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John C. (Chaz) Weber

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

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


  • 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
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "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)



Awards & Professional Recognition

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

Civic & Professional Involvement

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