Stan serves his colleagues as Hahn Loeser’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Cleveland office, and co-chair of its Business Practice Area. Stan handles a wide range of complex matters involving real estate (acquisitions and leasing), general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financing and gaming. Stan’s experience includes leading major acquisitions throughout the United States, representing clients establishing operations overseas, representing lenders and borrowers in various finance-related matters, and helping clients in preparation of gaming applications, licensing and acquisitions.
In his real estate practice, Stan has represented numerous clients, including a Fortune 100 company, as both tenants and landlords in leasing various commercial, retail and industrial properties throughout the United States. Stan has led teams on multiple development projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin and Virginia.
Stan’s general corporate and finance practice focuses on middle market, privately-held and not-for-profit companies. Stan has acted as outside general counsel to corporate entities throughout the country, including entities in the manufacturing and service industries. On an international scale, Stan has represented clients in various investments in entities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and throughout Southeast Asia, including establishing private equity funds and negotiating manufacturing and licensing agreements. Stan has acted as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel to the Boards of Directors for LPC Acquisitions, LLC, Columbiana Boiler Company, LLC, and CHT Nuclear, LLC.
Stan’s practice includes extensive experience in the gaming industry, including managing the acquisition, licensing, ownership structuring, financing and operation of gaming venues. He is also knowledgeable in the preparation of gaming applications and the structuring of ownership interests within regulatory environments. Stan previously served on the board of directors for a publicly-traded gaming corporation.
In his not-for-profit practice, Stan has represented a variety of faith-based organizations in general corporate governance matters, as well as establishing new structures for missions and consolidations of existing missions.
DePaul University College of Law; J.D., 1993
Honors & Activities: Moot Court Society, Member; Benton National Moot Court Competition, Member; DePaul Business Law Journal, Writing Staff; One of three “Best Oralists” in Intramural Moot Court Competition; Scholarship Recipient
Indiana University, B.S., Finance, 1987
Honors & Activities: Golden Key National Honor Society, Member
Cleveland Restoration Society, Board of Trustees, Prior Member
Catholic Charities Services Corporation, Board of Trustees, Member; Chairman of the Board, 2004-08; Government Relations Committee, Chairman; Finance Committee, Chairman; Board Representative to Catholic Charities Head Start Program; Moderator of the Bishop’s bi-annual Legislative Breakfast
Vocational Guidance Services, Board of Directors, Prior Member
Chicago Title Insurance Company, Advisory Board Member
The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2012-23, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2020-23, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2023, Corporate Law, 2023; Cleveland Lawyer of the Year, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2022.
Ohio Super Lawyers®, Business/Corporate Law, 2007, 2010, 2014-16
AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
State of Ohio, 1993
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio