For more than 30 years, Dan Utt has helped real estate owners, developers, investors, landlords, tenants and lenders navigate the issues and considerations associated with real estate development and general business law matters. Dan has significant experience with a broad range of real estate transactions, including the following:

  • Residential, retail, commercial, and mixed-use developments
  • Office, commercial and industrial building projects
  • Acquisition, development and loan transactions for senior living and multi-family communities
  • Evaluation and implementation of public and private incentives for real estate development
  • Office, commercial and shopping center development and lease transactions
  • Zoning and land-use planning matters
  • Representation of general contractors and builders
  • Organization of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies for a variety of transactions
  • IRC 1031 Transactions and Exchanges

Dan is a licensed title insurance agent and is an authorized agent for Riverbend Commercial Title Agency. Riverbend Commercial Title Agency is an authorized agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company.  Through Riverbend Commercial Title Agency, the firm provides title insurance policies for purchasers and lenders and provides closing and escrow services.

Dan currently serves as co-leader of the firm's Real Estate Group.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Ohio Land Title Association

Ohio Bar Association

University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Real Estate Center BEARE Board Member

Actively involved as a board member and coach for youth football and girls’ lacrosse organizations in Mariemont and Southern Ohio

Awards & Recognition

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 10 years

Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2016

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2019

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers’ Project Finance Lawyer of the Year," 2017

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers

Selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law by American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel

  • Best Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Best Lawyers - DPU 2018
  • Super Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Peer Review (Don't Delete)

News & Resources


  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, summa cum laude, Executive Editor of Law Review, 1986

B.S., Business Administration, Bowling Green State University, 1983

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