Three Hahn Loeser Partners Named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for 2021

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP is proud to announce that Best Lawyers has selected three of the firm’s partners as 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” in the Cleveland market. Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this award a significant honor.

Listed below are the Hahn Loeser attorneys named as 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” in Cleveland and the practice area in which they are recognized.

Robert J. Fogarty – Litigation – Real Estate (Cleveland)

Stephen H. Gariepy – Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (Cleveland)

Stephen J. Knerly, Jr. – Nonprofit/Charities Law (Cleveland)

Fogarty, the past chair of Hahn Loeser’s litigation practice, has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, ERISA, class action, healthcare, antitrust, real estate and tort litigation. Fogarty has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2006.  Previously, he has been listed as Best Lawyers’ Cleveland Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Real Estate in 2018 and the Cleveland Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Antitrust in 2020.  In addition, he has been ranked as one of the top commercial litigation attorneys in Ohio in Chambers USA since 2009 and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Gariepy is chair of Hahn Loeser’s national Estate Planning and Business Succession Group.  He focuses his practice on leading-edge estate planning techniques, counsels owners of privately held companies and guides business owners through succession planning options.  Steve has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.  He was the first to receive Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Cleveland for Trusts and Estates.  He is also ranked in Chambers High Net Worth and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Knerly is former CEO and Managing Partner of Hahn Loeser.  He focuses his practice on matters involving art transactions, nonprofit corporate law, closely held and family-owned businesses and international commercial transactions.  Knerly has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2007 and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Beyond these Lawyer of the Year rankings for 2021, Hahn Loeser was honored to have 55 attorneys listed in this year’s Best Lawyers and 19 attorneys in Best Lawyers Ones to Watch.  This includes attorneys across six cities, four states and 46 practice areas.  You can read more information here .

About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, Nest Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and Best Lawyers has received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on the specific practice areas around the world.