John serves as Counsel in the Business Department at McDonald Hopkins. He represents both borrowers and lenders in commercial finance and real estate lending transactions, as well as in restructuring transactions, as part of the Commercial Finance and Real Estate teams.

John has additional experience representing debtors, creditors, liquidating trustees, and court-appointed receivers in strategic advisory and restructuring matters, including out-of-court work-outs, and receiverships. He has also represented both debtors and creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and has extensive experience in representing banks and lending institutions in all aspects of commercial and bankruptcy litigation

John earned his J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University.

Honors & Recognition

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© (2018-2024)

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers (2022)

Turnaround Management Association’s “Turnaround of the Year” Award (2016)



University of Akron School of Law

The Ohio State University

Admissions – Court

Admissions – State

Professional & Civic

Professional Activities

Ohio State Bar Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

American Bar Association

Turnaround Management Association

Community Involvement

Avon Lake Civil Service Commission

Shoregals Basketball Club, Secretary

American Red Cross, Volunteer

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