Ryan Whitaker

  • Title Insurance
  • Uniform Commercial Code/Litigation Searches
  • Foreclosure Judicial Title Reports
  • Excel Exchanges
  • Multi-State Transactions
  • Escrow Services
  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Tax — Litigation & Controversy, Cincinnati, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch – Trusts & Estates, Cincinnati 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch – Corporate Law, Cincinnati 2023
  • Member, PreventionFIRST!, Board of Trustees
  • Chair, Cincinnati Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Member, Southwestern Ohio Tax Institute, Planning Committee
  • State of Ohio
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • United States Tax Court
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2015
  • B.B.A., University of Cincinnati, 2012

Ryan is a Partner in the Business & Transactional, Real Estate and Tax Planning & Compliance practice groups at DBL Law.

Ryan’s tax practice focuses on federal, state, and local tax planning and controversy matters, including tax-free corporate reorganizations and divestitures, development projects under the Qualified Opportunity Zone program, tax audits, appeals, and tax court litigation, and complex tax-deferred real estate exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. Ryan also serves as President of ExcelExchanges LLC, a 1031 exchange Qualified Intermediary and wholly owned subsidiary of DBL Law.

In his real estate practice, Ryan represents property owners, developers, and investors on a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, development, and leasing matters.

In his corporate practice, Ryan counsels privately-held businesses on issues involving commercial contract drafting and negotiation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, and succession planning.

  • Commercial Real Estate Purchasers – Be Diligent With Your Due Diligence

    It is all too easy to toss aside a commercial real estate purchase agreement once signed. However, it is important for the purchaser of commercial real estate to be aware of the terms of the agreement. One of the most critical terms is the deadline by which the purchaser must complete its due diligence for […]

  • Protecting Buyers and Sellers: The Importance of Title Companies

    The Greater Cincinnati real estate market has seen strong growth despite industry setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Real estate professionals attribute this to low interest rates and inventory shortages. While the longevity of the current growth is unpredictable, the need for title companies is constant. What do Title Companies do? Through their title agents, […]

  • Excel Title Expands To West Chester Township

    Excel Title Services has expanded its regional footprint, opening an office in West Chester Township’s Towne Centre Square. Excel Title Services, LLC, is a full-service title company serving Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Licensed title insurance agents and real estate attorneys offer a range of services to owners, purchasers, lenders, developers, and builders, including: Senior Title […]