Real Estate Construction


Development of Residential Subdivisions

Client: Sunesis Construction Co.

We serve as development counsel for Sunesis Construction Co. and its affiliate entities in the creation of new residential subdivision developments throughout the Cincinnati area. These developments include single family detached homes, townhomes, and multifamily components and frequently require the establishment of multi-neighborhood homeowners associations to govern dealings between the respective components as well as their residents. Representation includes performing due diligence activities including zoning analysis, facilitating the procurement of governmental economic incentives, evaluating and resolving title issues, obtaining title insurance through Mercantile Title Agency (Dinsmore’s wholly owned title agency), structuring and closing on property acquisitions to create assemblage parcels, establishing a homeowners association, and negotiating easement rights, municipal funding agreements, joint venture agreements, construction loan documents and lot sale agreements. 

National Development Counsel for Senior Living Developer / Operator

Client: Cameron General Contractors and Resort Lifestyle Communities

We serve as national development counsel for Cameron General Contractors and Resort Lifestyle Communities, which are affiliated entities currently among the most active developer/operators of senior living retirement communities in the United States. To date, we have handled the acquisition and development of more than 20 such retirement communities in a variety of locations from the east coast to the Pacific Northwest, as well as numerous places in between.  Our work encompasses all phases of the ground-up development process, including site selection, due diligence, land acquisition, securing zoning and other governmental approvals, obtaining governmental incentives, negotiating municipal and private development and cost-sharing agreements and obtaining both construction and permanent financing. 

Obtained a $1 Million-Plus Settlement for Our Client

We obtained a settlement in excess of $1 million for our client in a large, complex action against a public owner for concurrent delay, interference, changed conditions, unenforceable liquidated damages and breach of contract in relation to the construction of a waste water treatment facility. The case involved significant understanding of the project’s technical components, exchange of documents, multiple experts and culminated in a day-long mediation.

Property Acquisition and Construction Projects

Represented a national financial institution in the multiple transactions, including over $9.2 million in acquisitions and $5.3 million in construction projects for projects located throughout Ohio, including in Reynoldsburg, West Chester, Canton, Evendale, Grove City and Upper Arlington.

Prepared construction contracts for a major national facilities expansion for a NYSE-traded company

Our client, a national retail services company, undertook a major national facilities expansion. Mr. Hahn prepared the construction contracts for the design professional and contractor, and tailored them to work for a national rollout of each retail location.

Prepared Construction Contracts for an Office Tower and Hotel Complex in Columbus

We represented a developer in the drafting of construction and design contracts for a high-rise office building, high-rise hotel and garage complex in downtown Columbus.