Christian D. Donovan
Christian Donovan is a Shareholder with LNL. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton in International Studies, and his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Capital Law School, where he was treasurer of the Christian Legal Society.
Christian focuses on real estate law and handles transactions involving the purchase, sale and lease of residential, industrial and commercial real estate. He also represents commercial landlords and tenants in the preparation and negotiation of leases. Christian has established condominiums in several prominent downtown office buildings, including the LeVeque Tower and Columbia Gas Building, and can prepare condominium declarations, disclosure statements, and serve as outside counsel to condominium associations on matters ranging from filing liens, interpreting the declaration, and handling foreclosures to protect the association’s interests. Christian has also represented commercial property owners in workouts and short sales, including assisting an owner of a $2.2 million dollar golf course with the short-sale of the course and negotiation of the debt. He has also represented several prominent lenders in bankruptcy and foreclosure cases, including negotiating and appearing in court on their behalf.
Christian also assists purchasers in successfully navigating environmental problems that are discovered during due diligence, and can assist with advising you and connecting you with qualified remediation experts for any Phase I, II and III environmental remediation. He resolves disputes, including engaging in litigation when required, on behalf of sellers and buyers, as well as landlords and tenants.
Christian is also a licensed and practicing Ohio title insurance agent and a managing agent of Paramount Title Agency, Inc. As a title insurance agent and an attorney he has a high degree of proficiency with handling closings for clients to ensure that the client’s interests are properly protected. Christian also brings quiet title actions in the case of otherwise unresolvable title issues.
Christian also serves as outside counsel to many small and medium sized businesses. Christian has assisted clients with the formation, purchase, sale, and merger of their business. Christian forms companies, prepares operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, independent contractor agreements, and licensing agreements. As part of his business practice, Christian also assists clients with state and federal trademarking. He further helps businesses and the business owners with their estate planning and succession planning, probate, and bankruptcy needs, allowing him to service all of the needs of a client’s business and personal life.
- Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude (2006)
- State of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Columbus Bar Association, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate Committees
- Ohio State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Credit Education Coalition
- Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Awards & Honors
- 2014, 2015 and 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Star