Lawrence E. Oscar
Partner

200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

Lawrence E. Oscar, former CEO and managing partner of Hahn Loeser & Parks and currently the firm’s Ohio Regional Coordinating Partner, and Business Enterprises Practice Area Co-Chair, serves as a key advisor to executive management at NYSE and Fortune 1000 companies. He provides counsel for a wide range of situations and issues, including overall strategy, dispute resolution, employee relations, mergers and acquisitions, political developments and pricing strategies, among others.

Ranked as one of the top Bankruptcy/Restructuring lawyers in Ohio, according to Chambers USA, Larry’s clients praise his “unique ability to see the most important aspects of a case or situation before others,” and appreciate that he “truly grasps the economic situation and places business issues at the fore.”

Larry’s significant knowledge and business acumen has made him a trusted counselor to businesses, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, debtors and trustees in reorganization and insolvency matters; financial institutions, vendors and other creditor or debtor interests in connection with numerous workout, composition and extension arrangements; and acquirers of financially distressed businesses inside and outside of bankruptcy proceedings.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 1989-present; Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, 2009-17; Past Co-Chair, Creditors’ Rights, Reorganization and Bankruptcy Area; Board of Directors, 1999-2017; Associate, 1981-89

Credentials

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., 1981

Honors & Activities: Comprehensive paper, “Equitable Subordination Under the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978”

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Economics, cum laude, 1978

Honors & Activities: Finance Major; Four year varsity letter winner in football

Community Involvement

Cleveland Leadership Center: Board of Directors, Chair, 2015-18; Board of Trustees, 2009-present; Executive Committee

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Board of Trustees, 2003-18, Executive Committee; Board President, 2018-present

 

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law – Leadership & Law Advisory Council

 

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2013-18; Deans’ Visiting Committee

 

The Cleveland Orchestra, Advisory Council, Chair

 

Cleveland Museum of Art, Leadership Circle

Awards & Distinctions

ChambersUSA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2005-22

 

Ohio Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy: Business, 2004-22

 

The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2005-22; Cleveland Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy Law, 2013

 

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 1981

 

U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio

Memberships & Affiliations

Greater Cleveland Partnership, Equity & Inclusion, Board Member

 

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Commercial Financial Services and Business Bankruptcy Committees

 

Ohio State Bar Association, Banking, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee

 

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member

 

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member