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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 Hudson, Ohio, with their three children, Jake, Nick, and Ellie.

Education
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
Service Areas
Real Estate
Construction
Public & Structured Finance
Commercial Finance
Oil & Gas
Public Law
Hospitality
Real Estate Finance
Insolvency & Workout
Corporate Law
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
  • 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

Speaking Engagements

  • “Handling Real Estate Transactions From Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, Cleveland Ohio (May 2019)
  • Young Professional Cleveland Rocks! Luncheon, The Ohio Society of CPAs and the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2018)
  • “Real Estate Transactions: Avoiding the Top Mistakes,” National Business Institute, Akron, Ohio, and Independence, Ohio (May 2018)
  • “Non-Profit Boards: Keys to Professional Development,” Board Connections, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce (January 2017)

Publications

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2018, 2020-2022)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • 3Rs Program
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Northeast Ohio Law Directors Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • NAIOP
    • Developing Leaders Committee, Vice Chair (2018)
  • American Heart Association, Young Professionals Board
    • Executive Committee (2018)
    • Board President (2016-2017)
    • Leadership Committee, Chair (2015)