Practice Areas
  • Business and Corporate
  • Real Estate, Construction and Development
Academic Credentials
  • B.A. Case Western Reserve University 1998
  • J.D. Case Western Reserve University 2001
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio 2001
Professional Credentials
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Prior to joining Sonkin & Koberna in 2019, Kristen spent six years as in-house counsel to a real estate developer where she developed significant experience in commercial leasing and acquisition/disposition/financing transactions. Her practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, leasing, financing and corporate matters. Kristen advises clients through all stages of a transaction – including drafting and negotiation of purchase agreements, coordination and review of due diligence, negotiating financing documents, and coordinating closings. Kristen also has experience in corporate matters, including entity formation, planning and governance.

Representative Engagements:
  • Represented a developer in the acquisition, financing, construction, leasing and disposition of a retail shopping center in Wooster, Ohio
  • Represents national REIT in leasing transactions throughout the United States
  • Drafted and negotiated real estate purchase agreements and handle closings for the
    purchase and sale of real estate
  • Represented landlord in the drafting and negotiation of retail leases with national
  • Reviewed title, survey, and related due diligence reports in connection with commercial
    property acquisitions 
  • Drafted and negotiated commercial leases, amendments and extensions on behalf of
    landlords and tenants for industrial, retail and office properties