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Shannon L.Costello | Best Lawyers | Lawyer of the Year 2019 | litigation - Real Estate Dayton, Ohio

Shannon L. Costello, a shareholder at Coolidge Wall with more than 20 years of experience, focuses her practice primarily in commercial and industrial real estate matters and also serves as chair of the firm's Real Estate Department. She represents a wide variety of clients ranging from small start-ups to publicly traded companies. Shannon serves a diverse client base, including real estate developers, investors, and asset management companies involved with office, industrial, retail and multi-family projects, and manufacturing operations.


Shannon has extensive experience in handling:

  • Sale and purchase transactions
  • Lending transactions on both the borrower and lender side
  • Leasing
  • Zoning and other development issues
  • Real estate tax challenges and real estate litigation
  • Environmental due diligence and CERCLA defense

Shannon earned her undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University and attended law school at the University of Cincinnati.  Shannon has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Real Estate Law and Litigation-Real Estate every year since 2010. She has also received the special honor of "Dayton Best Lawyers Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year." Shannon also was named in the Dayton Business Journal's Who's Who in Real Estate list in 2018 and 2019.

Shannon has donated countless hours of legal services to non-profit organizations in the Montgomery and Greene County areas.  She served as General Counsel for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton for nine years and was Habitat's Board President for two years. She continues her service to Habitat as a member of several committees. Shannon also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Dayton.

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Environmental

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1998


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Ohio State University
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: With honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1998


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