Christopher R. Mykytiak counsels clients in the areas of real estate, finance and general corporate law. His training and background have shaped his preparation, approach and advice so that he is able to provide common sense solutions based upon his previous experience and perspective. He values creating long-lasting relationships with clients and enjoys learning about their business goals and objectives.
Chris’ experience includes working on and closing a variety of transactions within the real estate industry, including office, industrial, retail, multi-family, telecommunications, raw land and hospitality. He regularly counsels tenants and landlords in connection with high-dollar commercial leases in all major markets across the United States. He also represents buyers and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions of single and multi-site real estate. Chris also has significant experience handling the real estate aspects of corporate and private-equity acquisitions and dispositions.
Additionally, Chris represents borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured financing transactions. He negotiates and documents loans for commercial, asset-based and real estate lending institutions. Chris routinely provides advice to the firm’s commercial lending clientele and borrowers.
In addition, Chris advises and counsels companies with general contract matters, entity selection, strategic asset protection, corporate structuring, operations, employment, and everyday business decisions.
Chris is a current resident of North Ridgeville, Ohio, where he loves coming home to his wife and three children. In addition to his family and collegiate athletics, Chris is also passionate about the preservation of our Great Lakes, classic American muscle cars and southern style “low ‘n slow” barbecue. In his spare time, Chris can be found losing golf balls on courses in the greater-Cleveland metropolitan area, tinkering with his homemade barbecue devices and enjoying the outdoors with his family.
University of Michigan Law School. J.D., 2009
Honors & Activities: 2008 Macomb County Bar Foundation Trustee Law Scholarship, Recipient; Westlaw Student Representative; Lawyer’s Club Front Desk Clerk
Michigan State University, B.A., International Relations, with honors; B.A., Psychology, with honors, 2006
Honors & Activities: The Tower Guard, President; Sigma Chi Fraternity; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant; Studied Abroad at the Universitè libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Summer of 2004; Legislative Assistant for State Senator
VFW Post 7035, Avon, Ohio
Alliance for the Great Lakes, Cleveland Chapter
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2020-21
State of Ohio
State of Michigan
State of Colorado (currently inactive)
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (former Planning Committee member for the 2017 Real Estate Law Institute Conference)
NAIOP, Developing Leader
Greater Cleveland Mortgage Bankers Association
Commercial Finance Association