James M. Gianfagna focuses his legal practice on corporate and real estate law matters. As an attorney in Hahn Loeser’s Business Practice Area, Jim provides strategic advice to clients on a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters, including corporate transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and commercial contracts. Jim has experience representing both buyers and sellers in complex mergers and acquisitions across various industries.
Jim is well-versed in representing physicians, dentists, and other experts in their pursuit of “medtech” endeavors. Jim also guides startups and other early-stage companies across all stages of a company’s life cycle. Jim serves as outside general counsel to his clients, acting as a trusted business counselor.
Jim’s practice also includes substantial real estate experience negotiating, drafting, and counseling on commercial and residential real estate acquisitions, sales, leases, financing, and easements.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
Honors & Activities: Dean’s List; Cleveland State Law Review, Executive Editor; Student Bar Association, President; CALI “High A” Award for Representing the Professional Athlete, Great Lakes Sports Entertainment Law Academy, Summer 2014
The Ohio State University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2011
The Ohio State University, B.A., Italian, magna cum laude, 2011
University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies and Children’s Foundation, Associate Board Member
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs Program, Volunteer
Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2019, 2022-23
Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, Corporate Law, 2023-24; Real Estate Law, 2023-24; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024
State of Ohio, 2015
American Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association