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Monty provides counsel to developers, private equity firms, small and midsize businesses, individuals and financial institutions in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, managing, construction and financing of multifamily, retail, hospitality, office, industrial and mixed-use real estate projects. His practice includes structuring joint ventures, partnerships, real estate syndications and tax-deferred exchanges. Monty has extensive experience advising clients on the formation and dissolution of real estate joint ventures, private placement considerations, and the negotiation of financing, acquisition and disposition and ancillary agreements required in connection with JVs.

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Legal Work Highlights

Advise private equity firm in the acquisition and disposition of interests in real estate joint ventures.

Advise real estate developers in the formation of joint ventures, capital raising, and acquisition, disposition and leasing of real estate.

Advise gas station and convenience store chain in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of real estate and corporate matters.

Represent landlords and tenants in negotiation of retail, office and industrial leases.


Law School

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2009
Articles Editor, Ohio State University Law Journal

Graduate School

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, M.A., 2000

Undergraduate School

Princeton University, B.A, History, 1999, magna cum laude

Bar Memberships

Monty is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 2009


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America©, Real Estate Law, 2019-2021

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Urban Land Institute, Advisory Board Member

International Council of Shopping Centers

Ohio State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section Council Member

Columbus Bar Association, Real Property Committee

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

First Community Foundation, Board Member, Chair of Development Committee

Upper Arlington Bear Cub Baseball, Coach

Upper Arlington Civic Association, Director, 2016-2017

Firm Committees

Monty serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Opinion Committee


Monty was invited to speak at the following events:

“Resolving Easements/Other Servitude Issues in the Commercial Context” (National Business Institute, Ultimate Guide to Commercial Real Estate Law Seminar), Columbus, Ohio, December 2018

“Negotiating Major Act Management Decisions in Retail Joint Ventures” (International Council of Shopping Centers U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, Roundtable), Orlando, Florida, October 2018

“Legal Considerations for Land Access” (Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Annual Conference, Workshop), Dayton, Ohio, February 2018

“Farming and Business Law: Tips for Making Legal Rules Work for You” (Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Annual Conference, Workshop), Dayton, Ohio, February 2017

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