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Dale H. Markowitz
Principal | Download Dale’s vCard

Practice Areas:
Real Estate Law; Zoning; Litigation; Eminent Domain Law; Corporate Law; Banking Law; Municipal Law; Oil & Gas, Mineral Rights and Natural Resources Law; Appellate Practice

Ohio State University, B.S.
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Magna Cum Laude

Ohio Supreme Court, Bar #0016840
Northern District of Ohio
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
U. S. Supreme Court

Professional/Personal Associations:
Geauga County Bar Association, Member (1975-present)
The Ohio Bar Association, Member (1975-present)
The American Bar Association, Member (1975-present)

AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Ohio Super Lawyers® Magazine (2004-2014, 2016-2020)
Rated Superb 9.7 out of 10, Avvo

     Lorman Distinguished Faculty Member

Publications/Speaking Engagement:
“It has always been our philosophy to advise our clients what they need to know, not what they want to hear. We constantly adhere to the belief that we are in a service profession, and responding quickly to our client’s needs is paramount.” –Dale Markowitz

On December 12, 2019, Dale Markowitz spoke at the National Business Institute’s, “Ensuring Local Governments Comply with the Law” seminar.

On December 7, 2017, Dale Markowitz spoke at the NBI seminar “Local Government Law: What Attorneys Need to Know”.  Dale spoke on Signs: Ordinances, Codes, Enforcement and Zoning Issues.

On Monday, December 05, 2016 – Tuesday, December 06, 2016, Dale Markowitz spoke at a 2-day NBI live seminar called Advanced Legal Issues Affecting Local Governments and Municipalities: The Ultimate Guide!

On April 9th, 2014, Dale Markowitz spoke at “The New Ohio EPA NPDES Permit for Small MS4s, What’s New and How to Get It Done” seminar at Cuyahoga Community College regarding construction and post-construction.

On March 26th, 2014, Dale Markowitz spoke at a Lorman seminar at the Doubletree Hotel Akron/Fairlawn in Akron regarding “Oil and Gas Rights in Ohio”.

On March 26, 2013, Dale Markowitz moderated and spoke at the Lorman Oil and Gas Right seminar in Akron Ohio on regulatory and environmental concerns in oil and gas development.

Speaking on zoning, oil and gas and eminent domain primarily for National Business Institute, Lorman Education Services, and previously for the National Judicial College.

On December 03, 2012, Dale Markowitz lectured on zoning during the Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation. For more information, click here: Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation

On November 15th, 2012, Dale Markowitz spoke at the Ohio Association for Justice Seminar regarding Oil & Gas Environmental Issues at Wyndham at Playhouse Square. His speech covered issues regarding Statutory Regulation of Oil and Gas Drilling, Recent Ohio Legislation and Indemnification.

On October 24th, 2012, Dale Markowitz spoke to the Eastern Geauga Landowners in regards to future leasing of their oil and gas rights. For more information about The Eastern Geauga County Ohio Landowners Group, click here:

More about Dale…

Dale, a resident of Pepper Pike, joined the firm in 1975 and has been a partner since 1978.  He has significant expertise counseling clients on matters related to real estate development, oil and gas leasing, land use planning, and zoning law. He advises an array of clients on such matters, including builders, real estate developers, counties, cities, and townships, and appears before planning commissions, zoning boards of appeals, township trustees and city councils throughout northern Ohio.  Dale currently serves as Law Director for the Village of Chagrin Falls.  Dale represents property owners in real property tax reduction appeals and eminent domain proceedings.  He advises business clients on a wide variety of matters related to their structure, governance, management, financing, and acquisitions and sales. His practice also involves civil litigation on a host of issues confronted by businesses and their owners including shareholder disputes, trade secret issues and employment related matters.  Dale is a frequent seminar speaker on land use, zoning and eminent domain law.  When not practicing law, he enjoys golfing and skiing.