Overview
John Heer
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EMAIL jheer@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 216.348.5717

Experience

John A. Heer has over 28 years of experience practicing corporate, transactional, regulatory and environmental law, including experience with the Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, the Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Brownfields, waste management, wetlands and stormwater.

John also has experience across North America with sustainability, chemical management and regulation, including electronic waste recycling and management. He is also a certified ISO 14001 Environmental Health & Safety Auditor.

John earned his J.D., cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1991, where he earned the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Excellence in Advocacy Award on the National Mock Trial team. He received a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Indiana University in 1987.  

Credentials

Admissions - Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Admissions - State

  • Ohio

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Indiana University

Professional Membership

  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources 
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee 
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Akron Bar Association, Real Property and Environmental Law Section

Public Service and Volunteerism

  • Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Committee member
  • Prevention Action Alliance, Board Member (2018)
  • Akron Center for Recovery, Inc., Executive Director (2017)
  • Akron Snow Angels, Board Member (2016)
  • The LD Edge Network, Board Member (2016)
Events

Speaking engagements

  • "Real Estate Development: Environmental Permitting and Due Diligence" - National Business Institute (March 2018)
  • "Negotiating Environmental Provisions in Contracts" (February 2018)
  • "Environmental Liabilities in Real Estate Transactions"- National Business Institute (December 2016)
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