David T. Dohnal
T 216-795-9872
F 216-795-4245

12434 Cedar Road, Suite 7
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. (2007); Judge Lee E. Skeel Memorial Award for Outstanding Student in Property; Electronic Editor, Journal of Law and Health; Editor of the Year, Journal of Law and Health.
  • Wheeling Jesuit University (B.S., 2003), magna cum laude.
  • Indian Creek High School (1999).

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Ohio State Bar Association - Real Property Law Section; Solo, Small Firms, General Practice Section


  • Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

David brings over ten years' experience in counseling and advising clients in corporate, business, real estate, and commercial transactional and litigation matters. His clients include for- and non-profit businesses and companies, investors, real property owners and developers, and financial institutions.
David's corporate and business practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers, consolidations, formations and investments, business contracts, and litigation. In addition, David has helped guide several non-profit organizations through the formation and exemption process, and routinely advises public charities and private foundations on governance and other matters.

David's real estate practice encompasses a wide array of transactional and litigation matters. David advises clients in buying and selling properties, zoning issues, oil and gas rights, condominium and homeowner's association matters, easements, and other real estate matters. David helps his clients in seeking property value reductions in order to lower their property tax bills and, where appropriate, applying for real property tax exemption. David also prepares and litigates commercial, industrial and residential lease issues.
A significant portion of David's practice includes property development and construction. David drafts and negotiates construction and professional service contracts and handles matters relating to the development of real estate, including planning and zoning matters. David also advises his clients as to project financing, including the use of non-traditional sources, such as government incentives and historic rehabilitation and new markets tax credits.

David also represents financial institutions in the preparation of loan documents and reviewing due diligence materials required for a transaction. When necessary, David litigates in order to protect his creditor clients' rights.

David is originally from Steubenville, Ohio. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in Ohio and the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.