Don’s practice is devoted primarily to real estate, commercial and lending transactions. He has substantial experience in the areas of secured transactions under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (particularly in connection with documentation of loans, loan refinancing and workouts) and representing financial institutions in matters involving swaps, letters of credit and creditor rights, including forbearance and collection matters.

Don is recognized by Best Lawyers® as a “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Banking and Finance.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law  (J.D., 1976)
  • Hiram College  (B.A., 1970)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Cleveland, Ohio, “Lawyer of the Year,” Banking and Finance Law, 2022
  • Best Lawyers®, Banking & Finance Law


  • Lake in the Woods Association, past Trustee; past President
  • Church of the Western Reserve, Elder
  • OHSAA/USSF Soccer Referee