Governmental restrictions on the use of land proliferate in today’s real estate development environment. However, regardless of your specific zoning concern, KMK’s real estate lawyers are equipped to help ensure that land-use and zoning policies are followed and that they work for you and your project—before you spend too much time and money on an unfeasible plan. While most clients immediately think of local zoning laws when they are contemplating a real estate project, land-use laws span all levels of government, including federal regulations that can have a major impact on your project.

At KMK, we bring deep experience with all levels of government and all phases of land-use and zoning. Our goal is to help you avoid unnecessary complications from the beginning, but we also regularly help clients who have run into an issue—from administrative proceedings to litigation.

Our lawyers are attuned to the nuances of zoning in the region. Our practice encompasses a variety of services, including:

  • Assist with governmental land-use regulation, including zoning codes, applications to change zoning regulations, building codes, eminent domain and regulatory takings
  • Handle complex litigation involving state, county, township and municipal legislative and administrative regulations including zoning litigation and eminent domain
  • Assist with historic preservation and other special land use overlay issues
  • Litigate cases in trial court, appellate court and in the Ohio Supreme Court
  • Governmental and public utility easements


"There is simply nobody else I would consider using in this market than Keating Muething & Klekamp. Their knowledge, creativity and relationships throughout the various planning, zoning and development agencies are unmatched in the region, and have delivered excellent results." -- James Thaxton, General Counsel, Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc.

Representative Clients

Cincinnati Capital Properties

CarMax Auto Super Stores

Corporex Companies, Inc.

Duke Realty Corporation

Great American Insurance Company

FC Cincinnati

Fischer Homes

Hal Homes, Inc.

Lane Oil Company

McDonald's Corporation

Northking Company, Ltd.

The Procter & Gamble Co.

TechSolve, Inc.

United Dairy Farmers, Inc.


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