John Paul Lucci is a partner in Hahn Loeser’s Business Practice Area and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Transactions Group. John Paul has a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate law. He has represented clients in leveraged buyout transactions and venture capital financings, as well as private-equity funds in the acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies.
John Paul has served as general counsel to private-equity portfolio companies and represented closely held family businesses in sales to private equity and strategic acquirers. In one of his more visible transactions in Northeast Ohio, John Paul served as corporate counsel to the developer of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.
In addition to his corporate expertise, John Paul has developed a significant gaming and regulatory practice. Most recently, he served as onsite counsel to a publicly traded gaming company. During this tenure, John Paul supervised a diverse litigation portfolio and negotiated commercial and gaming contracts.