SEAN, LEED AP, is a partner in the Cincinnati office and is a consultant with the firm’s affiliate consultancy Calfee Strategic Solutions, LLC. His law practice focuses on land use, zoning, historic preservation, local government, and commercial real estate law. Sean’s consulting practice focuses on crafting clear, consistent, usable and defensible zoning and land development ordinances for communities of any size or location.
Prior to re-entering private practice in 2014, Sean served as Chief Counsel for Land Use and Planning for the City of Cincinnati, Ohio. In that role, he served as lead counsel for the Cincinnati Form-Based Code, Cincinnati Land Development Code, and the Cincinnati Historic Preservation Ordinance. Sean also represented the city in all land use, zoning and historic preservation matters, including representing and advising the Department of City Planning, the City Planning Commission, the Historic Conservation Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals. For a list of Sean’s Representative Transactions, click here.
He holds a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. In addition to being a licensed attorney in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, he is a member of the American Planning Association, the Congress for the New Urbanism, the Urban Land Institute, and serves on the Board of the Over-the-Rhine Foundation.