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 Services. Riverbend Commercial Title Services 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 Services, the firm provides title insurance policies for purchasers and lenders and provides closing and escrow services.

Representative Work

Redevelopment of downtown surface parking facility into mixed-use project involving public parking, grocery store, and multifamily housing; public/private financing involving Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority and City of Cincinnati

Represented FC Cincinnati in the acquisition, entitlements, development and construction documentation for MLS expansion team, practice facility and new downtown stadium involving Cities of Cincinnati and Milford, and the Hamilton County and Clermont County Port Authorities

Redevelopment of an airport repurposed for hotel, retail, officies, single and multifamily housing; public/private financing with Greater Cincinnati Port Authority

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, 2007-2023

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year," 2021

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers’ Project Finance Lawyer of the Year," 2017, 2020, 2022

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers

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

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  • Best Lawyers - DPU 2022
  • Super Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Peer Review (Don't Delete)

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  • 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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