Thomas M. "Tom" Tepe, Jr.

Thomas M. "Tom" Tepe, Jr.


Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Recognized since 2011

Cincinnati, Ohio

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Litigation - Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Real Estate
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Tom Tepe is a Partner in Keating Muething & Klekamp's real estate development practice. He has been successful in obtaining real estate tax reductions throughout Ohio and in several other states. He has obtained significant reductions for property owners of major office complexes, downtown office buildings, retail/commercial developments, large apartment complexes, and industrial/distribution facilities.

Tom has successfully represented property owners in numerous eminent domain cases. In one recent case, he obtained an award (including statutory interest) from a Lawrence County, Ohio jury in excess of $4 million above the state's initial offer of compensation. In another case, Tom negotiated a settlement for a property owner prior to the lawsuit being filed in excess of $500,000 above the state's initial offer of compensation.

Tom's representation of real estate developers covers all facets of a property’s development. He has successfully litigated zoning cases throughout Ohio, as well as Kentucky and Indiana on behalf of local and national developers. He has also successfully represented land developers in opposing zoning referenda before area Boards of Election.

Additionally, he served as an intern to State Senator Richard H. Finan, Senate President, while an undergraduate at The Ohio State University.

Contact & Links

Location

  • One East Fourth Street, Suite 1400
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

Education

  • The Ohio State University, BA, graduated 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, Ohio State Bar Association

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio

53 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Real Estate

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Cincinnati (2018)
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Cincinnati (2016)
  • Litigation - Real Estate, Cincinnati (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

"He is very proactive and responsive in the real estate tax and zoning arenas."

"Thomas Tepe is responsive, aggressive, and delivers results. He is a clear leader in the property tax arena."

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