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Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan has a long and distinguished history of representing clients in real estate related matters dating back to the firm's founding in 1931. We represent a wide range of clients, from developers to governmental agencies, in real estate matters. We have been at the forefront of municipal and township zoning issues ever since zoning legislation and subdivision regulations were first adopted in Northeast Ohio.


We have extensive experience representing developers in all aspects of real estate development, including commercial and residential projects. We have litigated zoning and appropriation matters from the local courts all the way to the United States Supreme Court. We engage in mediating zoning and appropriation cases between governmental agencies and developers and land owners.


We have a significant involvement in construction litigation both at the governmental and private developer levels. We regularly engage in easement and appropriation matters on the public as well as private side of transactions. We assist in and advise our clients on Tax Incremental Financing, Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund Grants, Community Reinvestment Area development projects and other incentivized development.


We also counsel our clients on the environmental issues present in the development, sale, lease, acquisition of real estate. This includes helping our clients develop land and natural resources, while aiding clients in the management of environmental risks, obtaining the necessary wetland and stream impact permits, complying with surface water management, air, and water regulations, Voluntary Action Programs, and obtaining grants to pay for demolition and remediation of Brownfield sites. We also assist developers in the removal and/or re-location of oil and gas easements, wells, and right-of-ways, and when necessary, aid in the extension of sanitary sewers and water mains in developing areas of the state, including appearing before Health Districts and Health Boards regarding on-site sewage systems.