John M. Coyne III

Shareholder
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6677
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6677 | F 330.376.4577



Overview

John is a seasoned real estate attorney, focusing on real estate development transactions, from purchase and sale transactions, financings, (including mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, construction loans, credit facilities and inter-creditor agreements) acquisitions of real estate, construction agreements and the leasing and sale of a wide range of commercial properties, including commercial office buildings, hotels, shopping centers and multifamily housing.

He has extensive experience in various multi-family transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, and financings (HUD, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae) with over one billion in deals closed. He also provides counsel to developers and owners on condominium and association law, and handles real estate transactions representing commercial and residential developer clients and owners in a wide array of issues, from acquisition to financing, leasing, and other development issues.

John has been a member of the Medina City Council since 1998 and is currently serving as President of Council.  Throughout the years he participated or chaired several important committees that include Chair of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.

Experience
  • Represents developers with residential and commercial development projects from acquisition, financing, preparation of CCRs, etc.
  • Represents homeowner associations and condominium associations in governance matters
  • Represent residential and commercial clients in transaction structuring, entity formation, project financing, and development issues
  • Involved in real estate transactions throughout the country
  • Represent developers of commercial and residential condominiums
  • Represent clients with leasing issues (retail, commercial, industrial, governmental)
  • Involved in railroad line acquisitions involving Class I railroads; negotiated property-related agreements and joint facility agreements; worked on developing a commuter rail system with governmental authorities
Services

Industries

Education

  1. Cleveland State University, M.B.A.
  2. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.
    • magna cum laude
  3. University of Tennessee, B.S., Business Administration
    • high honors

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized as a 2010 Leading Lawyer by Inside Business Magazine
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2012-2013, 2015-2019)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2005-2007)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law (2009-2022) & Land Use and Zoning Law (2022)
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America®  Akron Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2019)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association, Real Property Law Committee, Chair (2001 & 2002)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • City of Medina, President of Council
  • Leadership Medina County, Class of 2010

Insights

  1. Alerts
    New Liability Protection for Purchasers of Contaminated Properties in Ohio (Oct 23, 2020)
    Possible Leniency for Commercial Tenants and Real Estate Borrowers in Ohio (Apr 2, 2020)
  2. Presentations
    "Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowner's Associations in Ohio" - Lorman Education Services; Akron Bar Association (2018)
    "Economic Development Incentives in Ohio" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2017)
    "Real Estate Development in Ohio: Single Family to Lifestyle Centers" - Lorman Education Services
  3. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    32 Roetzel Attorneys Honored as 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (Dec 11, 2018)

Overview

John is a seasoned real estate attorney, focusing on real estate development transactions, from purchase and sale transactions, financings, (including mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, construction loans, credit facilities and inter-creditor agreements) acquisitions of real estate, construction agreements and the leasing and sale of a wide range of commercial properties, including commercial office buildings, hotels, shopping centers and multifamily housing.

He has extensive experience in various multi-family transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, and financings (HUD, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae) with over one billion in deals closed. He also provides counsel to developers and owners on condominium and association law, and handles real estate transactions representing commercial and residential developer clients and owners in a wide array of issues, from acquisition to financing, leasing, and other development issues.

John has been a member of the Medina City Council since 1998 and is currently serving as President of Council.  Throughout the years he participated or chaired several important committees that include Chair of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.

Experience
  • Represents developers with residential and commercial development projects from acquisition, financing, preparation of CCRs, etc.
  • Represents homeowner associations and condominium associations in governance matters
  • Represent residential and commercial clients in transaction structuring, entity formation, project financing, and development issues
  • Involved in real estate transactions throughout the country
  • Represent developers of commercial and residential condominiums
  • Represent clients with leasing issues (retail, commercial, industrial, governmental)
  • Involved in railroad line acquisitions involving Class I railroads; negotiated property-related agreements and joint facility agreements; worked on developing a commuter rail system with governmental authorities

Education

  1. Cleveland State University, M.B.A.
  2. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.
    • magna cum laude
  3. University of Tennessee, B.S., Business Administration
    • high honors

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized as a 2010 Leading Lawyer by Inside Business Magazine
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2012-2013, 2015-2019)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2005-2007)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law (2009-2022) & Land Use and Zoning Law (2022)
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America®  Akron Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2019)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association, Real Property Law Committee, Chair (2001 & 2002)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • City of Medina, President of Council
  • Leadership Medina County, Class of 2010

Insights

  1. Alerts
    New Liability Protection for Purchasers of Contaminated Properties in Ohio (Oct 23, 2020)
    Possible Leniency for Commercial Tenants and Real Estate Borrowers in Ohio (Apr 2, 2020)
  2. Presentations
    "Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowner's Associations in Ohio" - Lorman Education Services; Akron Bar Association (2018)
    "Economic Development Incentives in Ohio" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2017)
    "Real Estate Development in Ohio: Single Family to Lifestyle Centers" - Lorman Education Services
  3. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    32 Roetzel Attorneys Honored as 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (Dec 11, 2018)