John Monroe focuses his practice on real estate and land use issues, handling matters such as real estate transactions, including sales, acquisitions and leasing; real estate litigation including landlord-tenant disputes, boundary disputes, title issues and zoning matters; manufactured home park law; and, administrative appeals from governmental bodies.
He received his bachelor's degree from Fairfield University and his Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School.
Mr. Monroe is the Vice Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Euclid, OH.
John is married to Mary Cavanaugh, the General Counsel of the Kemper Company. They reside in Euclid, Ohio along with their two sons, Reilly and Aidan Monroe. John enjoys boating, snowboarding, and ice hockey in his free time.
Recent Notable Cases / Transactions
Represented national automobile retailer in acquisition and redevelopment of a former grocery store ($10+ million dollar transaction).
Represented landlords/tenants in multiple restaurant/bar leases.
Represented manufacturer in warehouse leasing in excess of 390,000 square feet.
Represented manufacturer in warehouse leasing in excess of 350,000 square feet.
Represented retail shopping center developer in negotiation of an anchor tenant lease.
Represented municipality in acquisition of a former gas station.
Represented manufactured home park owner (150+ pads) in refinance ($1.3+ million dollar transaction).
Represented retail shopping center developer in new construction financing.
Represented manufactured home park owner (174+ pads) in sale of park and related assets.
Coordinated the transfer of seventy-four properties in fifteen states to new entity as part of corporate re-organization.
Lead real estate attorney for acquisition/sale of twenty acre manufactured home park (220 sites) in southern Ohio ($7.8 million dollar transaction).
Lead real estate attorney for sale of manufactured home park (219 sites) in Streetsboro, Ohio ($7.3 million dollar transaction).
Representing hotel operator in administrative appeal regarding citations for alleged violations involving the hotel’s fire suppression/alarm system.