Michelle R. Reese

Associate

Cleveland
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Overview

Michelle Reese is a commercial real estate attorney who focuses on sales and acquisitions, real estate financing, tax credit work and multifamily HUD/LIHTC transactions. She negotiates real estate purchase agreements to maximize interests and reduce risks for her clients.

Michelle coordinates and manages all due diligence when it comes to commercial real estate transactions, including title review, environmental assessments, surveys and property documentation. She also drafts organizational and closing documents for said transactions. With a critical eye for detail, Michelle always goes above and beyond for her clients, seeking positive outcomes and the best resolutions possible.

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  • Negotiate commercial real estate purchase agreements to maximize interests and reduce risks on behalf of the client.
  • Coordinate and analyze due diligence activities in connection with commercial real estate transactions including title review, environmental assessments, surveys, and property documentation.
  • Negotiate leases and tenant estoppel certificates on behalf of commercial landlords and tenants.

Select Experience

  • Negotiate commercial real estate purchase agreements to maximize interests and reduce risks on behalf of the client.
  • Coordinate and analyze due diligence activities in connection with commercial real estate transactions including title review, environmental assessments, surveys, and property documentation.
  • Negotiate leases and tenant estoppel certificates on behalf of commercial landlords and tenants.
  • Coordinate and draft organizational documents and closing documents for commercial real estate transactions.
  • Strategize and coordinate multifamily HUD/LIHTC transactions on behalf of borrowers.
  • Strategize and coordinate 1031 exchange transactions.
  • Draft loan documentation on behalf of lenders for secured transactions.
  • Draft, review and manage monthly delinquency reports for 40 homeowners and condominium associations.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Greater Akron Chamber: "30 for the Future"
  • Leadership Medina County Excellence in Leadership Awards: Emerging Leader Nominee (2020)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
    • Rising Star (2020 to 2021)
  • Medina Women of our Community and ATHENA Awards: Young Professional Nominee (2016)
  • Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce Rosie Awards: Young Professional of the Year Nominee (2015 and 2016)

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Greater Akron Chapter: Membership Committee (2020 to present)

Community

  • Children's Center of Medina County, Board of Directors
  • Salvation Army of Summit County, Advisory Board Member
  • Wadsworth Public Library, Board of Trustees - Past President
  • Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce, Former Board of Directors
  • Wadsworth Public Library Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Wadsworth Young Professionals Association
  • Leadership Medina County, Class of 2018

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2013; Managing Editor, Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine (2012 to 2013); President, Environmental Law Society
  • B.S., University of Findlay, 2010