Phillip A. Ciano
Phillip Ciano’s practice is devoted to healthcare law and corporate and complex transactional and litigation matters. Additionally, Phil maintains a robust sports law practice, representing certified player agents in baseball, basketball, football and golf. Mr. Ciano’s practice also has a special emphasis in the enforcement and defense of non-compete agreements, business “divorces,” partner/shareholder disputes and related 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.
Healthcare Law: For almost two decades, Mr. Ciano has represented high-performing, nationally renowned physicians and physician practice groups in and outside of Northeast Ohio. Mr. Ciano’s roster of physicians and physician practice groups spans through the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals, Akron Children’s Hospital, and a wide array of health systems in the surrounding region. Through his representation of physician-investors in a $40 million multi-specialty hospital in Beachwood, Ohio, Mr. Ciano has continued to position C&G as leading Ohio and national healthcare counsel.
Corporate / Commercial Litigation: Engaged to represent a number of corporations in various commercial matters, including UBS, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, 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 national and international athletes, agencies 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 court-appointed receiver and mediator in the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas.
Other: When not practicing law, Phil is privileged to have taught Public School Religion (“PSR”) at Gesu Catholic School. He is also honored to have served on a variety of boards in technology, finance, healthcare and education.