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 Suburban Cincinnati Office Portfolio LLC for the $180 million acquisition of several Class A office buildings in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. KMK provided local counsel, zoning, financing, and title insurance services.
  • KMK represents SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. project financing on several of SunCoke's metallurgical coke and electrical co-generation facilities.
  • KMK's Real Estate Group handled all legal aspects during development of 84.51° LLC's 280,000 square-foot corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati. The mixed-use project also involved the City of Cincinnati and 3CDC and included a public parking garage.
  • KMK represented Fath Properties during numerous A-Level, multi-family property acquisitions and financings.
  • KMK's Real Estate Group worked directly 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 and separate practice facility in Milford, Ohio.


"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

AnchorDevelopment, LLC

Associated Bank


Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation

Cintas Corporation

The Community Builders, Inc.

Diamond Properties LLC

FC Cincinnati

Fath Management Company

First American Chicago

Gilligan Company

Housing Preservation, Inc.

Model Group

Neyer Properties

Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Inc.

Towne Properties

Wesbanco Inc.

Worldwide Equipment


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