Phillip A. Ciano
Phillip Ciano’s practice is devoted to corporate and complex transactional and litigation matters. Additionally, Phil maintains a robust sports law practice with an emphasis on the representation of certified player agents in baseball, basketball, football and golf. Within this arena, Mr. Ciano represents a variety of executives and shareholders, corporations, physicians and physician practice groups in commercial and employment-related transactions and litigation. Mr. Ciano’s practice is primarily focused on business/sports-related disputes, including enforcement and defense of non-compete agreements, business “divorces,” partner/shareholder disputes and transactional matters.
Phil Ciano began his career in international business as a trader for Harmony International, Inc. After completing a post-graduate sabbatical with Tufts University’s Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy, Mr. Ciano graduated cum laude from the John Marshall Law School of Chicago. His unique background and experience have evolved into a national practice in which he has successfully represented individuals and entities across the country.
Corporate / Commercial Litigation: Engaged to represent a number of corporations in various business matters, including UBS, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Harmony International. Also approved as special defense counsel for insurers, such as Chubb, ACE American Insurance Company, The Hartford, United National Insurance Group and Travelers Bond.
Sports Law: A licensed Athlete Agent in the state of Ohio and engaged to represent a number of athletes and certified agents in a wide array of commercial and disciplinary matters. Mr. Ciano’s sports law practice encompasses some of the most prominent agents in professional sports from New York to California.
Appointments: Mr. Ciano is honored to serve as court-appointed Special Master in the U.S. District Court (N.D. Ohio); and as mediator and receiver in the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas.
Other: When not practicing law, Phil works with youth sports at Gesu School as well as teaching Public School Religion (“PSR”) to elementary students there. He is privileged to have served on a variety of boards in technology, finance, healthcare and education.