Hamid H. Sheikh, Jr.

Partner Cincinnati


As a seasoned real estate partner at Taft, Hamid advises clients on all aspects of commercial real estate and has developed a core client base in the multifamily and retail industries. His extensive experience with multifamily and retail transactions allows him to better foresee, understand and mitigate the risks that challenge his clients’ businesses and investments. Additionally, with his entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law, Hamid stays abreast of market developments and appreciates the importance of being responsive and pragmatic in order to get the deal closed.

Hamid’s practice includes representing syndicators, developers, Fortune 500 companies, lenders, family offices, joint ventures, investors and privately-held companies on their acquisition, financing, development, leasing, management and disposition of apartment communities, shopping centers, health care facilities, industrial developments, office buildings and agricultural properties.

In addition to his real estate practice, Hamid regularly advises his clients on business law issues broadly ranging from the negotiation of organizational and joint venture documents and other business contracts to advising them on litigation and pre-litigation conflict resolution.

Prior to joining Taft, Hamid was a partner at a prominent U.S. law firm and the general counsel for a multifamily syndicator, each with a large presence in the South and Midwest.

Hamid graduated with his law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Kentucky College of Law and graduated with his accounting and finance degrees, summa cum laude, from the University of Kentucky College of Business.


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

All Service Areas


  • University of Kentucky College of Law (2013)

    summa cum laude

  • University of Kentucky (2010)

    summa cum laude


  • State - Kentucky

Notable Matters

  • Multifamily Acquisition and Financing. Lead counsel for purchaser in the acquisition and financing of seven multifamily properties in Ohio and Indiana with a purchase price in excess of $50 million. The acquisition was structured in a tax efficient manner, the equity was raised through syndication and the debt was a combination of agency and bridge loans.
  • Retail Acquisition and Ground Leases. Lead counsel for a publicly traded retailer entering a new market through its asset acquisition of thirteen stores in Nevada and Arizona and new ground leases for each location.
  • Build to Suit Industrial Lease. Lead counsel for a publicly traded steel producer in the negotiations of a build to suit lease for a new manufacturing facility in Tennessee.
  • Multifamily Joint Venture. Lead counsel for a multifamily syndicator in the negotiations of a joint venture agreement and a property management agreement for the acquisition of two properties in North Carolina with a purchase price of $35 million.
  • Shopping Center Redevelopment. Lead counsel for a publicly traded retailer in a multi-year effort to redevelop a shopping center in Kentucky to allow for new construction and new retail activity.
  • Distillery Development. Lead counsel for the developer of a bourbon distillery in its acquisition of land in Kentucky pursuant to an economic development program, and advised the developer on the property’s zone change.
  • Multifamily Refinance and Disposition. Lead counsel for an owner of an apartment community in Louisiana with a maturing agency loan that had to be refinanced with bridge debt prior to the property being sold for a purchase price in excess of $28 million.