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Miao (Emily) is a dedicated real estate attorney with extensive experience in advising, negotiating, and closing complex commercial real estate transactions representing lenders, borrowers, investors, and developers in regional and national deals across the country.

Emily’s comprehensive understanding of diverse types of real property gives her a practical appreciation of the strengths and needs of all parties to a given matter, as well as an advantage in understanding the challenges clients face and the solutions they need to ensure their objectives are met. Her experiences with various types of real property include shopping centers, office buildings, industrial, warehouse, and manufacturing facilities, transportation terminals, and medical offices in the local and national real estate markets. Emily is committed to forging the right path to realizing each client’s goals, balancing risk and reward, and executing advantageous opportunities.

Emily represents a wide range of regional, national, and international commercial banks and credit providers in debt finance transactions across an array of specialized industries. She advises financial institutions in connection with documenting and negotiating various commercial financing facilities and virtually all areas of commercial and real estate financing, including real estate and construction lending, commercial loan documentation, and tax-exempt financing. Emily was valued for her ability to streamline and consistently close even the most sophisticated transactions.

Emily advises on all stages and aspects of real property acquisition, disposition, development, construction, and leasing.  She helps clients navigate the granular details in the development of multifamily housing, single-family residential communities, and independent and assisted living facilities, and the establishment of various easements and declarations of covenants, conditions, and restrictions. She negotiates lease transactions, including office, warehouse, industrial, and retail leases. Emily has resolved a variety of landlord-tenant issues relating to construction obligations, percentage rent issues, common area maintenance charges, assignments and subleases, reciprocal easement agreements, exclusive use, subordination and non-disturbance agreements, indemnity, and public access.

Other Info About Miao (Emily)


Law School

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2017

Undergraduate School

University Shanxi University of Finance and Economics, Bachelor of Law, 2013

Bar Memberships

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

Indiana, 2017


Miao (Emily) is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Northern Districts of Indiana

Southern Districts of Indiana

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Firm Committees

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

Women’s Initiative Committee, Member