Rocco I. Debitetto

Rocco I. Debitetto

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Recognized since 2013

Cleveland, Ohio

Practice Areas

Art Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

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As chair of the firm’s Business Practice Area, Rocco I. Debitetto counsels businesses and individuals in connection with a variety of matters pertinent to all phases of business operations. He has been involved in a variety of commercial transactions from all sides of the table, including asset sales and acquisitions, business start-ups, significant contract negotiations, and commercial and asset-based financings. Several businesses further look to Rocco on a regular basis as their outside general counsel, tasked with addressing day-to-day legal needs and issues.

Rocco also is an experienced business restructuring attorney with a practice focusing on creditors’ rights, reorganization, workouts, bankruptcy and state court proceedings. He has diverse experience representing debtors-in-possession, secured lenders, lessors and landlords, unsecured creditors, official creditor committees, individual business owners, trustees, and receivers.

Finally, Rocco has an established art law practice dedicated to representing museums of all kinds and sizes, private collectors, and trade organizations in connection with buying, selling, commissioning, and lending art; importing and exporting art; procuring gifts of art; and advocating for the interests of museums under the Cultural Property Implementation Act.

Professionally, Rocco “grew up” at Hahn Loeser, beginning his career with the firm as a 23-year-old law student, and growing with it for two decades.

Contact & Links
  • 200 Public Square, Suite 2800
    Cleveland, OH 44114
  • University of Cincinnati, J.D., graduated 2001
  • University of Dayton, B.A., graduated 1998
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, 2001
  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section - Member
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild - Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Cleveland Chapter - Board Member
  • The Justinian Forum - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and the Southern District of Ohio, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Art Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2014-23; Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers, 2015-20, 2022-23; Top 50 Cleveland Super Lawyers, 2015-20, 2022-23

  • ChambersUSA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2014-23
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2013-23
  • Who to Watch in Law, Crain’s Cleveland Business, 2013
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2005-07; 2009-13
  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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