David E. Gerner

Managing Partner
Florence, Kentucky

David E. Gerner is a leader in his practice areas of real estate, creditors' rights, probate and business law and is licensed in Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. Dave has been certified by the Ohio Bar Association as a Specialist in Residential, Business, Commercial and Industrial real estate law and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell which is their highest rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. He is counsel for many banks including US Bank, Key Bank and Huntington Bank and for numerous government agencies including Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FDIC, SBA and USMS. He serves Hamilton County as a Court Appointed Registered Land Examiner and is a frequent speaker, panelist, writer, mediator, arbitrator, consultant and expert witness on various real estate/title related cases and matters. He is also a title insurance agent for the six largest title insurance companies in the country and a real estate agent for RE/MAX.

Dave has been married for over 30 years to the love of his life, Maureen and together they have three beloved children who were adopted from Guatemala. He is active in helping the children of Guatemala improve their quality of life through building infrastructure and reducing poverty in various ways including annual mission trips. Dave also supports local causes such as Children’s Hospital, Home Ownership Center, Adopt a Class and Brighton Center. In his spare time, he is an avid tennis player and fan and dog lover.

Areas of Practice

  • Management
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Probate & Estate Planning
  • Corporate/Business
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Default Services

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Residential, Business, Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Law (1 of 2 in State of Ohio)
  • Designated Attorney for the U.S. Small Business Administration (1 of 3 in Greater Cincinnati)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1983
  • Kentucky, 1984
  • Michigan, 2014
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Kentucky


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D., Juris Doctor - 1983
  • Thomas More College, Covington, Kentucky
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1980
  • Covington Latin School - 1976

Representative Clients

  • Duke Energy
  • US Bank
  • First Financial Bank
  • Key Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • BB&T Bank
  • Foundation Savings Bank
  • Cheviot Savings Bank
  • United Community Bank
  • Town Square Bank
  • FCN Bank
  • Forcht Bank
  • MainSource Bank
  • Sharefax Credit Union
  • Connexus Credit Union
  • Quicken Loans
  • HCDC
  • National Marketshare
  • Cincinnati Capital Corporation
  • Q2 Business Capital
  • Kentucky Department of Transportation
  • Acme Lock
  • Professional Psychiatric Services

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Cincy Leading Lawyers (Real Estate)
  • Super Lawyers Selection 2018
  • 2017 CBA Real Property Practitioner of the Year
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Highest Possible Rating in Both legal Ability & Ethical Standards from Lawyers.com

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky State Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • American Land Title Association
  • Ohio Land Title Association
  • Southwestern Ohio Land Title Association, Former President
  • Kentucky Land Title Association
  • Court Appointed Registered Land Examiner, Hamilton County
  • Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
  • American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN)
  • National Association of Development Companies (NADCO)
  • National Association of Government Guarantee Lenders (NAGGL)
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA)
  • National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT)
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Alumni Association

CONTACT Information

David E. Gerner

Managing Partner

D 513.842.2826

C 513.382.6565

F 859.292.5400

[email protected]

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