John E. Mellyn, Jr.

Of Counsel 216.274.2294


John Mellyn, Jr. focuses his practice in the Real Estate and Commercial Finance Areas. John is a member of the firm’s Opinion Letter Committee.

At Hahn Loeser 

He represents buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees in connection with numerous commercial real estate transactions, and has been lead counsel for many of the firm’s lender clients in connection with both real estate and other commercial loans and related workout transactions.

John is an active member of the Cleveland City Club. Among his accomplishments, he was listed by Cincinnati Magazine as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" in 2004, 2005 & 2006. He is also AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics.



Boston College A.B., magna cum laude 1967


University of Virginia School of Law J.D. 1973

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member


Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section


Greater Cleveland Mortgage Bankers Association, Board of Governors, 1995 to present


Secretary, 1996 to present


Legislative, Co-Chair, 1994, Vice Chair, 1993.


Ohio State Bar Association, Real Property Section



Bar Admissions

State of Ohio


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio