Biography

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 incentives for those projects. In addition, Geoff has significant experience advising clients in the structuring, negotiating and closing of tax credit financing transactions, especially new markets tax credit, historic tax credit and opportunity zone financing. His practice also involves representing lenders, other lien holders and receivers in various foreclosure related matters.  

Prior to attending law school, Geoff was Vice President of Print and New Media for Hammerhead Communications, a web and print marketing and communications company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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 suburban retail properties.

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

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Board of Trustees

Oyler School, A.P. Hampton Mentoring Program

Indian Hill Club Board of Directors, General Counsel, Past Board Member

Youth Soccer Coach

Walnut Hills High School Environmental Mentorship Program

Awards & Recognition

Named to Ohio Rising Stars, 2014-2018

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

News & Resources

Speaking Engagements

  • How Tax Credit Aspect of Project Works
    CBA Real Property Law CLE, 12.08.2017
  • Incentives for Successful Preservation Projects
    Heritage Ohio Annual Conference, 10.18.2017
  • The Competitive World of Economic Development Incentives
    KMK Legal Update, 12.14.2016
  • Incentives for a Successful Preservation Rehabilitation Project
    Heritage Ohio Annual Conference, 10.12.2016
  • New Markets and Historic Tax Credits and Their Impact on Development Strategies
    Association of Corporate Counsel, 05.26.2016
  • 03.25.2014

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

Blogs

Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

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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