David J. Lindner
I am a transactional attorney. 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.
- 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
- Education & Admissions
- The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio (J.D., 2001)
- The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (B.A., magna cum laude, 1995)
- Ohio Bar
- Awards & Honors
- Listed by Best Lawyers in America® (2009-2019)
- 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
- Professional & Civic
- Member: American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
- Member: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Chair: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Real Estate Section
- Member: Ohio State Bar Association
- Presentations &
- <strong>Presentations:</strong> <ul> <li>“What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad: Managing Claims And Disputes – Keeping The Job Progressing,” Lorman Education Services (2011)</li> <li>“Liens and Encumbrances Affecting Real Estate,” OSBA (2009)</li> <li>“Condominium Law,” CMBA (2007)</li> <li>“Developing and Managing Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations,” NBI Seminar (2006)</li> <li>“Condominium and Planned Community Practice in Ohio,” Lorman Seminar (206)</li> <li>“Real Estate Contracts in Ohio,” NBI Seminar (2004)</li> </ul> <strong>Publications:</strong> <ul> <li>"<a href="http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170223/BLOGS05/170229905/how-to-spot-and-avoid-three-common-tenant-insurance-traps-in">How to spot and avoid three common tenant insurance traps in commercial leases</a>," <em>Crain's Cleveland</em> (2017)</li> <li>"You Want Me to Pay for What?" <em>Properties Magazine</em> (2016)</li> <li>Residential Mechanics’ Liens Can Turn a Dream Project into a Nightmare, but There Are Remedies,” <em>Properties Magazine</em> (2011)</li> <li>“Do Owners’ Associations Need to Comply with ADA?,” <em>Properties Magazine</em> (2011)</li> <li>“Ohio May Require Disclosure of Methamphetamine Contamination,” <em>Properties Magazine</em> (2011)</li> <li>“Law Gives Homeowners' Associations New Powers, Responsibilities,” <em>Properties Magazine</em> (2010)</li> <li>“The Ohio Supreme Court Holds That Good Intentions Are Not Enough When Seeking a Charitable Exemption from Real Estate Taxes,” <em>Properties Magazine</em> (2010)</li> <li>"Condominiums – Not Just for Retirees Anymore,” <em>Properties Magazine</em> (2007)</li> <li>“Tax Valuation Challenges – What is A Condominium Association To Do?” <em>Properties Magazine</em> (2005)</li> <li>“Recent Developments in Commercial Real Estate Taxation,” <em>Properties Magazine</em></li> <li>“Ohio’s New Condominium Law: An Overview of the Changes,” <em>Properties Magazine</em></li> </ul>