150 E 4th St #4
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4018

50 E Rivercenter Blvd #1400
Covington, KY 41011

P 513.621.8900

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Ohio


Michelle E. Reid


Michelle Reid’s practice includes real estate, corporate, title, and escrow matters. She counsels developers and lenders in local and national matters such as acquisitions, sales, leasing of multi-family, retail, office, and industrial sites, financing, condominium development, and zoning. With her deep insight into real estate and related businesses, Michelle can focus on what is important in a deal and bring practical, real-world solutions to the table.

Michelle is a licensed Ohio title agent and serves as a title agent in Kentucky. Her ability to provide title insurance adds efficiency to any real estate transaction and allows her to push the deal towards closing.    She also regularly represents individual property owners and developers in zoning matters in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, and Hamilton Counties, including small zoning violations to major zone changes.

Michelle prides herself in understanding the goals of her client no matter the deal size and strives to collaborate with clients to determine the most economical and practical approach. Starting out her working career in a plastics factory at 14, Michelle understands the hard work, responsiveness, and real-world solutions that it takes to get a project done (and done well).

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Michelle is now a long-time resident of Northern Kentucky.  She serves on the board of the Gateway Foundation for the Gateway Community & Technical College.


  • University of Louisville (B.A., Economics, summa cum laude)
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)

Significant Representations

  • Represented lenders and borrowers in various real estate transactions ranging from $10,000 to $50,000,000.
  • Represented developers in the formation of mixed-use and residential condominiums.
  • Represented a secondary lender in the conversion of an industrial site to residential apartments involving bond financing, historic tax credits, and senior lender funds.
  • Represented numerous real estate investors in the negotiation of purchase agreements, management agreements, loan documents, membership interest purchases, and easements.
  • Represented developers in zoning matters spanning Boone, Kenton, Campbell, and Hamilton Counties.

Articles, Publications & Lectures

What to Do After Securing A Spot on Your Ohio HOA Board

Real Estate Transactions: Avoiding Traps in Commercial Real Estate Purchase Contracts (CBA CLE Presentation)


Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Licensed Ohio Title Agent
  • Board Member of Gateway Foundation (Gateway Community & Technical College)

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Development
  • Office, Industrial, Retail, and other Commercial Leasing
  • Condominium and Multi-Family Development and Operations
  • Zoning
  • Title Insurance
  • Escrow