Andrew C. Emmert Joins DBL Law


CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – October 27, 2016 – DBL Law is pleased to welcome Andrew C. Emmert to the firm as a partner.  Drew concentrates his practice in real estate law, general business matters and probate and estate planning. His real estate practice focuses on acquisition, development and sales of commercial real property (mixed use, office, retail, industrial, residential and condominium), leasing, tax-deferred 1031 exchanges, challenges to real estate tax valuations, zoning, construction contracts and sale-leaseback transactions.

Drew also represents investors in the acquisition of undervalued and distressed real properties, and he helps clients to identify and secure tax saving opportunities often overlooked by other investors. He has experience negotiating cell tower leases on behalf of landowners and sales of cell tower lessor interests to cell tower companies.

Drew’s business practice is concentrated on all aspects of corporate, limited liability company and partnership law, including purchases and sales of businesses, business entity selection, formation and governance, financing arrangements, contracts and commercial transactions, joint ventures, and business succession planning.

“As we continue to expand our footprint in the Cincinnati market, we are progressing with our planned strategic growth, by assessing client needs and addressing them appropriately. Drew’s proficiency in the industry is a welcome and much needed addition to our expanding real estate and commercial practices,” remarked managing partner Jim Dressman.

Drew, a Cincinnati native, obtained both his J.D. and his B.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati, where he majored in accounting and finance. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association. In 2007, Drew became a Board Certified Specialist in Business, Commercial and Industrial Real Property Law by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), one of only 20 attorneys so qualified in the State of Ohio.  At that time, he was also appointed by the President of the OSBA to the Real Property Law Specialty Board of the OSBA. Drew was recently re-appointed to a second term on this Board. The Board is charged with identifying the competency areas for Ohio real estate specialists, review and approval of test applicants and preparation and administration of the specialist exams for OSBA certification.

Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc is a full-service law firm with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio; Crestview Hills, Kentucky; and Louisville, Kentucky. Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” for the seventh consecutive year by US News & World Report – Best Lawyers® 2017, DBL Law provides a high level of valuable legal services to companies, institutions and individuals.