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John O. Storey

Of Counsel


  • Of Counsel in the firm’s Business and Corporate and Real Estate practice groups, working and counseling many closely-held businesses and real estate investors/developers.
  • Currently Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Lakewood
  • Former Economic Development Specialist for the City of Sandusky, Ohio.
  • Experienced in a wide variety of corporate transactions, ranging from start-ups to large companies in their day-to-day operations and in advising on mergers and acquisitions on both the purchase and sale sides.
  • Experienced in a variety of real estate transactions, including historic tax credit and new market tax credit transactions in multiple cities in Ohio.
  • Served as outside general counsel for locally-based international wholesaler of consumer goods and assisted general counsel of locally-based lighting corporation on domestic and international governance filings, international commercial agreements, multi-jurisdictional refinancing.


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, J.D. 2005
  • Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, M.U.P.D.D., 2005
  • McGill University-Tulane University Summer Law Institute, Montreal, PQ 2004
  • The College of Wooster, Urban Studies, Cum Laude, 2001