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Colleen represents banking institutions and other lenders in connection with negotiating and closing commercial loans secured by real estate and personal property and is particularly experienced in the area of commercial construction lending.  She has also worked extensively on the borrower side of transactions with large real estate developers and builder clients in the acquisition, sale and financing of real property.  Colleen regularly represents qualified businesses and community development entities in connection with documenting and closing new markets tax credit transactions within low-income areas both locally and nationally.

Other Info About Colleen


Legal Work Highlights

Colleen has represented clients in a wide array of commercial transactions including the following:  $100 million syndicated real estate loan to a national hotel developer; $50 million line of credit to a commercial retail developer; $30-$60 million construction and permanent financings to a wide array of developers and real estate investors; $30 million syndicated term loan and working capital line of credit for a national retailer; $5-$20 million construction loans for the acquisition and development of commercial retail centers and residential apartment projects; and served as Ohio local counsel in a $535 million loan facility.  Colleen has also represented several non-profit and for-profit qualified businesses in a variety of real estate development projects with extensive capital stacks that include new markets tax credit and/or historic tax credit financing and other economic incentives.


Law School

University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1997

Undergraduate School

University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1992


Local & National Recognition

Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2013-2017

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2005

The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Finance Law, 2024; Real Estate Law, 2016-2024

Finalist for Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s WE Celebrate Woman of the Year for Community Impact, 2014

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

The Notre Dame Alumni Club of Greater Cincinnati, Member

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Greater Cincinnati, Member

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Crayons to Computers, Inc., Board of Trustees, Chair

Junior Achievement, Volunteer Teacher

Children International, Sponsor

Firm Committees

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

Executive Committee, Member

Compensation Committee, former Chair

Community Outreach Committee, Member, former Chair

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