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John W. Monroe

I enjoy solving often complex problems and moving the ball forward in new and creative ways.

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jmonroe@mggmlpa.com

John Monroe focuses his practice on real estate and land use issues. He handles matters such as real estate transactions, including sales, acquisitions and leasing; real estate litigation, including landlord-tenant disputes, boundary disputes, title issues and zoning matters; manufactured home park law; and administrative appeals from governmental bodies.

Mr. Monroe’s recent notable cases and transactions include:

Successfully prosecuted and argued an unconstitutional zoning ordinance/takings case in the Ohio Supreme Court in the case of State ex rel Sunset Estate Properties, LLC v. the Village of Lodi, 2015-Ohio-790

Represented national automobile retailer in property acquisition and redevelopment

Represented landlords/tenants in multiple restaurant/bar leases

Represented manufacturers in warehouse leasing

Represented retail shopping center developers in lease negotiations, construction financing

Represented municipality in acquisition of property

Represented manufactured home park owners in refinance and sale of park and assets

Coordinated transfer of 74 properties in fifteen states to new entity in reorganization

Lead real estate attorney for acquisition/sale of 20-acre manufactured home park

Represented hotel in administrative appeal of alleged fire suppression/alarm violation

John, his wife Mary Cavanaugh, and their children live in Euclid. In addition to family time, John enjoys summer boating and transitions to snowboarding and ice hockey in winter. In fact, he is Commissioner of Euclid Senior Hockey, an adult hockey league.

Education

  • B.S. from Fairfield University
  • J.D. from George Washington University Law School

Involvement

  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors of Vocational Guidance Services
  • Vice Chair, Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Euclid, OH