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Monica L. Gearding
Partner

MONICA L. GEARDING is a partner in the Real Estate and Business & Finance Practice Groups of Taft. She received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, graduating cum laude.

Monica focuses her practice on real estate matters, with an emphasis on real estate development, construction contracting and financing, broker licensing, governmental incentives and commercial lending. Her experience includes a wide range of matters, relating to significant single family, condominium, hotel, office, retail and mixed use development projects, including:

  • entity formation and ownership structuring
  • equity and debt structuring
  • consulting agreements
  • development agreements and professional and construction related agreements
  • commercial real estate sales and acquisitions and ground lease structuring
  • title and zoning matters
  • negotiation of acquisition and construction financing
  • development incentives (NMTC, LIHTC, JEDD/JEDZ and TIF’s)
  • property management
  • commercial leasing

Monica is an Executive Committee Member of the Urban Land Institute of Cincinnati and Chair of ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. She is  also a member of the firm’s Professional Women’s Resource Group (PWRG), an alumni of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s WE Lead program and a contributing author to the Lexis Practice Advisor, Real Estate Module section on Broker Licensing and Property Management.