Development & Zoning

Experience

Conducted Conservation Easement Law Research

We were involved significantly in conservation easement law research, analysis and summation, specifically regarding the highly debated area of amendments to conservation easements. We were also involved in the petition and negotiation for amendments to an existing conservation easement encompassing 1000+ acres of land in Montana and in the process of the creation of two new conservation easements comprised of more than 630 acres of land.

Zoning, Leasing, Financing and Sale of Office Building

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. with respect to the acquisition, development, zoning, leasing, financing and sale of Rookwood Tower in the City of Norwood, Ohio.

Real Estate Leasing, Purchase, Sale and Development

Represented Fortune 100 company in various real estate matters, including the leasing, purchase, sale and development of its North American properties.

Zoning and Sale of Shopping Center

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. in the acquisition, zoning and sale of Harper’s Station in Hamilton County, Ohio

Zoning

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Rookwood Partners in obtaining PUD approval for 12 acre mixed use project in the City of Norwood, Ohio.

Zoning

Represented church and parochial school in land use and zoning matters.

Zoning

Dinsmore & Shohl represented The Procter & Gamble Company to ensure that proposed zoning map and text amendments would conform to existing and future uses of client’s property.

Zoning

Dinsmore & Shohl represented regional steel fabricator in obtaining zoning approval of client’s non-conforming use for development of a steel fabricating facility with Ohio River dock access

Zoning

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Presbyterian Church of Wyoming in obtaining zoning approval of client’s development plan for expansion of its existing church facility.

Representation of A Prominent Real Estate Developer in Multiple Lifestyle and Shopping Center Projects

We have represented Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. in a wide variety of projects, serving as project counsel with respect to more than $500 million worth of real estate projects in the last 10 years. We have advised the client on land use and entitlements for projects throughout the country, worked to secure financing and create ownership structures, counseled on all facets of development and construction, handled leasing for all varieties of retail and office centers, and handled the sale of centers upon the client’s request. Along the way, we have worked with numerous governmental entities to resolve infrastructure issues vital to our client’s projects, such as zoning, access and utilities. Among the projects we have worked on include Rookwood Commons in Ohio, where Brownfield sites were redeveloped, and we facilitated the issuance of a Covenant Not to Sue from the Ohio EPA. Overall, we have worked with the client on projects in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania.

Represented Design-builder in Construction of $200 Million Mixed Use Development

We represented a design-builder in negotiating and drafting construction and construction-related contracts for a new $200 million mixed use development in the City of Norwood that includes a parking garage, hotel, theater, and retail shops. The contracts were modified to include new construction reform provisions, which were being implemented during the negotiations phase.

Development of New LaRosa’s Restaurant

Served as project counsel for the development of a new freestanding LaRosa’s restaurant in Cold Spring, Kentucky. Representation included coordinating due diligence, closing on property acquisition and negotiating easement and development agreements.

Development of Medical Office Clinic

Served as project counsel to a group of physicians for the development of medical office clinic locations for a national dialysis services provider. Representation included structuring and closing on property acquisitions, coordinating due diligence, negotiating development and construction agreements, obtaining governmental approvals and leasing out the completed facility in accordance with Stark Law and HIPAA requirements.

Development of Medical Office Clinic

Served as project counsel to a design builder for the development of a medical office clinic location for a national dialysis services provider. Representation included structuring and closing on property acquisition, coordinating due diligence, negotiating development and construction agreements, obtaining governmental approvals and leasing out the completed facility in accordance with Stark Law and HIPAA requirements. Also negotiated and closed on a sale of the project following the completion of construction and lease commencement.

Development of Non-Profit Community Health Center

Served as project counsel to a non-profit health care provider for the development of its new $5.25 million community health center located in the West End of Cincinnati. Representation included securing federal grants and community development financing to facilitate the project, site selection services to ensure compliance with federal grant requirements, coordinating due diligence, title services to clear over $150,000 in liens from the property, negotiation with the City of Cincinnati to obtain a release of over $250,000 in additional liens burdening the property, structuring and closing on property acquisitions, negotiating construction contracts, obtaining governmental approvals, leasing out portions of the completed facility in accordance with Stark Law and HIPAA requirements and obtaining real estate tax exemption for the completed project.

Expansion and Development of Local Brewery

Served as project counsel to MadTree Brewing, LLC for the development of an $18 million production brewery, tap room and event center that will allow for the expansion of its annual brewing capacity from 25,000 barrels to 180,000 barrels. Representation included coordinating due diligence, closing on property acquisition and negotiating development agreements.

The Banks Project

Served as owner’s counsel to Nicol Investment Company on The Banks project on the downtown Cincinnati riverfront. Representation involves leasing and development matters with national and regional tenants, including first-to-market occupants, as well as the completion of one of the first vertical subdivisions in Hamilton County, Ohio, which distinguished as separate tax parcels the upper floor luxury apartments from the street level retail businesses.

City

Successfully prosecuted multiple property annexations for City in front of County Commissioners, including appeal to Court of Common Pleas.

Industrial Leasing

Represented Fortune 100 company in the site selection, due diligence and leasing of a 175,000 square foot regional manufacturing, warehouse and distribution center.