John Mellyn

Senior Counsel
John E. Mellyn Jr.
Senior Counsel

200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

John’s semi-retired real estate practice is focused on representing buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees in connection with numerous commercial transactions involving the acquisition and disposition of office, industrial and retail properties. He also provides support in connection with the real estate aspects of merger and acquisition and foreclosure transactions involving office, industrial and retail assets.

Professional History

  • Senior Counsel, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2018-present; Of Counsel, 2016-17; Partner, 1983-2016; Opinion Letter Committee, 1986-2014; Recruiting and Hiring Committee, 1982-94, Vice-Chairman, 1990-94; Finance Committee, 1994-96; Associate, 1982-83
  • Associate, Arter & Hadden, 1973-81



John served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971. His major assignments included the Republic of Vietnam and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.



University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1973


Boston College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1967

Community Involvement

Boston College Alumni Association, Cleveland Chapter, Member


University of Virginia School of Law Alumni Association, Member


University of Virginia Alumni Association, Life Member


University Hospitals, ENT Leadership Council Member

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law, 2019-22, Real Estate Law, 2021-22


AV Preeminent ®, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 1973


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

Memberships & Affiliations

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member; Real Estate Law Section


Greater Cleveland Mortgage Bankers Association, Member, 1990-2014; Board of Governors, 1995-2009; Secretary, 1996-2009