John W. Monroe

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

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.

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


  • Ohio Manufactured Homes Association, Board of Directors
  • Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Euclid, OH, Vice-Chair
  • Vocational Guidance Services, Board of Directors (2010-2023)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Attorney Rating