Donald M. Hemmer's practice focuses on real estate development, commercial transactions and general corporate law in Ohio and Kentucky, including business and transactional matters involving formation of for-profit and not-for-profit entities, financing, mergers, sales and acquisitions, leasing, management, development, construction and syndication.  Don represents contractors and developers, sole proprietors and small business owners, buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, lenders and borrowers in all types of commercial matters including office, industrial, commercial, retail and residential development and re-development.

Practice Areas

Community Activities

Don’s civic positions have included:

  • Member of the St. Elizabeth Foundation
  • Graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky and Leadership Kentucky
  • Leadership Kentucky-Regional Representative
  • St. Charles Nursing Home-Large Gifts Committee-Chair
  • Carnegie Arts Center-Board of Directors
  • Chase College of Law-Transactional Group-Advisory Board
  • Chase College of Law-Board of Visitors
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association-Real Property Section-Vice Chair
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce-Member of Task Force on Revision of By-Laws
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce-Member of Task Force on Reaccreditation
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce-Seminars Committee-Chair
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Parks Public Affairs- Committee Member
  • St. John Church-Pastoral Council-Chair
  • St. Pius Church-Finance Committee
  • St. John Church-Festival Chair
  • St. Pius Church-Festival Chair
  • St. Xavier High School-Rugby Advisory Board-Treasurer
  • University of Cincinnati-Real Estate Law-Teacher
  • Youth basketball, baseball, soccer and football coach over a span of 25 years
  • Lectured for numerous professional, business and community organizations on real estate, construction, leasing, financing, syndication and related matters

Admitted to Practice

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association


  • J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law (Order of the Curia)
  • B.A., University of Kentucky
  • St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, OH