David K. Conrad

Partner

Biography

Dave Conrad is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Real Estate group. His practice includes commercial real estate law/real estate and asset based commercial lending and workout, emphasizing representation of financial institutions and developers in connection with commercial real estate loans, including hotels, office buildings, apartments, nursing homes, condominiums, and shopping centers. He represents construction and permanent mortgage lenders in negotiation and documentation of commercial loans (new and restructured). His practice also includes general real estate matters, workout of troubled loans, negotiating and drafting of leases, acquisition and sales contracts, and lender liability litigation, with additional experience in the purchase and sale of loans and loan servicing, including loan participation agreements. He provides creative solutions to real estate matters throughout Ohio, the midwest, and other parts of the country. 

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Counselors of Real Estate
Presentations & Published Works
  • Frequent guest lecturer, OSU Law School, Columbus, Ohio – Construction Financing
  • Annual presentation - "Legal Update: Six Topics in Six Minutes", presented at the National Association of Industrial Office & Properties (Central Ohio) Six Pack
  • Real Property Institute "Commercial Real Estate Transaction -- Negotiating Letters of Intent and Purchase Contracts," February 12, 2012
  • Real Property Institute "Commercial Real Estate Transaction -- Financing," February 2, 2012
  • Real Property Institute "Commercial Real Estate Transaction -- General Due Diligence," February 2, 2012
  • CFMA Panel Discussion "Lending Issues Affecting Contractors," November 15, 2011
  • OSU Law School "NetJets Case Study," February 9, 2011; November 15, 2011
  • NAIOP Six Pack "Update on Title Insurance Issues," March 6, 2011
  • Real Property Institute "Update on Current Central Ohio Mortgage Lending Trends," February 1, 2011
  • Real Property Institute, Columbus Bar Association, February 5, 2009 and February 5, 2010 -- Current Commercial Mortgage Lending Trends in Central Ohio
  • "Top Ten Bankruptcy Terms", presented at the Bricker & Eckler LLP Central Ohio Lenders Seminar, February 12, 2009
  • "Borrower's Perspective on Participations and Syndications", presented at the Bricker & Eckler LLP Central Ohio Lenders Seminar, May 27, 2009
  • "Top Ten Issues To Watch For When Using Pre-Printed Form Loan Documents", presented at the Bricker & Eckler LLP Central Ohio Lenders Seminar, October 20, 2009
  • "Loan Workouts: What to Do When a Borrower Defaults", presented at the Bricker & Eckler LLP Central Ohio Lenders Seminar, September 2008
  • "2006 Form Title Insurance Policy", presented to the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (Central Ohio), April, 2007
  • "Commercial Real Estate Law Update", presented at the Bricker & Eckler LLP Central Ohio Lenders Seminar, February 22, 2007
  • Lorman Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, October 12, 2005 – Commercial Real Estate Financing in Ohio
  • "Financing Alternative: "TIC" Sale, as it Affects Owner and Lender", presented at the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (Central Ohio), September 8, 2004
  • Real Property Institute, Columbus Bar Association, February 7, 2003 – "Mezzanine Financing"
  • Lorman Seminar, Columbus, Ohio October 11, 2001 – Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation In Ohio – Overview of Documentation And Closing Commercial Real Estate Loans and Cognovit Notes
  • National Business Institute Seminar, Columbus, Ohio January 5, 2000 - "Keys to Success in a Real Estate Transaction in Ohio"
  • Lorman Seminar, Columbus, Ohio November 9, 1995 – Ohio Commercial Real Estate Issues – Negotiation of Selected Provisions of Commercial Loan Documents
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations
Awards & Recognition
  • Super Lawyer, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-2015
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (real estate law) 1995-2015; 2012 Columbus Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate
  • Recognized by ChambersUSA in Real Estate Law with a Band 2 ranking, 2008-2015
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Education
  • The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., 1980); Order of the Coif; Ohio State Law Journal; The Ohio State University College of Law Award for Academic Excellence
  • Kenyon College (A.B., summa cum laude, 1977); Phi Beta Kappa
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