Geoff Leder's practice includes representing a variety of corporate, individual and non-profit clients in all aspects of the development, disposition, acquisition, leasing, finance and construction of commercial real estate. Geoff has assisted clients with the development of residential, retail, commercial, and mixed-use properties and has helped attract and utilize various economic development incentives for those projects. In addition, Geoff has significant experience advising clients in the structuring, negotiating and closing of tax credit financing transactions, especially federal and state new markets tax credit, historic tax credit, transformational mixed-use credit, and opportunity zone financing. His practice also involves representing lenders, other lien holders and receivers in various foreclosure related matters, and other creditors' rights and distressed assets issues.  

Geoff is a member of the Board of Directors at Keating Muething & Klekamp and also serves on the firm’s Associate's Committee.

Representative Work

Assisting real estate developers and operating businesses to secure new markets tax credit allocations for their projects.

Representation of qualified businesses, investors and community development entities in numerous new markets tax credit transactions for projects in various states.

Representation of developers in transactions involving federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits.

Representation of developers looking to utilize opportunity zone investments.

Representation of real estate developers in the development, financing and leasing of quick-service restaurants and other retail stores.

Representation of real estate developer in acquisition of distressed hotel property in a large urban center.

Representation of property management group serving as a receiver of several large commercial development properties in foreclosure actions throughout southern Ohio.

Representation of national and regional banks in foreclosure actions.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincinnati Fire Foundation, Board Member, Secretary

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Board of Trustees, Secretary

Oyler School, A.P. Hampton Mentoring Program

Indian Hill Club, Board of Directors, Past Board Member

Awards & Recognition

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2022-2024

Named to Ohio Leading Lawyers, 2024

Named to Ohio Rising Stars, 2014-2018

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2010 Man of the Year, Tri-State Chapter

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Speaking Engagements

  • How Tax Credit Aspect of Project Works
    CBA Real Property Law CLE,
  • Incentives for Successful Preservation Projects
    Heritage Ohio Annual Conference,
  • The Competitive World of Economic Development Incentives: Growing Jobs, Attracting Talent, and Winning Your Business
    KMK Law Legal Update Seminar,
  • The Competitive World of Economic Development Incentives
    KMK Legal Update,
  • Incentives for a Successful Preservation Rehabilitation Project
    Heritage Ohio Annual Conference,
  • New Markets and Historic Tax Credits and Their Impact on Development Strategies
    Association of Corporate Counsel,

Other Publications

"The Feres Doctrine, Negligent Prenatal Care, and Injuries to the Children of Pregnant Military Servicewomen: Brown v. United States," University of Cincinnati Law Review, Spring 2008



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J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2008, magna cum laude, Law Review, Associate Member, 2006-2007, Law Review, Citations Editor, 2007-2008

B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2000, magna cum laude

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