Each real estate transaction is as different as the individuals involved in the project, so each requires a nimble legal team with substantial specific experience and the creativity to keep projects on track—combined with access to talented legal minds across numerous areas of the law to quickly address any unexpected matters that arise.

KMK's Real Estate Group is comprised of lawyers with collective experience in all aspects of real property law including land development, leasing, zoning and land use, sales and acquisitions, real estate taxation and tax exemption, project finance, New Markets Tax Credit, opportunity zones, 1031 exchanges and tenant-in-common (TIC) structured transactions, environmental, economic development and government affairs, and site selection analysis.

We pride ourselves on evaluating each project and developing a plan that can be implemented on time and within budget requirements. We represent large and mid-size corporate clients and individuals. We also regularly represent buyers and sellers of large multi-family and mixed-use developments.

We have significant experience in the acquisition, development and financing of many sophisticated real estate projects in Greater Cincinnati, including downtown office towers, suburban office parks, retail shopping centers and malls, office/warehouse industrial parks and residential subdivisions.

Real estate commercial law can be highly complex, with nearly unlimited options for the creative minded. Our entrepreneurial-minded attorneys thrive in such an environment. In fact, we have a reputation for regularly guiding clients through even the most complex real estate transactions while always keeping our clients’ best interests front-of-mind.

Representative Transactions

  • KMK represented Medpace Inc. on the development, incentives, and public finance in connection with the expansion of the Medpace Corporate Campus, including the Summit Hotel. The Medpace Campus project (a mixed use corporate HQ, hotel, and public parking garage) required complex financing structures involving the State of Ohio, the City of Cincinnati, and the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority. 
  • KMK represented Model Group in the redevelopment and financing of the $81 million renovation and redevelopment of the Mercantile Center and Mercantile Library buildings in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. KMK’s representation included structuring and negotiation of all aspects of acquisition, development and financing for the project. Project financing included several tax-advantaged features, including conservation easement, state and federal historic tax credits, state and federal opportunity zone incentives, and state transformational mixed use credits.

  • KMK Law served as lead counsel during PLK’s development of Factory 52, a mixed use development in Norwood, Ohio at the former US Playing Card’s Facility. This mixed-use development includes apartment homes, restaurants, bars and breweries, a pickle ball facility, and other amenities. We acted as counsel for matters pertaining to real estate, zoning (including right-of-way vacation), real estate tax incentives, commercial leasing, liquor licensing and environmental matters. This is an ongoing engagement.

  • KMK Law served as lead counsel during PLK’s development of ILA Hyde Park, a 51-unit sustainable residential community built along the Wasson Way hike and bike trail in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.  We acted as counsel for matters pertaining to real estate, zoning (including right-of-way vacation), real estate tax incentives, OAQDA Bonds and environmental matters. This is an ongoing engagement.

  • KMK represents Mobile Infrastructure Corporation, owner of 43 parking assets throughout the United States; representation includes structuring, acquisition, and financing of garage facilities in multiple locations.
  • KMK represented Fath Properties during numerous A-Level, multi-family property acquisitions and financings.

  • KMK's Real Estate Group teamed with FC Cincinnati leadership on the real estate acquisitions, entitlements, governmental authorizations, and construction process for FC Cincinnati’s new, urban Major League Soccer Stadium in the West End of Cincinnati, the practice facility in Milford, Ohio, and the mixed use area being developed at the Liberty and Central Parkway corner.


"Enters the rankings following impressive market support for its broad commercial real estate practice. Areas of strength include financing and development, low income tax credits and public-private partnerships."Chambers USA

Representative Clients


Al. Neyer, LLC

Associated Bank


Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation

Cintas Corporation


The Community Builders, Inc.

Essential Growth Properties

FC Cincinnati

Fath Management Company

Gilligan Company

Housing Preservation, Inc.

Model Group

Neyer Properties

PLK Communities, LLC

Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Inc.

STNL Development

Towne Properties

United Dairy Farmers, Inc.

Wesbanco Inc.


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