Christina M. Sprecher

Cincinnati
T 513.651.6105
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Christina is a member in the business department, and her practice focuses on corporate transactions and commercial real estate projects.  Christina works with a number of the nation’s premier retailers and lending institutions, real estate developers, restaurant owners, telecommunications companies, non-profits, and other private and public entities.  She represents clients in complex real estate acquisitions and dispositions, leasing transactions, including ground leases, real estate financing, and construction projects.  She also has extensive experience in handling all aspects of a corporate real estate portfolio for a national bank with assets in excess of $300 billion.

Christina routinely represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, developers, and investors in all phases of real estate transactions, including review of title, survey, environmental and zoning matters, negotiating REAs and resolving title defects.  She also assists retailers with ongoing property management issues, such as eminent domain negotiations, construction of tenant improvements, easement rights, assignment and subletting, permitted and exclusive use issues, and matters pertaining to operating covenants.

In addition to her law practice she has served on the Firm's Finance Committee and is active in the local community.  Most notable among her civic and charitable contributions is her service to the American Red Cross, Cincinnati Ballet Company, and American Heart Association.

Experience

  • Representation of corporate users of real estate regarding property acquisition, leasing, facility and property management, and disposition of excess property
  • Representation of a purchaser of industrial park property for construction of a multi-million dollar fulfillment center
  • Representation of corporate client in negotiation of a building lease in Southeast Asia
  • Representation of restaurant chain in acquiring locations throughout the region through lease or purchase
  • Representation of corporate clients in acquisition and disposition of shopping center, office, industrial, data center, and warehouse space
  • Representation of retailers, restaurant chains, financial institutions, developers and owners on commercial leases, including ground leases and sale-leaseback transactions
  • Representation of clients in the purchase and sale of business and assets, entity formation, and business strategy and planning
  • Representation of non-profit organization regarding leasing of its headquarters, including a long-term ground lease
  • Representation of clients in analyzing and addressing real estate title issues
  • Representation of clients in real estate disputes

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Inspiring Arts Volunteer of the Year, Inspire Cincinnati/Cincinnati Enquirer (2006)
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, WE Lead, Class II (2007 - 2008)
  • Cincinnati Ballet 45th Anniversary Honoree (2008)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XIV (2010)
  • Cincy Magazine, Cincy Leading Lawyer, Real Estate (2015)
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Leadership Cincinnati, Class 40 (2016 - 2017)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • American Heart Association, Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team (2015 - 2016); Open Your Heart Committee (2016 - present)
  • American Red Cross, Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region, Board of Directors, Board Officer and Chair of Leadership Development Committee (2011 - present)
  • Cincinnati Ballet Company, Board of Trustees & Executive Committee (2004 - 2012); BRAVO!, President (2004 - 2012); Sustaining Trustee (2012 - present); Étoile, Chair (2017 - present)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women, Board of Directors, Sponsorship Liaison (2017 - present)
  • Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, Member (2009 - 2015)
  • Xavier University, Williams College of Business, Executive Mentor (2007 - present) 

Non-FBT Publications and Events

“Steps to a Successful Real Estate Closing,”
Cincinnati Bar Association, 2001

“Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Buyer and Seller Perspectives,”
Cincinnati Bar Association, 2002

"Current Issues in Real Estate Law," Guest speaker at Legal Networking Event, Global Company with revenue in excess of $13 billion, 2006

"Didn't See that Coming: Implied Operating Covenants," Roundtable Leader, ICSC Law Conference, 2016

"The Clock is Ticking! Pop-Up Leasing in an Evolving Retail World," Presenter, ICSC OKIMP Retail Development & Law Symposium, 2017

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Sandra Jackson
Email
T 513.651.6797
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