Lawrence Oscar

Lawrence E. Oscar


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 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


  • 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, 2003-2022 (Honorary Trustee thereafter), Board President, 2018-21


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, Founding Chair, 2014-2021


Cleveland Museum of Art, Leadership Circle, 2011-2022

Awards & Distinctions

ChambersUSA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2005-23


Ohio Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy: Business, 2004-24


The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2005-24; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024; Cleveland Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy Law, 2013


AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell


Notable Nonprofit Board Leaders, Crain’s Cleveland Business, 2023


Cleveland 500, Cleveland Magazine

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


Greater Cleveland Partnership, Government Affairs Council