Real Estate Attorney, Graig E. Kluge, joins Buckingham’s Cleveland Office

[June 1, 2020, Cleveland, Ohio] Buckingham is pleased to announce that attorney, Graig E. Kluge, has joined the Firm’s Cleveland office as a Partner in the Real Estate and Construction practice group.

Graig, an experienced real estate attorney, has most recently served as the Assistant Director of Law for the City of Cleveland where he provided legal counsel to the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Board of Building Standards and the Office of Professional Management. While there, he was responsible for preparing millions of dollars of vendor contracts, leases, sale agreements, easements and license agreements for the Department of Utilities and the Department of Public Works.

Graig’s previous roles also include the Senior Director of Real Estate and Development for University Circle, Inc. and a Project Manager for the Cleveland Clinic.  Graig’s experience includes negotiating multi-million dollar legal agreements, including extensive negotiations of commercial property, and handling complex zoning issues with his deep knowledge of the Cleveland Zoning Code and zoning requirements.

“Graig is an exceptional addition to our growing real estate & construction practice,” said Buckingham’s Cleveland office partner-in-charge, John Swansinger.  “He has led multimillion dollar acquisitions, dispositions, leases and development projects, and has been involved in closing over $50MM in property and building purchases, lease negotiations and construction projects. He brings impressive talent as both a business advisor and real estate lawyer. We are lucky to have him.”

Graig joins a strong group of attorneys at Buckingham who serve clients ranging from middle market businesses to Fortune 500 companies in Ohio and throughout the country. In the last six months, Buckingham has added more than ten attorneys across all three offices; Graig is the latest addition of top talent to join the Firm.

“I am proud to have Graig join Buckingham with his impressive skill set and enthusiasm for supporting our clients,” said Steve Dimengo, Buckingham’s Managing Partner. “Buckingham continues to add distinguished attorneys like Graig to provide clients with valuable resources, strategic guidance, and top-notch legal services.”

Graig received his juris doctorate, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University, School of Law. To learn more about Graig, visit

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