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Kenneth P. Kreider


Ken's practice touches all areas of real estate development including financing, complex IRC 1031 transactions, real estate taxation, building and preservation code matters, rail/utility rights of way, renewable energy leases, sustainable building practices and related incentives, and climate change concerns, all instrumental to achieve superior results in a variety of client transactions. 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. Ken currently serves as co-leader of the firm's Real Estate Group.

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, Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights Vice Chair, 2015
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2012-2014
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2011-2019
  • Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Litigation- Real Estate Lawyer of the Year," 2018
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2018
  • 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
  • Union Village Development Company, Board of Directors
  • East Wing of Kenyon College Alpha Delta Phi, Board Secretary
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