Meet the Kephart Fisher Team
David Fisher is a founding principal of the Firm. He specializes in all aspects of real estate development, ownership and financing, business organization and structuring, and creating unique financial models for both equity and debt transactions. He has a nationwide practice representing private equity funds, financial institutions, healthcare institutions, real estate developers and business owners.
Mr. Fisher has over 35 years of experience in structuring public-private partnerships as a public finance lawyer, land planning and zoning lawyer, and lawyer representing healthcare institutions with the on and off campus real estate development needs, including joint ventures.
Mr. Fisher is active throughout Central Ohio as a land planning and zoning lawyer. Recently, he was lead counsel responsible for all land planning, zoning and entitlement matters pertaining to the development of a new 1,385-acre mixed use community near Dublin, Ohio, known as “Jerome Village.”
Mr. Fisher received his undergraduate degree from Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio, in 1975 and his law degree from Northern Kentucky University (Salmon P Chase College of Law) in 1981. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Mr. Fisher is on the Board of Trustees of Otterbein University, Westerville.
Mr. Fisher resides in Gahanna, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, with his wife and family. His outside interests include gentleman farming, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, snow skiing and historic renovation and preservation.
Matthew Cull is an Associate Attorney with the Firm. His practice primarily covers all aspects of land planning, zoning, development, ownership, financing, and business organization and structuring. Beginning in 2016 with the Firm’s addition of attorney Gary L. Jones, Mr. Cull expanded his practice areas into Ohio liquor and hospitality law, enabling Mr. Cull to provide additional services to longstanding real estate clients of the Firm, as well as assist clients in the hospitality industry from the ground up.
Mr. Cull previously served as in-house counsel for a global, information-technology organization, where he concentrated on international data privacy law and developed expertise in contractual and other transactional matters and ensuring compliance with local, national and international statutes and regulations.
Mr. Cull received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in 1998 and his law degree from the same institution (OSU, Moritz College of Law) in 2009. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio.
After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mr. Cull served as an infantry officer, spending just over 10 years in the United States Marine Corps. While in the operating forces, Mr. Cull commanded multiple infantry and anti-terrorism units at the platoon and company level through five deployments, including two in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Mr. Cull is an elected member of the Clintonville Area Commission, an advisory body empowered in 1974 by the Columbus City Charter to, among other things, facilitate communications, understanding and cooperation between neighborhood groups, city officials and developers”. He represents Clintonville Area District 5 and is serving a three-year term.
Mr. Cull resides in Clintonville, a north side neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio with his wife and family.