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Joseph B. Jaap - Cincinnati, OH

3074 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209 - 1723

Updated: 07/06/2011

Cincinnati Residential Real Estate Lawyer


Joe assists clients with a wide range of legal issues, whether personal, family, or business, developing and implementing legal strategies to achieve client goals and to avoid and resolve disputes. Joe advises clients about their real estate and family legal matters, including wills, estate planning, divorce, child support, and related issues...

Joe assists clients with a wide range of legal issues, whether personal, family, or business, developing and implementing legal strategies to achieve client goals and to avoid and resolve disputes. Joe advises clients about their real estate and family legal matters, including wills, estate planning, divorce, child support, and related issues. His real estate practice includes both commercial and residential real estate, representing and counseling clients regarding purchases, sales, leasing, condominium development and conversions, condominium management and homeowner associations, construction contracting and construction project management, construction dispute resolution, and mechanic's liens.

Joe also provides general business representation advising clients about business formation, incorporation and joint ventures, contract negotiations, and public bidding. He helps clients resolve issues related to intellectual property, clearance and registration of state and federal trademarks and copyrights, trademark and copyright infringement claim resolution, intellectual property asset transfers and licensing, trade secret protection, and electronic commerce including Internet and domain name issues.

As the BPBS community service coordinator, Joe helps BPBS help others in the community. He has tutored and served as BPBS tutor coordinator for John P. Parker School with the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, and served as job shadowing coordinator for students from Taft and Withrow High Schools. He is active at his church in youth ministry and education, served as a trustee, and worked in various church committees and activities, including a church remodeling project. He also has served on the board of his neighborhood homeowner association.

A Cincinnati native, after graduating from Purdue with B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering, Joe served on active duty as an officer and engineer on Navy nuclear-powered ships. His Navy service was aboard a submarine, cruiser, and aircraft carrier, and he remains active with other local Navy veterans, serving on the executive board of the Cincinnati Council of the Navy League. After leaving the Navy, Joe worked for several years as an engineer and was licensed as a professional engineer in Ohio before obtaining his law degree from the University of Michigan. Joe is married, with three children.

About Joseph B. Jaap

Practice Areas

  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Condominium Law
  • Condominium Owner Associations
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Residential Subdivision Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Mechanic's Lien Law
  • Construction Lien Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • E-Business
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Succession Planning
  • Property Transactions
  • Office, Commercial & Industrial Leasing
  • Construction
  • Environmental Issues
  • Financing
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Exchanges
  • Copyright
  • Licensing
  • Trade Dress
  • Trade Secret
  • Trademark and Service Mark
  • Unfair Competition
  • Agencies & Distributorships
  • Loan Workouts
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Foreclosures
  • Living Wills
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Joint Ventures
  • Secured Transactions
  • Transactions
  • Business Successions
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Dissolution
  • Formation and Business Planning
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Internet
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Childrens Rights
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Condemnation
  • Condemnations & Cooperatives
  • Conveyancing
  • Eminent Domain
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Title Insurance
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Technology Licensing
  • Property (Ad Valorem) Taxes
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Liens
  • Defects
  • Copyrights

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1990

Other Affiliations

  • United States Navy, 1974 - 1980 (Lieutenant)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association (Member)
  • State of Ohio, 1986 - Present (Professional Engineer)
  • Navy League of the U.S. (Cincinnati Council, Secretary and Legislative Liaison)
  • Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (Partners in Education Volunteer Tutor Coordinator)


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1974
    Major: Engineering Science
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1974
    Major: Engineering

Past Positions

  • United States Navy Reserve, 1970 - 1974
  • United States Navy Reserve, 1980 - 1981


Office Information


3074 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209 - 1723


  • 513-721-2301

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