Kristin W. Boose


Kristin’s practice focuses on assisting lenders, borrowers, and developers in financing matters. Kristin represents clients in all facets of commercial real estate and commercial lending, including traditional mortgage lending, HUD-insured mortgage lending transactions, Fannie Mae Multifamily, and asset-based and cash flow credit facilities. She also represents developers in transactions utilizing New Markets Tax Credit, Low Income Tax Credit and/or Historic Tax Credit transactions. Kristin also counsels clients on general real estate matters as well as matters involving loan workouts and restructurings. Kristin has been named an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Education & Admissions


  • Baldwin-Wallace University

    (B.A., magna cum laude, 1997)

  • Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management

    (M.B.A., 2001)

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law

    (J.D., 2001)


  • State of Ohio



  • Represented a private equity fund in obtaining more than $36 million of taxable mortgage revenue bonds. This purchase was part of more than $101 million of conduit financing funded through bonds issued by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority to fund new construction in Westlake, Ohio.
  • Representation of lenders in the negotiation, drafting, and modification of loan facilities for a wide variety of commercial loans, asset-based loans, and mortgage loans.
  • Representation of lenders in commercial, asset-based and real estate loan workouts and restructurings, including negotiation and documentation of forbearance and loan restructuring agreements, loan sale agreements, and deed-in-lieu of foreclosure arrangements.
  • Representation of borrowers and developers in negotiation and completion of acquisition financing, mortgage and commercial loan facilities, and tax credit assisted development projects.
  • Representation of skilled nursing and assisted living facility owners and operators in negotiation and completion of acquisition financing for long-term care facilities.
  • Representation of participant banks involved in financing owners of long-term care facilities.
  • Representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and sale of commercial real estate properties, including office, industrial, and apartment complexes.
  • Knowledgeable in Fannie Mae Guidelines and requirements for multifamily property lending, including representation of Fannie Mae DUS lenders in the documentation and closing of Fannie Mae Multifamily loans.

Publications & Presentations


  • “Navigating Borrowers Through the Looking-glass of CMBS Financing,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Real Estate Law Institute (November 2017)
  • “Sale and Purchase of Commercial Real Estate,” Ohio State Bar Association (April 2014; April 2013)
  • “Disturbing Thoughts about Non-Disturbance Agreements,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Real Estate Law Institute (November 2008)
  • “Subprime Lending Guidance: The Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending,” Ulmer & Berne Financial Law Resource (Fall 2007 Issue)
  • “Reforging the Boilerplate: A Case Law Review of Standard Real Estate Contracts,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Ohio Chapter (May 2007)
  • “Revised Article 9,” Purchasing Management Association of Cleveland (February 2003)



  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women


  • Cleveland Bridge Builders (Class of 2007)



  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2018-2020)
  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2006; 2007; 2010; 2013)