Christopher M. Recht

Vice President & General Counsel

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Chris Recht serves as Vice President & General Counsel for The Port. As chief legal officer, Chris oversees risk management, legal compliance, insurance, contracting, and corporate governance for the organization. He also performs a significant amount of complex transactional work, including negotiating and drafting purchase/sale contracts, leases, and financing agreements relating to commercial, industrial, and residential real estate.

Chris joined the Port Authority in 2012 as Associate Counsel. In addition to a focus on transactional work, he actively managed the Hamilton County Landbank’s demolition grant and historic structure stabilization programs, and advised municipalities and townships on property acquisition, nuisance abatement, and blight remediation.

Chris is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Ohio Bar Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program. Prior to joining the Port Authority, Chris worked as a litigation attorney for a large Cincinnati law practice. Chris earned his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University, an MBA from UCLA, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.