Kevin Hinkel represents closely held and family businesses regarding the formation of corporations and general business matters. He assists corporations and shareholders in the resolution of business disputes.
Kevin’s significant experience in real estate law includes representing real estate development companies and property owners for more than three decades. He has addressed property tax valuation issues at local Boards of Revision, Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, Court of Common Pleas, Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court. He regularly counsels property owners and qualified intermediaries regarding Section 1031 “like-kind” property exchanges.
Kevin is a member of the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Commission on Professionalism Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring program. A member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, serving on its Real Estate Institute Planning Committee since 1999. Kevin is the Vice Chair of the 2014 Real Estate Institute. He is a frequent speaker at Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, National Business Institute, and title company events.
Kevin has advised St. Ignatius High School in various capacities, including serving on the school’s Board of Regents, of which he is a past Chairman; past Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee; and past President of the Alumni Council. Kevin is the recipient of the St. Ignatius Founders' Award for 2015. Kevin is a member of John Carroll University’s Athletic Hall of Fame and has previously served as President of the John Carroll University Blue Gold Club.
Olympic Steel, Inc. v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision (2006) — The court held that failure to name Tax Commissioner as an Appellee in an appeal from the Board of Tax Appeals to the Supreme Court is grounds for dismissal. Tax Commissioner received a copy of the Board of Tax Appeals' Order and Decision and all entities which received a copy of the order and Decision are to be named as Appellees in an appeal to the Supreme Court.
Village/Chagrin Partners, LLC v. Board of Education for the Orange City School District (2004) — Action for declaratory relief not available to attack a decision by the Board of Tax Appeals; a new owner (purchaser) is not a party, successor, or assigned to a settlement agreement executed between the seller of real property and a school board which agreement sets out the conditions for the filing of a complaint with a county board of revision challenging the property's taxable value.
Sherwin-Williams Company v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision (1996) — Valuation of real property for ad valorem taxation purposes. The Supreme Court held that an expert witness' use of an assistant to prepare an appraisal report was approved by the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and acceptable for valuation purposes.