Roetzel is pleased to announce the promotion of one of its Associates to Partner — Zachary D. Prendergast In addition, John M. Coyne III has been chosen to lead the firm’s Real Estate Practice.
“We are excited to recognize these outstanding attorneys for their remarkable legal and civic accomplishments,” said Robert E. Blackham, Roetzel’s Chairman. “As a firm, we are fortunate to be able to nuture and grow our firms future leaders from within, with attorneys such as these, that continue to be recognized and respected as great leaders by their colleagues.”
Prendergast, located in the firm’s Cincinnati office, represents secured and unsecured creditors at all stages of commercial loan transactions. His clients include financial institutions, special servicers, REIT's, commercial leasing companies, and acquirers of commercial debt. He earned his B.A. from Marquette University and his J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Coyne, who is stepping into the role of Real Estate Practice Group Manager (the group’s former manager, Brian Moore, was recently named Partner-in-Charge of the Akron office), focuses his practice on transactional real estate, condominium development, and association law. He handles real estate transactions representing developer clients and owners in a wide array of issues, from acquisition to financing, leasing, and other development issues. He has also been involved in hospital development projects and other institutional developments. Located in the Akron office, Coyne began his legal career as an Associate at Roetzel. He earned his B.S. from the University of Tennessee, his M.B.A. from Cleveland State University, and his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude.