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Cara Q. Hanson focuses her practice on real estate matters. Cara represents national lenders, real estate investment funds, and developers in connection with all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including real estate asset acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, financing and construction transactions.


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2024
    • Emerging Lawyer, 2022-2023
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2017-2018 and 2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2015 and 2022


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Toledo College of Law, 2009
    • Associate Executive Editor, The University of Toledo Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Miami University, 2005
  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Illinois