Chris is a member of the firms’ Commercial Real Estate and Construction practice groups. He is licensed in Ohio and Kentucky. Chris focuses his practice on advising public and private clients on the purchase, sale, lease, construction, and development of their commercial properties and businesses. Recent projects include:
- Representation of municipality in expansion of 200+ acre industrial park, including all matters related to real estate acquisition, disposition, annexation, and development.
- Representation of one of the largest property owners in Southwestern Ohio in numerous multi-million-dollar construction and real estate projects, working with custom, AIA, and DBIA project forms and various delivery methods.
- Representation of various Owners and Contractors in construction projects and litigation matters ranging in size from $100,000 to $50,000,000 for industrial, hotel, school, gym, restaurant, and office uses.
- Representation of private owner in large-scale energy development project as construction counsel
- Representation of public sector and private client school districts as construction counsel
Industries & Practices
University of Louisville, B.S.B.A., Marketing (2012)
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., cum laude; Supervising Editor of Journal of Law & Education (2015)
Class of 2024, Leadership Northern Kentucky
Member, Kentucky Bar Association Construction & Public Contract Law Section
Northern Kentucky Bar Association - Young Lawyer Section
University of Louisville Cincinnati Alumni Club
Member, Cincinnati Bar Association
Member, Kentucky Bar Association
Outstanding Coordinator, Kentucky Young Lawyers Division (2019)
Outside The Office
Right away, Chris Groeschen strikes you as a guy who makes friends easily and keeps them. He likes finding out what people are interested in. One of his favorite concepts, one that often comes up in conversations about what matters to him, is community.
Chris grew up in Taylor Mill, Kentucky. He went to St. Anthony School in Latonia, where he was one of 17 kids to graduate from the eighth grade. Two of his classmates were in his wedding, and he still maintains close relationships with most of his classmates.
Chris graduated from University of Louisville, where he met his wife, Meg. He and Meg are ardent Louisville Cardinal fans and try to get back to Louisville to visit friends whenever possible.
He stayed at U of L through law school. He had never known any lawyers, but he had a sense that lawyers play key roles in their communities. “I had this idea that lawyers are building blocks for communities. You can have a hand in everything. Lawyers help people start businesses, help resolve disputes, on and on.”
He tells a story about the kind of lawyer he aims to be. One of his college summer jobs was as a beer delivery guy, hauling kegs in and out of basements at bars throughout Northern Kentucky, often in buildings 150 years old and older. One of the first real estate projects he worked on as an attorney involved the redevelopment of that store into an upscale condominium project, which is now one of many successful redevelopment projects in the River Cities.
“I wanted to get into commercial real estate because you get to see great ideas put into action and help bring those ideas to fruition to transform the places where my friends and family live, work, and raise their families. What’s better than that?”