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Kenneth P. Kreider


Ken helps business clients structure and close major transactions involving the acquisition, development, finance or disposition of real estate.  His diverse experience with tenant in common syndications, complex IRC 1031 transactions, real estate taxation, building and preservation code matters, and rail/utility rights of way is instrumental in achieving superior results in a variety of client transactions.  He leads the KMK Green Team which focuses on sustainable building practices, related incentives, and climate change issues.  Ken was named a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is certified as a specialist in Business, Commercial and Industrial Real Property Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.  He is a licensed title insurance agent and serves as Executive Vice President, Chairman of the Board, and Agent for Riverbend Commercial Title Agency, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KMK.

Representative Matters

  • Ohio transactional counsel on IPO related financing for a large industrial company
  • Acting as Ohio transactional counsel in all development projects for a large multinational retail chain
  • Representing a national industrial services company in all of its facility, acquisition, leasing and disposition activity across North America
  • Acting as local development counsel on a large neighborhood housing redevelopment under the HUD HOPE VI Program
  • Advise legacy companies on disposition of former railroad right of ways throughout the Midwest
  • Assisting a national developer in the land acquisition, financing and development of sports clubs, hospitality facilities and hotels throughout the eastern United States
  • Representing a manufacturer in a building code dispute before the Ohio Board of Building Appeals

Awards & Recognitions

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, State Bankruptcy Vice Chair, 2015
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2012-2014
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2016
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class VII (2000), Fellow


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Professional & Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Real Property Committee (past Chair)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Committee on Specialist Certification
  • Cincinnati Ohio Historic Conservation Board (1998-2013)
  • Society for the Preservation of Music Hall, Board of Trustees
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6579
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1989; cum laude, Executive Editor, University of Cincinnati Law Review
  • B.A., Kenyon College, 1986; cum laude