Every Monday and Thursday Jerry plays tennis at the Cincinnati Tennis Club. It may not be Wimbledon, but all white is required nonetheless.

Jerry practices in the areas of general corporate law, commercial financial transactions, real estate, and corporate finance. He has extensive experience in counseling clients about corporate matters, financing transactions, real estate acquisitions and developments, lease transactions, tax-free exchanges, and construction projects.

Jerry represents several regional banks in various financing matters, including commercial loans, letter of credit financing, industrial revenue bonds and general real estate matters. He is also involved in real estate issues concerning taxation and tax-exemption applications and represents corporations in both financing and acquisition transactions. A licensed title insurance agent in the State of Ohio, Jerry counsels clients regarding title insurance coverages, particularly in complex and multi-state transactions.

Jerry is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). Based on the grading and comments of his peers, Jerry is recognized with an AV Rating, the highest rating given to lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Banking and Finance Law from 2013-2020.


The Ohio State University, B.S., 1981

University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1984 - Order of the Coif


AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell

The Best Lawyers in America - 2013-2016

Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

Best Lawyers in Southwest Ohio

Professional Activities

NAIOP - Board Member - Emeritus

NAIOP Ohio - Board Member

International Council of Shopping Centers - Member

Ohio Department of Commerce - Licensed Title Agent

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Gerald F. O'Connell, Jr.

  • 312 Walnut Street
    Suite 1800
    Cincinnati, OH 45202 -4152


  • State of Ohio
  • United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
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