Emily Schott assists clients with commercial real estate matters, including the acquisition, sale, financing, development and leasing of commercial properties. She represents borrowers and lenders in financing transactions, landlords and tenants in leasing matters, and purchasers and sellers in property transfers.

In addition to her experience negotiating conventional financing, Emily has advised both lenders and borrowers with respect to construction and permanent loan documentation for low-income housing tax credit and new market tax credit transactions.

Emily has also represented owners, architects and contractors in connection with the negotiation of construction contracts and architect agreements, particularly AIA documents.

Prior to joining KMK Law, Emily worked as an Associate at a large Ohio-based law firm and at a national law firm in San Antonio, Texas. She earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School in 2014 and her B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, in 2011.

Emily currently serves as co-chair of the firm's Women's Initiative Committee and is a member of the KMK Service Committee. 

Representative Work

Representation of developer in sale of $73MM multi-family apartment community located in Texas.

Representation of lenders in connection with construction and term loans financing both market-rate and low-income multi-family, retail, and industrial projects. Loan size between $5MM and $100MM.

Representation of Delaware statutory trusts in connection with acquisitions of portfolios of single-tenant retail parcels to be used as replacement property for investors’ 1031 exchanges. 

Representation of developers in connection with projects financed by new markets tax credits.

Representation of developers in connection with retail, industrial, and office leasing matters.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cancer Support Community, Board Member

Corryville Catholic School, Advisory Committee

St. Elizabeth Foundation, Gift of Health and Samaritan Committee, 2018-Present

Blessed Sacrament Church, Violinist, 2018-Present

Awards & Recognition

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2022-2024

  • 2024 Best Lawyers Ones to Watch

News & Resources

Other Publications

The 2017 A201 Deskbook, Chapter 8: Article 8 Time, © 2017, American Bar Association


Blog Posts



What was your first job?
My first job was working at a pottery painting studio. I would head to the studio after school and help the customers pick out their pieces and colors and brushes. It was such a relaxing and fun way to spend evenings, and I loved the creative outlet.

Where/how did you meet your significant other?
My husband and I met at a young professionals networking event while I was living in San Antonio, Texas. Fast forward a couple years later, and we moved back to my hometown in Northern Kentucky (with the compromise that we would always own a smoker so that he could make his own Texas BBQ!)

What do you think is Cincinnati’s best-kept secret?
Cincinnati’s best kept secret is the community. Cincinnati is a place where you know your neighbors, you waive to passersby while walking down the road, and you are six (or maybe two?) degrees of separation from everyone you meet. It is a great place to grow up and to raise a family.


  • Ohio
  • Texas


J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 2014

B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2011

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