Shawn is the head of our Cleveland office and co-chair of the Firm’s Business Restructuring Services Department. For over 25 years, he has advised clients on strategic alternatives, including acquisitions, sales, mergers, affiliations, refinancing, recapitalizations, and restructurings. He has counseled boards of directors on meeting their fiduciary duties in a variety of circumstances. Shawn has experience in a number of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, retail, casual dining, plastics, telecommunications, and healthcare – including community and rural hospitals and long-term care. He has counseled businesses ranging in size from $10 million in revenue to multi-billion dollar public companies. Although resident in (and the head of) the Cleveland office, Shawn’s clients are located throughout the Eastern United States.
Shawn is the author of numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer. From 2004-2014, Cincinnati magazine selected Shawn as an Ohio Super Lawyer, an honor bestowed upon 5% of the lawyers in the state. Chambers USA, publishers of the world’s leading lawyer directory, recognized Shawn in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 as being a leader in Ohio in his field of law.