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Eugene M. Killeen

Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.3984 | F 216.592.5009

Eugene Killeen provides business and transactional counsel to a variety of businesses and with emphasis on complex public and structured finance transactions.

Over the past 30 years, he has represented state and local governments, private borrowers, banks, investment banks, securities underwriters and venture capitalists in a wide array of commercial finance, public finance, project finance, economic development and private equity finance transactions ranging in size from $1,000,000 to $1,100,000,000. He also serves as the primary outside corporate counsel for a variety of businesses, governmental bodies and nonprofit organizations, including healthcare organizations, museums, schools and universities, manufacturers and information technology companies.

Gene serves as a Director of a number of nonprofit organizations in the Cleveland area. He has served as a Director of the Catholic Charities Corporation and has served on that organization's Executive Committee. He is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Rose-Mary Center, a home for severely developmentally disabled children. He also recently served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jennings Center for Older Adults and is a former Director and Executive Committee member of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. He also serves as a member of the Bishop of Cleveland's financial advisory team.

education & admissions


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1988)
  • Marquette University (B.A., 1985)

state admissions

  • Ohio, 1988
services & industries

service areas

industries represented

  • Banks
  • Civic Organizations
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Elementary & Secondary Schools
  • Government
  • Hospitals
  • Museums & Historic Sites
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nursing & Residential Care Facilities
  • Religious Organizations
  • Social Assistance Agencies
  • Urban Development
publications & events

media quotes


Awards & Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2014-2020)
    • 2019 Cleveland Lawyer of the Year (Public Finance Law)
in the community

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • Rose-Mary Center  
    • Vice-Chair, Board of Directors
    • Angel Award (2013)
  • Jennings Center for Older Adults  
    • Board of Directors, Past Chair
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