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John Sayre recently expanded his focus on family law.  A trustee and former president of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy and a member of its Collaborative Practice Group, John has specialized training in collaborative practice, mediation and other alternate processes for resolving family law and child custody disputes.  He is dedicated to helping families create lives with dignity after divorce.

John is also a litigator with extensive experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Ohio.  He handles commercial, partnership and other business entity, domestic relations, Uniform Commercial Code, real estate and bankruptcy litigation as well as real estate transactions and financing.

Principal practice areas

  • Family law
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Domestic relations litigation
  • Real estate purchase and lease agreements
  • Bank financing

Representative experience

  • National product liability defense of fiberglass manufacturer
  • Defense of major commercial real estate developer against lender claims
  • Prosecution and defense of shareholder disputes
  • Prosecution and defense of preference litigation in bankruptcy
  • Representation of unsecured creditors’ committees in bankruptcy
  • Representation of secured creditors in bankruptcy
  • Defense of municipality against challenge to zoning ordinance
  • Defense of Section 1983 claims against municipalities
  • Commercial collections
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • American Arbitration Association arbitrations
  • Prosecution and defense of divorce actions
  • Dissolutions of marriage and separation agreements
  • Premarital agreements
  • Negotiation and closing of secured loan transactions
  • Negotiation and closing of business sales and acquisitions
  • Internal Revenue Code 1031 like-kind exchanges
  • Formation of limited liability companies and closely held corporations
  • Prosecution and defense of business sale disputes
  • Insurance coverage litigation

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