Overview

Prior to commencing his legal career, John obtained his degree in accounting and practiced as a tax accountant. While attending law school, he also enrolled in graduate classes in the business school so that he was able to simultaneously obtain his law degree and his master's degree in taxation. Consequently, John concentrates his practice in on business and tax related areas of law. These areas include estate planning, business and corporate planning and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisition, development, sales and leases and probate, estate and trust administration.

John is a featured speaker to attorneys and professionals as well as to the public on the technical and practical aspects of his practice.

Honors & Recognitions

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, since 2013

John Patrick Best Lawyers

Community & Professional

Ohio State Bar Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Estate Planning Council of Cleveland

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Physician Employment Agreements, Terms and Negotiations
    Cleveland, OH, Nov 14, 2019
  • Physician Employment Contracts, Negotiations and Issues
    Sandusky, OH, May 9, 2019
  • Physician Employment Contracts – Terms and Negotiations
    Cleveland, OH, Dec 20, 2018
  • Physician Employment Agreements: Terms and Negotiations
    Cleveland, OH, Nov 8, 2018
  • Physician Employment Agreements – Terms and Negotiations
    Cleveland, OH, Sep 26, 2017
  • Physician Employment and Contractor Agreements
    Cleveland, OH, Feb 22, 2017
  • Physician Employment Agreements
    Cleveland, OH, Jan 24, 2017
  • Physician Employment Agreements, Terms and Negotiations
    Residents and Fellows of University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Feb 25, 2016
  • Physician Employment Agreements, Terms and Negotiations
    University Hospitals 2016 Residents, Cleveland, OH, Feb 16, 2016
  • Physician Employment Agreements, Terms and Negotiations
    MetroHealth Medical Center Medical Staff, Cleveland, OH, Jan 13, 2016
  • Physician Employment Agreements and Asset Protection
    BattDouglas Financial Group, Cleveland, OH, Sep 28, 2015
  • Physician Employment Agreements, Terms and Negotiations
    University Hospitals Health Systems Staff Physician, Cleveland, OH, Mar 24, 2015
  • Physician Employment Agreements – Terms and Negotiations
    South Point Hospital Staff, Cleveland, OH, Jan 28, 2015
  • Physician Employment Agreements – Terms and Negotiations
    Residents and Fellows of University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH, Jan 14, 2015
  • Essential Financial Planning for Physicians
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation Medical Staff, Cleveland, OH, Dec 4, 2014
  • Physician Employment Contracts – Terms and Negotiations
    Cleveland Clinic Fellows, Cleveland, OH, Nov 19, 2014
  • Cleveland, OH, Mar 19, 2014
  • Employment Contract for Physicians, Terms and Negotiations and Asset Protection Planning-University Hospital Health Systems
    Cleveland, OH, Jan 9, 2014
  • Estate Planning for the Physician
    Cleveland Clinic CME - Cleveland, OH, Dec 4, 2013
  • Physician Employment Agreements and Asset Protection Planning
    University Hospital Psychiatry Dept. Fellows - Cleveland, OH, Oct 16, 2013
  • Physician Employment Agreements – Terms and Negotiations
    University Hospital 2013 Physician Resident Class - Cleveland, OH, Jun 6, 2013
  • Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation for Physicians
    University Hospitals Residents and Fellows - Cleveland, OH, Apr 15, 2013
  • Physician Employment Agreements: Terms and Negotiations
    University Hospital Residents and Fellows Neurology Dept. - Cleveland, OH, Apr 8, 2013
  • Physicians Employment Agreements Terms and Negotiations
    Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital - Cleveland, OH, Feb 12, 2013
  • Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements
    Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Medical Staff - Cleveland, OH, Jan 25, 2013
  • Negotiating Employment Agreements for Physicians
    University Hospitals System – Psychiatry Department - Cleveland, OH, Jan 23, 2013
  • Negotiating Employment Agreements for Physicians
    University Hospitals System – Psychiatry Department - Cleveland, OH, Jan 23, 2013
  • Asset Protection and Estate Planning for Physicians
    University Hospitals System – Psychiatry Department Regional Meeting - Cleveland, OH, Jan 9, 2013
  • Terms and Negotiations of Physician Employment Agreements
    University Hospitals Residents and Fellows of Cardiology - Cleveland, OH, May 9, 2012
  • Asset Protection and Estate Planning for the Medical Professional
    Associate Residents and Fellows Cleveland Clinic South Pointe - Cleveland, OH, May 7, 2012
  • Physician Employment Agreements, Terms and Negotiations - Residents and Fellows of Cleveland Clinic
    Apr 18, 2012
  • Asset Protection and Estate Planning for the Medical Professional
    Residents, Fellows and Medical Staff of University Hospitals - Cleveland, OH, Apr 12, 2012
  • Physician Employment Agreements, Terms and Negotiations
    University Hospital Residents and Fellows - Cleveland, OH, Apr 11, 2012
  • Physician Employment Agreements, Terms and Negotiations
    Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital Association of Residents and Fellows - Beachwood, OH, Mar 22, 2012
  • Asset Protection and Estate Planning for the Medical Professional
    Case Western Reserve University Dental School - Cleveland, OH, Mar 20, 2012
  • Asset Protection planning, and Estate Planning for the Physician
    University Hospital Psychology Residents and Fellows - Cleveland, OH, Feb 29, 2012
  • Physician employment contracts, terms and negotiations
    University Hospital Association of Residents and Fellows - Cleveland, OH, Feb 16, 2012
  • Negotiating Employment Contracts for Dentists
    Case Western Reserve Dental School - Cleveland, OH, Jan 20, 2012
  • Health Care Employment Agreements
    Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital - University Hospitals Health System - Cleveland, OH, Dec 5, 2011
  • Estate Planning and How to Protect Your Assets
    St. John’s West Shore Cardiology Group - Cleveland, OH, Apr 20, 2011
  • Physician Employment Agreements - St. John West Shore Hospital Staff
    Cleveland, OH, Mar 23, 2011
  • Asset Protection Planning and Physician Employment Agreements
    UH Residents and Fellows Seminar - Cleveland, OH, Feb 23, 2011
  • Physician Employment Contracts - Association for Residents and Fellows of University Hospital Health System
    Cleveland, OH, Jan 28, 2011
  • Estate Planning for the Medical Professional - Case Western Reserve University Dental School Residents
    Cleveland, OH, Jan 14, 2011
  • Estate Planning for the Physician - University Hospital System, Neurology Department
    Cleveland, OH, Nov 9, 2010
  • Estate Planning for the Seasoned Investor - Shaker Heights Investment Club
    Cleveland, OH, Nov 1, 2010
  • Estate Planning and Business Succession- 212 Capital Group Investment Advisors.
    Sandusky,OH, Apr 29, 2010
  • Advanced Estate Planning
    Nov 17, 2009
  • Advanced Estate Planning, Gilbride & Company CLE
    Columbus, Ohio, Oct 14, 2008
  • Advanced Estate Planning, Gilbride & Company CLE
    Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 6, 2008
  • Fundamentals of Wills & Estate Planning, Darice Inc. Employment Administrative Leaders
    Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 18, 2007
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning, Ohio Employees of Darice, Inc.
    Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 17, 2007
  • Estate Planning for the Real Estate Professional, Colliers Ostendorf Morris Midwest Meeting
    Cleveland,OH, Mar 27, 2007

Insights

Publications

Education

J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 1993

Masters Taxation, University of Akron School of Business Administration, 1993

B.S., Youngstown State University, Accounting,1989

Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1993
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