As a partner in the Cleveland office of Hahn Loeser, Doug has extensive experience in corporate, partnership, individual and estate tax matters. The primary emphasis of his practice is on transactional planning, including acquisitions and dispositions, reorganizations and limited partnership syndications, liquidations and executive compensation, including stock options and deferred compensation. He has substantial experience in compliance activities, controversy matters, and state and local tax matters.

At Hahn Loeser

As a business law attorney, Doug focuses his general corporate practice on privately held corporations, including incorporations, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations and liquidations.

Doug has a wide breadth of experience in estate planning and probate. His work in the planning and administration of estates has a particular emphasis on family business planning in connection with control of privately held corporate businesses and charitable gift planning. In addition, he is experienced in the formation, organization and operation of public charities and private family foundations, including securing tax-exempt status for these entities. He is also involved with planning and compliance for a wide range of tax matters affecting nonprofits.


Doug served as a member of the board of directors of the Elyria Country Club from 1993 to 1994 and from 2003 to 2008. He has been chairman since 2010, having served as the board’s president from 2005 to 2008 and as treasurer from 1993 to 1994. In addition, he was chairman of the Personnel Committee from 1993 to 1997, Handicap chair from 2001 to 2002, and a member of the Caddie Committee and the Golf Committee since 1993. He also serves as trustee of the Hotsey Caddie Scholarship Foundation.

Doug is currently director of the Western Golf Association, Evans Scholars Foundation. He previously served as treasurer of the Western Reserve Rowing Association from 1998 to 2004 and as director of the Cleveland Rowing Foundation from 2003 to 2011.



Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1975. Honors and activities: associate editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review, 1973-74


Kent State University, MPA, 1972


Kent State University, BBA, magna cum laude, 1971. Honors and activities: Beta Alpha Psi; Beta Gamma Sigma

Memberships & Affiliations

Ohio, Bar Association: member


Florida Bar Association: member


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: member

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Ohio Bar, 1975


Admitted to the Florida Bar, 1982


Licensed, U.S. Tax Court, 1979

Awards & Distinctions

AV® Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell