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John C. (Chaz) Weber

Counsel
Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.4887 | F 216.592.5009 | M 216.704.9897
overview

Chaz Weber represents regional and national banks and other capital providers on sophisticated financing transactions.

Chaz’s experience includes a wide variety of secured transactions. He has served as agent counsel on significant syndicated credit facilities and has represented both senior and subordinate debt providers across a range of industries, such as industrial, multifamily, office, and retail. He has particular expertise in the financing of hospitality properties, and has negotiated management and franchise agreements with a number of the largest global lodging companies. In addition, Chaz regularly represents financial institutions and corporate borrowers on asset-based, cash flow, acquisition, and other commercial transactions. Chaz prides himself on being a trusted advisor to clients and a cooperative voice to resolve issues and move deals across the finish line.

Outside of the office, Chaz enjoys hiking, golfing, traveling with his family, and coaching his kids' soccer teams. He and his wife, Jessica, live in Olmsted Falls with their three children.

education & admissions

education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2008); Order of the Coif; Dean's Honor List; Case Western Reserve Law Review, Senior Editor
  • Valparaiso University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005); Social Science, Political Science, and History Honor Societies; The Torch, Sports and Opinion Columnist

state admissions

  • Ohio, 2008
services & industries

service areas

industries represented

  • Hotels / Resorts
  • Golf Courses
  • Banks
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
experience

representative matters

  • Advised Ohio’s premier Level 1 medical marijuana cultivator and processor on the multimillion-dollar mortgage financing of its flagship production facility
  • Represented a strategic purchaser in the acquisition, development, construction, and financing of a veteran outpatient clinic for $14.6 million
  • Guided client KeyBank Real Estate Capital on the documentation and closing of a $60-million senior secured revolving credit facility; secured by mortgages on 11 separate veterinary offices and related facilities across nine different states, the facility includes an accordion feature permitting expansion of the revolver to a maximum credit facility of $150 million
  • Represented KeyBank Real Estate Capital on the documentation and closing of a $25-million senior mortgage secured revolving credit facility secured by self-storage and manufactured home properties in Texas, Wyoming, and North Dakota, and including an accordion feature permitting expansion of the facility up to $40 million
  • Advised KeyBank Real Estate Capital on the documentation and closing of a $95-million senior mortgage secured revolving credit facility, initially secured by five office properties located in Texas and including an accordion feature permitting expansion of the facility up to $150 million
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "New Developments and Advice for Real Estate Financing," Tucker Ellis Commercial & Industrial Property Real Estate Forum, Cleveland, Ohio (September 2019)
  • "Bridge Over Troubled Water: Navigating the High Seas of Subordinate Debt and Equity in Real Estate Transactions," 40th Annual Real Estate Law Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2018)
  • "CMBS: Then and Now," Panelist, 37th Annual Real Estate Law Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2015)
  • "Protecting Your Work in Good Times and Bad," Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio (December 2009)
  • "A Few Key Differences Between Commercial and Residential Foreclosures," 31st Annual Real Estate Law Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2009)

Publications

honors

Awards & Professional Recognition

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2012-2019)
affiliations
in the community

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Member and Past Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • Providence House, Board of Directors
    • Secretary (2018-2019)
  • Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
    • Community Development Committee
  • Urban Land Institute, Member
  • Ohio Guidestone, Volunteer
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