Daniel A. DeMarco Bankruptcy Attorney

Daniel A. DeMarco


200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

Daniel A. DeMarco represents creditors, both secured and unsecured, creditor’s committees, indenture trustees, trustees, receivers and debtors in numerous reorganization proceedings. He served as chair the firm’s Commercial Services & Restructuring Practice Group and was a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Dan represents secured lenders including The CIT Group, U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance, Inc., Textron Financial Corporation, BMW Financial Services NA LLC, Foothill Group Inc., U.S. Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Crestmark Bank, FineMark Bank, Seacoast National Bank, Community South Bank, AgriBusiness Finance, Inc., Heritage Bank SSB, Beal Bank SSB, Broadway Bank, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Dell Financial Services LP, and Navistar Financial Corp. He also represents mortgagees, equipment lessors and accounts receivable factors in connection with numerous workout, composition and extension arrangements and in bankruptcy, receivership and other insolvency proceedings.

Dan also has expertise in lender liability, business torts, bankruptcy, mechanics and materialmen’s liens, collections and commercial litigation. He has substantial experience with large case litigation, including motion practice, discovery and case management.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 1992-present; Associate, 1987-92; Former member, Board of Directors
  • Associate, Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay, 1983-87
  • Certified in the practice of Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification (sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America)


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1983
  • University of Chicago, B.A., concentration in Economics, 1980
    • Honors & Activities: Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Community Involvement

Cleveland Works, Inc., Legal Advisory Board


Charenton Theater, Advisory Board


Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, Guardian Ad Litem Program, Member

Awards & Distinctions

Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2005-23


Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers, 2020-23


The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2007-24; Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2011-24; Financial Services Regulation Law, 2024; Cleveland Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2019


Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2004-24; Top 100 Ohio, 2010-11, 2017-20, 2023-24; Top 50 Cleveland, 2013, 2017-20, 2023-24


AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 1987


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit and Third Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

Turnaround Management Association Ohio Chapter, Past President


Global Turnaround Management Association, Member, Board of Trustees, Chapter Resource and Response Committee


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Member


William J. O’Neil Great Lakes Regions Bankruptcy Institute, Former Co-Chair, 2014


American Bar Association, Litigation and Business Sections, Member


American Bankruptcy Institute, Member and Healthcare Committee, Former Chair


American Board of Certification, Board Member; Standards Committee, Member


National Business Institute, Legal Advisory Board Member