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John Paul Batt Senior Counsel

Representing many of Northeast Ohio’s leading private equity and investment fund sponsors, Jack has developed a practice that covers all aspects of structuring and facilitating the formation of venture capital and other private equity funds.  He also counsels clients regarding private investment vehicles of all types, including tax planning, securities law compliance, investment company and investment adviser act regulation, and management and governance issues.


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Jack’s real estate experience encompasses all phases of the acquisition, development, construction, financing and leasing process, including the structuring of investment syndications, private placements and tax-deferred exchanges.

Jack is a trustee emeritus of Laurel School.  He also served for many years as a member of the board of trustees of Village Capital Corporation and as the secretary of Cleveland Development Advisors, Inc. (an affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership).  He has been recognized consistently in The Best Lawyers in America for the specialty of Venture Capital Law.  Jack began his tenure with Calfee in 1978.