Shannon Martin focuses on the general counsel, finance and real estate development, and property management needs of health care and public sector clients, banks and other lending institutions, developers, and non-profit and for-profit corporations. She advises clients on a full range of general governance, compliance and operational matters, and has diverse transaction experience including serving as borrower’s counsel, bond counsel and bank counsel on financing transactions, and as counsel to buyers, sellers, developers, utility companies and public entities on acquisition and development projects.

Shannon’s health care practice includes representing hospitals and other health care organizations including nursing, assisted living and long-term care facilities, with respect to the following types of matters:

  • Real estate acquisition, sales, leasing and management of hospital facilities and general office;
  • Financing transactions, including issuance of tax-exempt bonds, credit tenant lease transactions and specialized equipment financings;
  • Compliance matters related to transactions with physicians and other providers;
  • Public hospital transactions, including conversion transactions to non-profit hospital agencies and other Chapter 140 transactions;
  • General counsel matters such as corporate compliance and governance for tax-exempt non-profits and public sector statutory requirements for public hospitals.

Shannon’s public entity representation includes representing port authorities, counties, municipal corporations, school districts and other political subdivisions and public/quasi-public entities in connection with a variety of transactional, operational and legislative matters, including:

  • Real estate acquisitions, sales and leasing;
  • Financing transactions, including issuance of bonds, bond anticipation notes, certificates of participation and lease-purchase obligations;
  • Compliance with Public Records Act, Open Meeting Act and ethics laws;
  • Land-use and development issues, including public improvement projects, public-private partnerships, and procurement and disposition processes;
  • Charter review and amendment processes, annexations and appropriations.
  • Economic development laws, programs and resources, including use of tax increment financing, creation and operation of special improvement districts, joint economic development zones, community reinvestment areas, state and federal loan and grant programs and the like; and
  • Development and financing of broadband internet capabilities for underserved communities.

For additional ways to contact Shannon Martin, you can reach her assistant Melinda Grady at 937.224.1766 or by email.


Cleveland Marshall College of Law (J.D.), 1993

John Carroll University (B.A.), 1990


Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Economic Development Law; Real Estate Law), 2018–2023

Dayton Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), 2020

Listed, Who's Who in Real Estate, Dayton Business Journal, 2018

Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (Real Estate; Health Care; State, Local & Municipal), 2005–2007

Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Activities

Board Member and current Chairperson, CityWide Development Corp, 2018-present

Board Member and current Vice Chair, House of Bread, 2018-present

President, Executive Committee, Greene County Community Foundation, 2004-2017

President, Bellbrook/Sugarcreek Education Foundation, 2005-2016

President, Executive Committee, Recovery Centers, Inc. (dba Women's Recovery Center), 2006-2013

Member, Board of Directors, Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence, 1997-2003; President, 2000-2002

Member, Dayton Chapter, NAIOP

Member, Ohio Hospital Association

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)



Presentations & Publications

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M. Shannon Martin

  • 312 North Patterson Blvd.
    Suite 200
    Dayton, OH 45402 -1800


  • Member, Ohio Bar Association; Dayton Bar Association
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