Chris has over a decade of experience counseling clients in connection with a variety of real estate matters. He has broad experience advising on all types of complex commercial, communication infrastructure, healthcare, retail, multifamily and single-family real estate transactions across multiple jurisdictions.

Chris also advises individuals and entities engaged in the health care industry, with a particular focus on long-term care providers.  Chris’ experience includes representing owners, operators, and managers of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in connection with acquisitions, dispositions and financings.

He aims to be a trusted advisor by truly understanding a client’s business objectives and strives to build long-lasting relationships that endure well after a deal closes.

Chris earned his J.D. in 2009 from the University of Michigan Law School, and his Bachelor of Arts degrees in 2006 from Michigan State University.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2024)

  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Real Estate (2020 – present)

All Service Areas


  • University of Michigan Law School (2009)
  • Michigan State University (2006)

    B.A., with honors, International Relations and Psychology


  • State - Ohio
  • State - Michigan
  • State - Colorado (inactive status)

Notable Matters

  • Primary regional outside counsel to one of the nation’s largest communications infrastructure companies, routinely assisting the client with leases, easements, and fee purchases in the Midwest.

Speeches and Publications


Co-presenter, “The Complete Contract Guide for Real Estate Attorneys: Drafting, Review, and Negotiation Basics You Need to Know,” NBI Video Webinar, Nov. 30, 2021.

Moderator/Speaker, “Telecommunications Development and Leasing: If You Build It, Will They Come?” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 43rd Annual Real Estate Law Institute, Nov. 5, 2021.

Co-presenter, “Ohio Real Estate Closings from Start to Finish: Handle Real Estate Closings with Skill and Efficiency,” NBI On Demand Video, June 2021.

Presenter, “Not in My Back Yard,” Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland Educational Conference & Expo, Dec. 2018.

Moderator, “Can you dig it? Mineral Rights,” Panel of industry professionals, 39th Annual real Estate Law Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Real Estate Section, Nov. 2017.


Co-author, “Surrender, Surrender, But Don’t Give Yourself Away: Understanding a landlord’s damages for temporary repair costs at the end of a lease term,” Northeast Ohio Properties Magazine, Nov. 13, 2023.

Co-author, “Thanks for My CERCLA Liability, Dad!” Properties Magazine, July 2020.

Co-author, “Potential Transfer Tax + Real Estate Tax Changes on Entity Sales,” Properties Magazine, Nov. 2018.

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    2021 and 2017 Real Estate Law Institute Conference, Planning Committee Member

Community Involvement

  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church


  • Diocese of Cleveland CYO Athletics


  • Avon Little League