Kegler Brown’s high-profile real estate practice receives regular honors from rating and review services in the legal industry. One such publication, Best Lawyers, consistently recognizes our firm’s capabilities in real estate disputes, particularly in the area of land use and zoning litigation. In this area, we have earned recognition as the “Top Listed” practice in Columbus, and director Catherine Cunningham has been honored as “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbus multiple times, most recently in 2018. A global publication, Chambers USA, has also honored both Catherine and our real estate practice as a whole, noting “The attorneys' strengths are intelligence, diligence, experience in a wide range of real estate ownership and financing issues, and a sense of urgency in resolving matters quickly.”

Few lawyers represent their clients in all aspects of real property, land use, zoning and development like the attorneys at Kegler Brown. We represent clients from commencement before the local government throughout the entire litigation process. Our comprehensive team understands the diverse needs of our clients and the specific areas of the law associated with development, including zoning, environmental, transactional, tax and contract matters.

To provide continuity on matters relating to the acquisition, transfer, development and use of land, we represent private property owners, developers and local governments in all courts; we also litigate issues involving development, tax incentives and real property taxes. Our representation includes such issues as annexation and administrative zoning decisions (e.g., permits; conditional use; variance; development plan approval; and the subdivision and platting of land). We represent both public and private owners in eminent domain cases and have represented clients before the Board of Revision, the Board of Tax Appeals and throughout courts in Ohio on real property tax matters.

Our Services

  • General litigation
  • Legislative actions
  • Administrative proceedings
  • Quasi-judicial proceedings
  • Appeal of administrative determinations
  • Original actions
  • Eminent domain and condemnation proceedings
  • Representation before Board of Revision / Board of Tax Appeals

Our Clients

We serve private property owners, developers, local governments and political subdivisions in administrative, quasi-judicial and judicial proceedings in all courts and on all matters related to development. We also represent local governments in matters involving annexation, zoning and land use.

Contact Us

For more information on our real estate and land use litigation services, please contact Catherine A. Cunningham.