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Lawrence E. Oscar, former CEO and managing partner of Hahn Loeser & Parks and currently the firm’s Ohio Regional Coordinating Partner, and Business Enterprises Practice Area Co-Chair, serves as a key advisor to executive management at NYSE and Fortune 1000 companies. He provides counsel for a wide range of situations and issues, including overall strategy, dispute resolution, employee relations, mergers and acquisitions, political developments and pricing strategies, among others.

Ranked as one of the top Bankruptcy/Restructuring lawyers in Ohio, according to Chambers USA, Larry’s clients praise his “unique ability to see the most important aspects of a case or situation before others,” and appreciate that he “truly grasps the economic situation and places business issues at the fore.”

Larry’s significant knowledge and business acumen has made him a trusted counselor to businesses, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, debtors and trustees in reorganization and insolvency matters; financial institutions, vendors and other creditor or debtor interests in connection with numerous workout, composition and extension arrangements; and acquirers of financially distressed businesses inside and outside of bankruptcy proceedings.

Contact & Links


  • 200 Public Square, Suite 2800
    Cleveland, OH 44114


  • New York University, J.D., graduated 1981
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S., graduated 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1981


  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section - Member
  • Cleveland Leadership Center - Board of Trustees
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Member
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership, Equity & Inclusion - Board Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Banking, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Cleveland (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Special Focus:

  • Chapter 12
  • Commercial
  • Committee Representation
  • Creditor Committees
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Debtors' Rights
  • Workouts and Restructurings


  • ChambersUSA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2005-21
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy: Business, 2004-21
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2005-22; Cleveland Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy Law, 2013
  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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