Angie Gates


Angie is a DBL Law partner practicing in the areas of commercial finance, real estate, construction, and general corporate law. She is admitted to practice law in both Kentucky and Ohio.

In her commercial finance practice, Angie advises regional and national lending institutions, as well as private and non-profit organizations as borrowers, in a wide array of lending transactions. She has extensive experience with commercial loans, construction loans, real estate loans, bond transactions, participation loans, syndicated loans and other asset-based loans.

Angie’s real estate practice has comprised of multiple aspects of real property law including land development, joint ventures, curing title defect issues, sales and acquisitions, easements, restrictions, leasing, and financing. Representative clients include owners, buyers, developers, and builders. Angie is also a licensed agent of Excel Title Services, the firm’s wholly owned title company, offering efficient and cost-effective customization on complex and large commercial transactions.

In her construction practice, Angie represents owners, designers, and contractors. She negotiates construction contracts, in a variety of formats, for substantial projects in the tri-state area and assists clients in other aspects of the development as the projects progress.

Angie also assists both large and small organizations in her general corporate practice. She advises clients through asset and stock purchases, company formations and governance, buy-sell agreements, real estate transactions, finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, as well as providing general corporate advice.

Angie is active in the community and has served and continues to serve on a number of charitable and community boards. She currently serves as a member of the board for St. Claire Healthcare, an integrated healthcare system in Morehead, Kentucky. She also serves as a member of the board for UpSpring, a charity focused on serving children in the Greater Cincinnati area who are experiencing homelessness. Angie previously served on the Board of Directors for Family Nurturing Center for nine years. She resides in Erlanger, Kentucky with her husband and two children.

Professional Affiliations
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • CREW Greater Cincinnati
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Kentucky Land Title Association
  • Kentucky Bankers Association Bank Counsel Division
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Community Involvement
  • St. Claire Healthcare Board of Directors
  • UpSpring, Board of Trustees
  • Family Nurturing Center, Former Board Member and Former Board President
  • Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2011
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
11DBL Attorney Angie Gates
(859) 426-2172


J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2003
B.A., Xavier University, cum laude, 2000

Practice Areas

Banking & Commercial
Business & Transactional
Excel Title
Government Advocacy & Economic Development
Real Estate