Andrew C. Emmert is a partner in the real estate, corporate and business organizations and taxation practice groups at DBL Law. Mr. Emmert provides general counsel services to individuals and privately-held businesses in a wide range of industries, and to real estate owners, investors, tenants and developers.
Drew concentrates his practice in general business matters, real estate, probate and estate planning matters. His business practice focuses on all aspects of corporate, limited liability company and partnership law, including purchases and sales of businesses, business entity selection and formation, financing arrangements, contracts, commercial transactions, employment law and business succession planning. Clients benefit from Drew’s years of work experience in the financial markets, commercial lending and securities brokerage, as well as, his undergraduate degrees in accounting and finance.
Drew’s real estate practice focuses on acquisition, development and sales of commercial real property, including retail, multi-family, office and industrial projects. He has extensive experience in leasing, sale-leaseback transactions, tax deferred 1031 exchanges, zoning, construction contracts and challenges to real estate tax valuations. Drew also has represented purchasers of properties in foreclosure and redevelopment of distressed projects, including condominiums, retail and industrial projects. Additionally, Drew has represented both lenders and borrowers in troubled loan/workout situations, as well as, tenants and landlords regarding defaults under leases.
In 2007, Drew became a Board Certified Specialist in Business, Commercial and Industrial Real Property Law by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). Also in 2007, Drew was appointed by the President of the OSBA to the Real Property Law Specialty Board. He was recently appointed to his second term on the Real Property Law Specialty Board, which is charged with identifying the competency areas for real estate specialists, review and approval of test applicants and preparation and administration of exams to lawyers seeking real estate specialist certification.
Drew is AV Peer Review Rated, the highest rating given to lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell, and has held this rating since 1998, his first year of eligibility.