John Paul Lucci
John Paul Lucci

200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

John Paul Lucci is a partner in Hahn Loeser’s Business Practice Area and has served as co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Transactions Group. John Paul has a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate law.  He has represented clients in leveraged buyout transactions and venture capital financings, as well as private-equity funds in the acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies.

John Paul has served as general counsel to private-equity portfolio companies and represented closely held family businesses in sales to private equity and strategic acquirers. In one of his more visible transactions in Northeast Ohio, John Paul served as corporate counsel to the developer of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

In addition to his corporate expertise, John Paul has developed a significant gaming and regulatory practice. Most recently, he served as onsite counsel to a publicly traded gaming company. During this tenure, John Paul supervised a diverse litigation portfolio and negotiated commercial and gaming contracts.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2012-present; Associate, 2009-11
  • Associate, Jones Day, 2003-09; Summer Associate, 2002
  • Summer Associate, Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP, 2001
  • Vice President of Research and Operations, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, 1998-2000



Born and raised in Ohio, John Paul enjoys spending his spare time hiking with his family and exploring the forests of Northeast Ohio.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
    • Honors & Activities: Order of the Coif; Case Western Reserve Law Review, Articles Editor, 2003
  • Case Western Reserve University, M.A., Political Science, with honors in American Government, 1997
  • Case Western Reserve University, B.A., with honors in Political Science and History, summa cum laude, 1997
Community Involvement

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, Board Member, 2011 to 2017

Awards & Distinctions

Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2012-13


The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, 2018-24, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020-24

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 2003