organizations including the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA), Anglo-American Real Property Institute (AARPI), Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA), National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

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