- University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2005, Order of the Coif
University of Cincinnati Law Review, Editor in Chief, 2004-2005
- Ohio University Honors Tutorial College, B.S., 2002
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
- The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2005-2006
Kristin is a partner in the Vorys Cincinnati office and a member of the finance, energy and real estate practice group. Her practice focuses on real estate financing transactions and general real estate matters.
Kristin represents clients from all perspectives of the acquisition, financing, ownership, development and sale of office buildings, apartment projects, industrial facilities, senior living communities and other commercial properties. She represents both lenders and borrowers in financing transactions and workouts, purchasers and sellers in real estate transfers, and landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions. Her experience also includes counseling developers and investors in structuring the entities that own real estate assets.
In addition to conventional financing, Kristin has specific experience representing Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) lenders and borrowers in Fannie Mae multifamily financing transactions. Kristin also represents bridge lenders and developers on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) transactions.
Career highlights include:
- Representing the owners of more than a dozen office, research and development and biotech properties located in the greater metropolitan area of a major East Coast city in connection with a tax-deferred roll-up and refinancing transaction, including the establishment of a credit facility of in excess of $500 million to finance existing properties and future acquisitions
- Representing buyers and sellers of apartment properties in Texas in transactions involving more than 5,000 units
- Representing the buyer in the acquisition of the business assets of a regional multifamily property management firm
- Representing an academic institution in a USDA loan transaction in connection with the construction and renovation of a 50,000 square-foot science facility
- Frequently representing owners of commercial properties in structuring and negotiating joint venture agreements and sponsoring equity investments by third parties
- Frequently representing borrowers and lenders in connection with Fannie Mae loan transactions involving market rate apartment properties, seniors housing and multifamily affordable housing
Kristin is a member of the American Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association.
Kristin received her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif and was editor in chief of the University of Cincinnati Law Review. Kristin received her B.S. in journalism from Ohio University as a graduate of the Honors Tutorial College.
Kristin served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable Roger L. Gregory of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Professional and Community Activities
- Board of Executive Advisors in Real Estate, University of Cincinnati Real Estate Center
- Young Professionals Kitchen Cabinet, Member, 2010; Transportation Committee, Member, 2010
- Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, 2012 C-Change Class 7, Member
- Commercial Real Estate Women of Greater Cincinnati (CREW), Member, 2007; Special Events Committee, Member, 2013; Chair, 2014; Director, 2015-2016
Honors & Awards
- Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Real Estate, 2009-2010, 2014-2018
- Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Real Estate, 2012-2016
- 12/5/2017Vorys is pleased to announce that 56 attorneys from the firm have been named 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 12/2/2016Vorys is pleased to announce that 58 attorneys from the firm have been named 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 5/27/2016Vorys announced that 36 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.
- 12/2/2015Vorys is pleased to announce that 63 attorneys from the firm have been named 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 5/19/2015Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that 39 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA.
- 12/3/2014Vorys is pleased to announce that 74 attorneys from the firm have been named 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 5/23/2014Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that 39 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA.
- 1/1/2014Vorys is pleased to announce that Rajeev K. Adlakha, Patrick M. Hagan, Joseph W. Harper, Megan L. Hoelle, Laura A. Kulwicki, Kenneth J. Rubin, Adam C. Sherman and Kristin L. Woeste have been named partners of the firm.
- 12/4/2013Eighty-one attorneys from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP have been named 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. 57 Vorys attorneys were named 2014 Ohio Super Lawyer and 24 Vorys attorneys were named 2014 Ohio Rising Stars.
- 5/24/2013Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that 39 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA. Chambers USA conducts in-depth research and ranks the leading firms and attorneys in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.
- 6/7/2012Vorys announced that 35 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA.
- 4/3/2020The CARES Act provides relief for residential mortgage holders—both individuals and multifamily borrowers—and tenants, as well as credit reporting protection.
- 7/31/2019In the Summer 2019 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read about the provisions that impact state law governing economic development incentives in Ohio's Budget Bill and the changes coming to Ohio's Job Retention Tax Credit.
- 7/3/2018In the Summer 2018 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read our Top 10 most interesting facts about the Foxconn deal, read a recap of the Ohio Supreme Court decision on what takes priority – a TIF exemption or another exemption, and seven interesting things to know about the City of Columbus' proposed incentives policy.
- Spring 2018Vorys third annual Economic Development Incentives Conference – hosted in February – welcomed more than 160 guests from several states across the country.
- 3/23/2018In the Spring 2018 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read a Q&A with Chris Chung, CEO of North Carolina’s Economic Development Partnership; learn about strategies for successfully obtaining New Market Tax Credit financing; and see a recap of Vorys’ 2018 Economic Development Incentives Conference.
- 11/15/2017In the Fall 2017 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read a Q&A with Kenny McDonald, president and chief economic officer of Columbus 2020; learn about how the new effective date for the Ohio historic preservation tax credit certificates could cause a delay in claiming credit; and learn more about what it mean now that Illinois was reinstated and revised the EDGE Tax Credit.
- 8/9/2017In the Summer 2017 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, learn five more common TIF misconceptions, read about the growing pains municipalities are facing with GASB 77 and find out which Ohio county auditors will complete the required six-year tax appraisal of all properties located in their counties this year.
- 4/10/2017In the Spring 2017 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, learn five common TIF misconceptions, learn more about the two significant developments related to Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits that happened at the end of 2016 and read a recap of the Vorys Ohio Economic Development Incentives Conference.
- 11/15/2016In the Fall 2016 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, learn more about Downtown redevelopment districts and about the federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program.
- 8/1/2016In the Summer 2016 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read about the long sought-after clarification as to whether Community Reinvestment Act credit is available for Historic Tax Credit financed projects and the proposed regulations regarding so-called “50(d) income” affecting historic tax credit transactions and energy tax credit transactions.