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Justin J. Eddy

Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.5676 | F 216.592.5009 | M 216.406.6072

Justin Eddy counsels developers, investors, public and private companies, municipalities, townships, and individuals in matters involving property acquisition and assembly, financing, development, zoning and entitlements, divestiture, ownership and management, and real estate joint ventures.

Justin has extensive experience advocating on behalf of developers before municipal, township, and county boards of zoning appeals, planning commissions, and city councils. He also has experience with issues involving environmental diligence and compliance, conservation easements, and title and survey matters and leasing, as well as real estate litigation experience in receivership matters, land use, and eminent domain.

Away from work, Justin enjoys many non-traditional outdoor activities – including wakeboarding and snowboarding – and spending time with his family. He and his wife Jillian live in Bay Village, Ohio, with their three children, Jake, Nick, and Elle.

education & admissions


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2012); Student Bar Association, Treasurer; Moot Court, Associate; CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the Study of Contracts; Stephen J. Werber Collegial Integrity Award; Dean’s List; CSU General Fee Advisory Committee, Voting Member
  • Ohio University (B.A., 2007)

state admissions

  • Ohio, 2012

federal admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
services & industries

service areas

industries represented

  • Bars
  • Construction
  • Construction Contractors
  • Developers
  • Mortgage Brokers
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Real Estate Franchisors
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Rental & Leasing Services
  • Restaurants
  • Urban Development

Representative Matters

  • Represented a purchaser in connection with the acquisition of a $123-million office building in Washington, D.C.
  • Represented an equity partner in connection with the financing of a 39-story, 550-unit apartment building in San Fransisco, with total development cost greater than $450 million
  • Represented an owner in connection with the disposition of a 142-room hotel in downtown Cleveland
  • Represented a joint venture partner in the redevelopment of an entertainment venue
  • Negotiated a lease on behalf of a tenant in connection with a new 15,000-square-foot craft brewery
  • Represented a major Cleveland suburb in the acquisition of real property in connection with a wastewater treatment facility expansion, including a former gas station site involving multiple BUSTR issues
  • Represented multiple developers and franchisees in connection with zoning variances before local boards of zoning appeals and legislative bodies
  • Assisted a law director on issues of municipal law, including property acquisition and disposition, contract review, litigation, political subdivision immunity, and public proceedings
  • Assisted a local health organization with real estate transactions, leasing, and landlord-tenant litigation
  • Represented an owner in negotiations for sale of multi-family real estate assets in connection with a joint venture buyout
  • Represented a local real estate developer in a receivership and business dissolution matter involving substantial real estate assets
  • Represented an owner in successful mortgage loan workout negotiations in connection with foreclosure litigation
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "Non-Profit Boards: Keys to Professional Development," Board Connections, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce (January 2017)


  • "Land Use - a Zoning Primer," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Real Estate Law Section Newsletter (Fall 2017)
  • "Big Wins for Property Owners," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (October 2013)

Awards & Professional Recognition

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2018)
in the community

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • 3Rs Program
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Northeast Ohio Law Directors Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
    • Developing Leaders Committee, Vice Chair (2018)
  • American Heart Association, Young Professionals Board
    • Executive Committee (2018)
    • Board President (2016-2017)
    • Leadership Committee, Chair (2015)