Martine' "Marty" Dunn

Corporate Law, Real Estate
Dinsmore & Shohl
255 E 5th St Ste 1900
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4720
(513) 977-8209

Marty Dunn is a Partner in the Corporate and Finance Departments, a member of the firm's Board of Directors and Chair of the Diversity Committee. He is a leader in fostering economic development through entrepreneurial alliances involving for-profit, non-profit and governmental entities. Marty represents closely held and large companies in connection with business structuring, acquisitions, and commercial loan transactions. He provides strategic counsel to clients through advocacy, coalition-building and creative service solutions. Marty has extensive experience representing clients in the acquisition, sale, lease, development and construction of a variety of commercial real estate properties, including major healthcare facilities, office complexes and shopping centers. He has also represented lenders and developers in an assortment of structured finance transactions, many of which involved New Markets, Historic or Low Income Housing Tax Credits.

Earlier in his career, Marty had the distinction of serving as the partner-in-charge for the Cincinnati office of a statewide law firm, which made him the first African-American managing partner of a law firm in Cincinnati.


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, (1984)
B.S., Northwestern University, (1981)

Bar Admissions:


Court Admissions:

Southern District of Ohio

Related Services:

Commercial Finance
Corporate & Transactional
Nonprofit Organizations
Real Estate

Related Industries
Banking & Financial Services

Memberships & Affiliations:

American Bar Association
National Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati
United Way/American Red Cross Partnership Committee, Member
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Immediate Past Presiding Co-chair of Board of Directors
FreeStore/FoodBank, Member of the Board of Trustees
Corwine Foundation, Secretary
Cincinnati Museum Center, Secretary, Board of Trustees
Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program, Board of Directors
Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, former Member of Board of Directors
Metropolitan Club, Past Chair, Board of Governors


Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law
Selected for the Ohio Super Lawyers List
Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
"Power 100" List of The Most Influential African-American Attorneys by On Being a Black Lawyer
Listed in Savoy Magazine's "Most Influential Black Lawyers"

Publications & News:

January 13, 2016 Dinsmore Elects 4 Attorneys to its Board of Directors

August 17, 2015 Best Lawyers Recognizes 189 Dinsmore & Shohl Attorneys

March 11, 2015 2 Cincinnati Attorneys make National Magazine's Influential List

March 10, 2015 Marty Dunn Named to Savoy?s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers List

October 3, 2014 Marty Dunn Honored as a Gentlemen of Style and Substance

August 18, 2014 Best Lawyers Recognizes 164 Dinsmore & Shohl Attorneys

December 4, 2013 65 Dinsmore & Shohl Named 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

October 23, 2013 Dinsmore & Shohl Partnered With P&G to Sponsor Fellows Event for the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity

August 15, 2013 Best Lawyers? Recognizes 160 Dinsmore & Shohl Attorneys

December 19, 2012 77 Dinsmore Attorneys Named 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

November 28, 2012 Dinsmore Recognized for Diversity Efforts

August 24, 2012 Best Lawyers? Recognizes 165 Dinsmore Attorneys

January 5, 2012 79 Dinsmore Attorneys Named to 2012 Ohio Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Lists

September 2, 2011 Best Lawyers? Recognizes 147 Dinsmore Attorneys

December 29, 2010 68 Dinsmore & Shohl Attorneys Named to 2011 Ohio Super Lawyers & Rising Stars List

August 4, 2010 Best Lawyers? Recognizes 141 Dinsmore & Shohl Attorneys

July 31, 2009 The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 124 Dinsmore & Shohl Attorneys

February 5, 2009 Marty Dunn Elected to Boards for Two Cincinnati Organizations

December 25, 2008 52 Dinsmore & Shohl Attorneys Named to Ohio Super Lawyers 2009 list

September 23, 2008 107 Dinsmore & Shohl Attorneys Named to 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America

April 14, 2008 Partner with One of Ohio's Largest Law Firms Joins Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

April 14, 2008 Marty Dunn jumps to Dinsmore & Shohl