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Greg in His Own Words

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Gregory L. Cecil*

Real Estate

Greg Cecil is a partner in LP’s Real Estate Group. Greg’s broad range of experience includes the acquisition, financing, development, re-development, leasing and disposition of retail, office and industrial properties. He assists institutional clients, individual investors and joint-ventures groups in the due diligence process, and negotiates a variety of ancillary documents, including: loan agreements, purchase and sale agreements, management agreements, broker agreements, construction agreements and easements.

Prior to joining LP, Greg was Vice President, General Counsel for a Midwest commercial real estate developer, owner and operator. In addition to representing the company in all legal, transactional, corporate and regulatory matters, Greg developed and implemented cost effective, strategic, cross-functional processes and procedures for buying, financing, leasing, operating and selling diverse and complex commercial real estate assets.

*Currently admitted in KY and OH only


Education
Chase College of Law, J.D., 2005
University of Kentucky, B.B.A. - Management, 2000
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
Ohio
*Currently admitted in KY and OH only
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association)
Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XVII (2012), Fellow
Ohio Rising Star, 2009-2010

Q&A

If you weren’t an attorney, what would you be?
My Dad was in the insurance industry - he would “calculate”, for example, the amount of damages/compensation payable to a sawmill worker in Kentucky that lost his right arm in a wood chipper accident in 1986. As a kid, I was fascinated with the stories he would tell of tragic events like this, or other damage/destruction he’d seen, the impact it would have on people, businesses and communities, and how something positive could come out of whatever the current, usually dire, situation may be. No idea what specific role, but I would be in the insurance industry in some capacity.
Who is your ideal client?
In my experience, it’s a two-way street between the client and the attorney - the best client/attorney relationships are built on trust, mutual understanding and respect and a good working relationship. I’ve been fortunate to have very close relationships with many clients, where I am “part of the team,” helping them reach company (or individual) goals and objectives - my ideal client is anytime that kind of relationship develops and continues to grow.
What’s the biggest mistake attorneys can make?
Two key mistakes, which are actually related: (1) not knowing yourself, your strengths and weaknesses (I’m a 6 on the Enneagram scale, which taught me a lot about myself...if you don’t know your # or what that is, look it up and learn about yourself!); and, (2) not getting a clear understanding of the client’s goals, objectives, operations, strategy and expectations before doing any work on the matter at hand.

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