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

Andrew C. Emmert

“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!”

Andrew C. Emmert - Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc

2014 Real Property Law Practitioner of the Year Selected

Stanley L. Stanford of Cohen Todd Kite & Stanford LLC has been selected as recipient of the 2014 CBA Real Property Law Practitioner of the Year Award. Stan has practiced law for over 50 years, with an emphasis in residential loan closings and resolving difficult title problems. Over the years, he closed real estate loans for every major bank and lending institution in the Cincinnati area. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law and served in the U.S. Marine Corps before attending law school. Stan is known among his colleagues for his professionalism and generosity. The CBA is thrilled to recognize Stan for his outstanding contributions and wonderful career. The award will be presented at the December 12 Real Property law Institute.

Prior award winners include:

Richard T. La Jeunesse, Esq., Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP (2013)

G. Robert Hines, Esq. (2012)

Noel M. Morgan, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati (2011)

P. Reid Lemasters, Frost Brown Todd LLC (2010)

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)

Richard T. Lauer, Robbins Kelly Patterson & Tucker (2008)

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


May 17, 2012 Minutes

July 19, 2012 Minutes

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