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Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP


Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP - Cleveland
  • 200 Public Square
  • Suite 2800
  • Cleveland
  • Ohio
  • USA
  • OH 44114
  • Tel:+1 216 621 0150
  • Fax:+1 216 241 2824
  • Web:Visit website
  • Managing Partner: Lawrence E Oscar, Esq
  • Number of partners: 73
  • Number of other lawyers: 47
  • Languages: English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1920, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Cleveland, Columbus, and Akron, Ohio; Naples and Fort Myers, Florida; Indianapolis, Indiana and San Diego, California. It has more than 130 attorneys providing sophisticated and creative counsel to a wide spectrum of clients, both regionally and around the globe.

Main Areas of Practice:
Represent clients in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States and in all manners of alternative dispute resolution. Known for particular expertise in complex commercial and class action litigation, employment and non-competition agreements, intellectual property and tort litigation. Proven track record serving as outside litigation counsel for publicly-traded companies, providing creative solutions for managing litigation costs.
Contact: Robert J Fogarty
Email: rjfogarty@hahnlaw.com

Counsel to businesses of all sizes, ranging from emerging closely held enterprises to long established family businesses to publicly-traded corporations. Recognized for excellence in mergers and acquisitions, financing, distribution, leasing, licensing, corporate and securities law, tax planning, structuring and employee benefits, transitioning of family-held enterprises and real estate transactions.
Contact: Stanley R Gorom III
Email: srgorom@hahnlaw.com

Creditors’ Rights & Insolvency:
Represent creditors (secured and unsecured), creditors’ committees, debtors and trustees in reorganization and insolvency matters, including Chapter 11 proceedings. Represent financial institutions, vendors and other creditor or debtor interests in connection with numerous workouts and restructurings, and troubled company mergers and acquisitions.
Contact: Daniel A DeMarco
Email: dadmarco@hahnlaw.com

Labor & Employment:
Represent public and private employers in all aspects of their relationships with employees, unions and regulatory state and federal agencies, including the EEOC, NLRB and DOL. Regularly represent employers in litigation, before state and federal agencies, and in union negotiations throughout the United States.
Contact: W Eric Baisden
Email: ebaisden@hahnlaw.com

Intellectual Property:
Counsel clients for patent, trademark and copyright procurement and prosecution. Also litigate disputes related to domestic and international intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and technology licensing matters.
Contact: Mark A Watkins
Email: mawatkins@hahnlaw.com

Practice Group of more than 25 experienced attorneys providing counsel on nearly every area of law impacting the construction industry today. Represent a wide range of clients throughout the Midwest, as well as nationally and internationally. Clients include owners, developers, contractors, material suppliers and design professionals.
Contact: Rob Remington
Email: rrremington@hahnlaw.com

Health Care & Nonprofit:
Experienced in affiliations and joint ventures involving health care and nonprofit organizations, hospital mergers and acquisitions, hospital financings, provider contracts, medical staff and private practitioner contracts and governance issues. Nonprofit representation includes formation of public charities and private foundations, joint ventures, mergers, governance issues, probate and civil litigation on behalf of charitable organizations and trusts, planned giving and sophisticated executive compensation arrangements.
Contact: Arthur L Cobb (Health Care)
Email: alcobb@hahnlaw.com
Contact: Stephen J Knerly, Jr (Nonprofit)
Email: sjknerly@hahnlaw.com

Estate Planning:
Counsel high-net worth individuals and owners of privately-held companies in developing comprehensive plans for the management of assets during life, the protection of assets in the event of disability and the tax-efficient transfer of wealth at death. Attorneys focus on the individual client’s needs, goals and values, striving to minimize estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and income taxes.
Contact: Arthur E Gibbs III
Email: aegibbs@hahnlaw.com

Counsel government officials and public and quasipublic entities on economic development policies and initiatives, employment matters, diversity issues, public-private transactions and private sector transactions. Conduct impartial investigations involving the expenditure of public funds.
Contact: Alan S Kopit
Email: askopit@hahnlaw.com

International Work:
Law firm of choice for companies doing business across the border or overseas and for companies venturing into the United States. The firm handles international matters as diverse as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investment, international distribution agreements and technology transfer.
Contact: Christopher S W Blake
Email: cswblake@hahnlaw.com

Fidelity National Financial, Inc., Aetna Inc., Cargill, Inc., Great Lakes Cheese Co. Inc., BMW Financial Services, NA, Johnson Controls, Inc., Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland Museum of Art, Head USA, Jacobs Entertainment, Inc., Nucor Corporation, HUGO BOSS USA, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., Shearer’s Foods, LLC, DeBartolo Holdings, Rochester General Health System, POET Design and Construction LLC, McNally/Kiewit LLP, Gerber’s Poultry, AgStar Financial Services, Avis Budget Group, Emerson Network Power – Americas, OM Group, Inc., Wendy’s International, Inc., Installed Building Products and Smith Dairy.


  • 200 Public Square,
  • Suite 2800,
  • Cleveland,
  • Ohio
  • USA
  • OH 44114
  • Tel +1 216 621 0150
  • Fax +1 216 241 2824
  • Website : www.hahnlaw.com
  • 65 East State Street,
  • Suite 1400,
  • Columbus,
  • Ohio
  • USA
  • OH 43215
  • Tel +1 614 221 0240
  • Fax +1 614 221 5909
  • 300 GOJO Plaza,
  • 501 S. Main Street,
  • Akron,
  • Ohio
  • USA
  • OH 44311
  • Tel +1 330 864 5550
  • Fax +1 330 864 7986
  • 800 Laurel Oak Drive,
  • Suite 600,
  • Naples,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 34108
  • Tel +1 239 254 2900
  • Fax +1 239 592 7716
  • 2400 East First Street,
  • Fort Myers,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 33901
  • Tel +1 239 337 6700
  • Fax +1 239 337 6701
  • 10150 Lantern Road, Suite 250,
  • Indianapolis,
  • Indiana
  • USA
  • IN 46037
  • Tel +1 317 578 1400
  • Fax +1 317 578 0207
  • 600 West Broadway,
  • Suite 1500,
  • San Diego,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 92101
  • Tel +1 619 810 4300
  • Fax +1 619 810 4301

Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Ohio

What the team is known for Creditor work continues to be a key focus. Maintains a broad client base, including banks and other creditors. Strong expertise in the steel and minerals, agricultural, telecoms, and oil and gas arenas.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Very pleased with the law firm. I would give them the highest recommendation as they are a pleasure to work with and did a wonderful job at protecting us."

"Well versed in the subject matter, courteous and attentive to client matters."

What's new? New client wins include Community South Bank, Citrus Universal, Lake Park Towers and RM Auctions.

Work highlights Represented Evans Oil, a fuel and petroleum distributor valued at $120 million, in the undertaking and completion of a Chapter 11 reorganization. 

Continues to represent Triad Resources in post-confirmation litigation, providing advice after the outcome of this litigation and on the sale and purchase of further oil and gas leases and properties.

Notable practitioners  

Practice head Daniel DeMarco represents an array of clients, notably creditors, indenture trustees and debtors. He is described by one commentator as being "very experienced, well respected and results-driven."

Lawrence Oscar leads on workouts, transaction-closing and acquisitions of financially unstable businesses. A source says: "He is pragmatic, flexible and willing to reach an agreement. He is very bright and personable, and you can do business with him. He is always thinking about the client's needs."

The highly regarded Nancy Valentine advises creditors, landlords and lenders, and is also a fine choice of counsel for debtors in bankruptcy and litigation proceedings.

Rocco Debitetto did a "wonderful job at protecting us," notes one client, adding: "He was a pleasure to work with; he was very clear on explanations and was very efficient in every way." Another client says: "I have most assuredly been impressed with him, particularly his skills and professionalism."

Lee Powar specializes in creditors' rights, commercial finance and a range of corporate matters. One peer says: "He is very good with clients, very thoughtful and he knows bankruptcy law very well."

Significant clients AgStar Financial Services, Cliffs Natural Resources, Antaramian Properties, Citrus Universal, Mark Kozel Trustee.

Construction - Ohio

What the team is known for Represents various clients including public bodies, developers and contractors in advising on dispute resolution, contract matters, real estate and zoning issues. Also counsels on claims, troubled projects and green projects.

Work highlights Represented McNally Tunneling and Kiewit in a $200 million joint venture to build a new sanitary tunnel in Cleveland.

Counseled Quay 55 Limited Partnership in litigation against Marous Brothers Construction for claims in excess of $12 million due to construction defects in an apartment and condominium building that was converted from a warehouse.

Notable practitioners  

"Very astute attorney" Rob Remington acts on behalf of range of clients including contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, designers, owners and lenders in sophisticated construction matters.

Significant clients Johnson Controls, Cliffs Natural Resources, Fidelity National Financial, POET.

Corporate/M&A - Ohio

What the team is known for Maintains a notably broad-based corporate practice, advising mainly private companies on diverse areas such as M&A, real estate transactions and securities issues. Clients benefit from its multidisciplinary and cost-effective approach.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm is wonderful. They handle everything we need and cover all my bases wherever I do business. They have offices around the country and good people."

"The most responsive group I have ever dealt with; they meet all their deadlines, their customer service is outstanding and their accuracy is incredible."

Work highlights Represented The Lincoln Electric Company on its purchase of several entities including Tennessee Rand and Wayne Trail Technologies.

Advised AFIMAC on its acquisition of Mena International Group, consequently providing AFIMAC with an extensive South American presence.

Notable practitioners  

Robert Ross leads on high-profile domestic and international acquisitions and regularly works for a number of well-known manufacturing clients. One client states: "He has excellent business skills and understands our business, values and decision-making approach. He is skilled in M&A, negotiations and general corporate matters, and has very good interpersonal skills."

Significant clients Cliffs Natural Resources, Jacobs Entertainment, Head NV, Shearer’s Foods, Country Pure Foods.

Intellectual Property - Ohio

What the team is known for Strong presence in Akron and across the Midwest, with expertise in the full range of IP issues. Extensive expertise in dispute resolution in relation to the protection, enforcement and defense of alleged violation of its clients' IP rights.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They understand our business objectives and how we can achieve them. We trust them and they have unique talent to partner with us when we need them." 

"We are very happy with them; whenever we need different expertise they seem to have it in different areas."

Work highlights Represented the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as developers and distributors of hospital administration software in a complex copyright infringement and trade secrets misappropriation dispute with Studer Group.

Acted for Techtronic Floor Care Technology in a declaratory action brought against Fellowes to have the defendant's paper shredder patent declared invalid.

Notable practitioners  

Significant clients Electrolux North America, GE Transportation, Norco Industries, OM Group, The Lincoln Electric Company.

Labor & Employment - Ohio

This firm is classed as a "Other Noted Firm".

Other Noted Firms are firms that are active in this practice area but have not yet been ranked.

Litigation - Ohio

What the team is known for Represents publicly traded companies and private entities in trial and appellate courts. Often retained for unusual and complex cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Well deserving of recognition." 

Work highlights Defeated a class action claim against Chicago Title Insurance Company for punitive damages. The plaintiffs sought more than $200 million for the over-collecting of recording fees, which the company admitted it had done mistakenly. The jury awarded $1.1 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages.

Notable practitioners  

Robert Fogarty has experience in the Ohio Courts of Appeal and the Ohio Supreme Court, and was recently retained to represent Cliffs Natural Resources before federal court and in arbitration proceedings. His client list also includes notable healthcare entities.  

Steven Goldfarb has a commercial litigation practice that spans the country and specializes in areas such as title insurance and financial services. He counts one of the largest insurance companies in the USA, Fidelity National Financial, among his clients.

Clients say Marc Kessler is "good at strategic thinking" and "exceedingly good in negotiation." He offers valuable knowledge and experience in settling tricky business disputes, representing major companies such as Avis Budget Group.

Practice chair Rob Remington has a wealth of experience in construction litigation, representing clients such as general contractors, owners and material suppliers. He is described as "knowledgeable, responsive and great to work with."

Significant clients Aetna, Johnson Controls, Lincoln Electric, POET LLC.