Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
As Vice Chair of Calfee’s Real Estate group, Karla Rogers's practice focuses on counseling publicly and privately held clients with respect to all aspects of real estate law and commercial finance law. She is experienced representing clients in property development, acquisitions, mergers, leasing and dispositions involving real property holdings.
Karla enjoys getting to know her clients and their businesses in order to provide practical and creative solutions to their real estate, commercial, finance and corporate law needs.
She counsels clients in all aspects of real estate acquisitions and divestitures, including structuring transactions, land assemblage, land use, zoning and permitting compliance. Karla works extensively on all real estate components of corporate acquisitions, mergers and divestitures. She counsels clients on purchase and sale agreements title, survey and other real estate matters in connection with individual and multi-site acquisitions and sales.
Karla is experienced in negotiating and drafting commercial, industrial and retail leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants.
She also represents institutional lenders and public and privately held borrowers in connection with structuring, negotiating and drafting real estate financing agreements and facilitating secured financing transactions.
Karla has been named as one of "America’s Leading Lawyers" in Chambers USA for Real Estate (2015-2018, 2021). Karla has been named to Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate (2021-2022) and Corporate Law (2022).
Karla has extensive experience in representing public mining company clients in all aspects of mineral leasing and mineral acquisitions and divestitures. Karla serves as a member of Calfee’s Hiring Committee and is involved in Calfee’s mentoring program.
Previously the director of governmental affairs for the Building Industry Association of Cleveland & Suburban Counties, Karla was also an associate with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister. Karla joined Calfee in 1998, was elected Partner in 2009, and began serving as Vice Chair of the Real Estate practice group in 2020 and is a member of Calfee’s Practice, Planning and Growth Committee.