David J. Lindner

Partner | Cleveland

Real Estate & Construction Practice Group Leader

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About David:

I am a transactional attorney and serve as the Real Estate & Construction Practice Group Leader at Buckingham. I handle the buying, selling, leasing, development and financing of real estate for business clients. My clients look to me for my expertise in negotiating and drafting contracts and leases, resolving title issues and closing deals.


I use many different approaches to help my clients optimize their real estate investments, whether it is subleasing warehouse space or converting an existing building to a commercial condominium. I work together with in-house counsel, architects, brokers, project managers and other members of the client’s real estate team to address every aspect of a transaction.


From sophisticated national tenants to first-time owners and developers, I work to minimize your risks while ensuring your real estate needs are met.



  • Serves as Buckingham's Real Estate & Construction Practice Group Leader
  • Represents owners, developers, contractors and governmental entities in all facets of residential and commercial real estate, including acquisition and disposition, financing, development, leasing, zoning and condominium law
  • Previously practiced with Ulmer & Berne, LLP
  • Represented seller of apartment and mobile home portfolio worth $16.8 MM in Las Vegas, NV
  • Represented tenant in 15,000 s.f. office lease in Atlanta, GA
  • Represented tenant in 30,000 s.f. industrial property in San Jose, CA
  • Represented tenant in leasing and build out of music academy, a 40,000 square feet rental / 15 years / $46 million rent and a construction contract for $8 Million. 218 W. 18th Street – New York, NY

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • The Ohio State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1995)


  • Ohio

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2009-2024)
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2013, 2015-2016), as voted by his peers
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® - Rising Star™ (2006-2007, 2011-2012), as voted by his peers


  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Real Estate Section, Chair
  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • "The impact of the pandemic on commercial real estate transactions," Buckingham Webinar (2020)
  • “What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad: Managing Claims And Disputes – Keeping The Job Progressing,” Lorman Education Services (2011)
  • “Liens and Encumbrances Affecting Real Estate,” OSBA (2009)
  • “Condominium Law,” CMBA (2007)
  • “Developing and Managing Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations,” NBI Seminar (2006)
  • “Condominium and Planned Community Practice in Ohio,” Lorman Seminar (206)
  • “Real Estate Contracts in Ohio,” NBI Seminar (2004)


Our attorneys will provide a collaborative, thoughtful approach to your legal needs. We look forward to connecting with you.