Lee A. Chilcote
Founder and Managing Partner
T 216-795-9859
F 216-795-4245

12434 Cedar Road, Suite 7
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106


  • Hastings College of Law, University of California (J.D., 1972), Order of the Coif (top 10% of class 1969-1972); Hastings Law Journal Articles and Note Editor (1969-1972), Thurston Society (top 5% of class 1972).
  • Thayer School of Engineering (B.E., 1965).
  • Dartmouth College (A.B., 1964).
  • University School (1960).

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


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


Lee's career in  law has spanned over 46 ears. During his career, Lee has handled a wide variety of transactional matters comprising more than $6 billion of investment. Lee has a tremendous breadth of experience in a wide range of practice areas, including, but not limited to, real estate transactions, dispositions, Section 1031 exchanges, leases, sale-leasebacks, corporate and mortgage financing, construction law, environmental matters, state and federal historic and new markets tax credits, and economic development incentives. Throughout his career, Lee has represented a diverse collection of clients ranging from REITs, financial institutions, life and pension funds, to small businesses, developers, lenders, real estate advisors, asset managers, owners and individuals.
Lee is nationally recognized for his experience in real estate and environmental law matters, and is a member of both the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Membership in each organization is highly exclusive and by invitation only, with only a few attorneys from each state invited to join each year. Lee has also long been an active member in the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP, as well as other trade associations.

In addition to the above accolades, Lee has been named on the Ohio Super Lawyers list for 2006 and 2009 through 2014. Each attorney listed in Ohio Super Lawyers has been chosen by their peers as being among the best in their profession.