Sachin V. Java


Sachin focuses his practice on corporate law matters including mergers and acquisitions, banking and commercial finance, and general business counseling. He assists clients in structuring and negotiating joint ventures, acquisitions, and divestitures, and advises on corporate formation and governance. In addition, he often represents borrowers on acquisition financing, refinancing, and asset-based, cash flow, agented, and syndicated loan transactions. With his extensive prior health care operational background, Sachin regularly works with clients in the industry, including long-term care providers, behavioral health facilities, and other health care entities. Prior to joining the legal profession, Sachin served in several clinical research and health care administration roles at the Cleveland Clinic and as an engineer for DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson Company. Recognized for his professional achievements, Sachin has been selected as an ABA Business Law Fellow, and named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Lawyers of Color Hot List, and Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 Under Forty lists.

Education & Admissions


  • Case Western Reserve University

    (B.S., 2006)

    (M. Eng. & Mgmt., 2007)

  • Cleveland State University College of Law

    (J.D., 2015)

    Concentration in Business Law


  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio



  • Assists with a wide variety of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, compliance, commercial contract negotiation, and general business matters.
  • Strategizes potential business structures and joint venture arrangements for health care providers.
  • Assists skilled nursing and assisted living facility owners and operators in the purchase, sale, and financing of long-term care facilities, including drafting and negotiating transactional documents and advising clients on structuring and closing such transactions.
  • Assists clients with regulatory requirements and filings related to change of ownership and change of operator transactions for skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care providers.
  • Advises clients on health care compliance issues pertaining to the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, and other state and federal health care fraud and abuse laws.
  • Provides counsel regarding EMTALA, HIPAA, HITECH, and state privacy and medical records laws, and other regulatory and corporate compliance matters.

Publications & Presentations


  • “Ethics Encore: The Mansfield Rule,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (March 2022)
  • “Ethical Obligations Related to Cybersecurity,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (November 2021)
  • “Ethical Case for Inclusion and Diversity,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (March 2021)
  • “TIPS for Law Firms of All Sizes to Increase Diversity,” American Bar Association Quarterly—Tortsource! (Fall 2020)
  • “Surreptitious Recording by Attorneys: Ethical?” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (April 2019)
  • “Takeaways from a Comprehensive Set of Social Media Ethics Guidelines,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (March 2019)
  • “Ohio Incentivizes Companies To Focus On Cybersecurity,” Law360 (November 2018)
  • “The Declaration: Under Disciplinary Rules ‘Practicing Law’ in Ohio is Not Limited to Practicing Ohio Law,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (October 2018)


  • “Hear from Diverse Legal Minds,” Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (September 2022)
  • “Client-Centered Lawyering: Values of the Profession,” First-Year Orientation, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (August 2022)
  • “Navigating International Contracts,” Ohio Small Business Development Center, Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business (January 2021)
  • Global Virtual B2B Summit 2020, Collaborative Chambers Alliance (September 2020)



  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section; Mergers & Acquisitions Committee; Business Law Now Board; Business Law Fellows CommitteeTort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS); TIPS Outreach to Young Lawyers Committee; TIPS Diversity and Inclusion Committee, August 2019-August 2021; TIPS Technology & New Media, August 2020-August 2021; TIPS Now! Fellow, August 2019-August 2020)
  • Asian American Bar Association of Ohio (President, December 2022-present; Board of Directors, January 2021-present)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Ethics and Professionalism Committee, August 2018-present; Council on Conscious Inclusion, August 2021-present)
  • South Asian Bar Association of Ohio (Treasurer, August 2020-present)


  • Cleveland Animal Protective League (Board of Directors)
  • Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Mentor Program (Alumni Mentor)
  • Great Lakes Science Center (Garrett Morgan Professionals Group)


  • Selected as an American Bar Association Business Law Fellow (2022-2024)
  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2021-2023)
  • Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2023)
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business “40 Under Forty” Award Recipient (2022)
  • Named to Lawyers of Color’s Hot List (2022)