Real Property


The Real Property Law Committee encourages members of the Association interested in real estate and land use law issues to meet and confer through this committee. It promotes the legal education of members of the Bar and the public concerning real estate and land use law issues through the sponsoring of CLE and other seminars and through its committee meetings.

A Message from the Chair

Donald K. Swartz

“Welcome to the Cincinnati Bar Association Real Property Law Committee. Our committee strives to provide timely professional education and networking opportunities to attorneys practicing residential and commercial real estate law. Speakers at our monthly lunch meetings cover a range of topics including leasing, loan transactions, tax and other development incentives, environmental issues, “green” building, zoning and land use, foreclosure, legislative updates and other current real estate issues. Members of the committee include a wide variety of practitioners from sole practitioners, to in-house counsel, to large firm attorneys, and each add to the committee discussions by contributing their experiences, insights and questions. Our committee also hosts the annual Real Property Law Institute each December and Nuts & Bolts of Real Property Law Seminar each Summer. I look forward to seeing you at our meetings and seminars!”

Donald K. Swartz - Swartz Law Office, LLC

Public Hearing Notice

Minutes, Handouts and Presentations

September Meeting: The New Proposed Federal Rule Regarding the Definition of “Waters of the United States".

April, 2014 Meeting: Minutes

October Meeting: Minutes, Presentation

August Meeting: Minutes, Overview, Order

July Meeting: Minutes, Handout 1, Land Contract

January 15, 2013 Minutes


2013 Real Property Law Practitioner of the Year Selected

Richard T. La Jeunesse has been selected at the 2013 Cincinnati Bar Association’s Real Property Law Practitioner of the Year. Richard practices at Graydon Head & Ritchey in the areas of real estate, environmental, construction and international law. The award, in its sixth year, is presented annually to a practitioner with outstanding achievement, contribution, and leadership in the practice of real property law at the annual Real Property Law seminar, held this year on Dec. 13.

“Richard has been a high-quality real estate attorney for more than three decades, known for his thoughtfulness and thoroughness. He was one of the first local real estate attorneys to recognize the importance of environmental implications on the real estate practice in the early 1980s,” said Richard Oberschmidt, Frost Brown Todd.

“Richard La Jeunesse represents everything you would expect in an attorney at the top of his profession. I am truly fortunate to have had the benefit of Richard’s assistance and counsel in numerous complex matters,” said Charles H. Pangburn III, senior vice president and general counsel of UC Health.

Prior award winners include:

Richard T. Lauer, Robbins Kelly Patterson & Tucker (2008)
Michael N. Barnett, Western & Southern Life Insurance Co. (2009)
E. Richard Oberschmidt, Frost Brown Todd LLC (2009)
W. Russell Wilson, Frost Brown Todd LLC. (2009)
P. Reid Lemasters, Frost Brown Todd LLC (2010)
Noel M. Morgan, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati (2011)
G. Robert Hines (2012)

May 17, 2012 Minutes

July 19, 2012 Minutes

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