Mr. Lewis is of counsel in the Vorys Cincinnati office and a member of the finance, energy and real estate practice group. His focus is on commercial finance and economic development, including representation of lenders and developers using mortgage financing insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the application of Ohio statutes providing for tax exemptions as development incentives.
Career highlights include:
- Serving as lender’s or borrower’s counsel in more than 170 HUD-insured mortgage loan closings since 2000
- Significant experience as lead counsel for the City of Cincinnati’s Department of Economic Development, preparing contracts for property redevelopment and advising regarding the use of development incentives and urban renewal authority
- Significant experience with numerous municipal law issues, including eminent domain, federal funding programs, and municipal contracting
Mr. Lewis is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association.
Mr. Lewis received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A. from Yale University.
Before joining Vorys, Mr. Lewis served for 22 years as an attorney with the City of Cincinnati Law Department, including seven years as lead counsel for the City's Department of Economic Development.
Honors & Awards
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated