Biography

Ken's practice touches all areas of real estate development including financing, real estate taxation, building and preservation code matters, rail/utility rights of way, renewable energy leases, sustainable building practices and incentives, and climate change concerns, all instrumental to achieve superior results in a variety of client transactions. 

Ken has transactional experience with Opportunity Zones, New Market Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, shopping center acquisitions, and major league sports facility developments. 

Ken was named a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is certified as a specialist in Business, Commercial and Industrial Real Property Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. He is a licensed title insurance agent and serves as Executive Vice President, Chairman of the Board, and Agent for Riverbend Commercial Title Agency, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KMK. Ken currently serves as co-leader of the firm's Real Estate Group.

Representative Work

Development and financing of craft brewing facilities 

Office Leasing on Class A high-rise and suburban projects 

Development and financing of MLS Stadium 

Construction financing of a National League Baseball Stadium 

Ohio transactional counsel on IPO related financing for a large industrial company

Acting as local development counsel on a large neighborhood housing redevelopment using LIHTC

Advise legacy companies on disposition of former railroad right of ways throughout the Midwest

Representing a manufacturer in a building code dispute before the Ohio Board of Building Appeals

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association, Real Property Committee (past Chair)

Ohio State Bar Association, Committee on Specialist Certification

Cincinnati Ohio Historic Conservation Board (1998-2013)

Society for the Preservation of Music Hall, Board of Trustees

Union Village Development Company, Board of Directors

East Wing of Kenyon College Alpha Delta Phi, Board Secretary

Awards & Recognition

American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow

American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights Chair, 2008 - present

Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2012-2014

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2011-2020

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Litigation- Real Estate Lawyer of the Year," 2018

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2018

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class VII (2000), Fellow

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Best Lawyers - KPK 2018
  • Super Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Peer Review (Don't Delete)

News & Resources

Speaking Engagements

Blogs

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Education

J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1989, cum laude, Executive Editor, University of Cincinnati Law Review

B.A., Kenyon College, 1986, cum laude

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