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.
  • Representation of clients in negotiating, documenting, and closing senior and subordinated equity and debt financing transactions, including acquisition financing and refinancing transactions.
  • Advises owners and operators of behavioral health, psychiatric hospital, pharmacy, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities in the purchase, sale, and financing of health 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.

Publications & Presentations


  • “Selling Stockholder’s Non-Compete Invalidated by Delaware Chancery Court: Kodiak Building Partners, LLC v. Adams (Del. Ch. Oct. 6, 2022),” ABA Business Law Today, Month-In-Brief: Mergers & Acquisitions (February 2023)
  • “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)


  • “A Day in the Life of a Business Lawyer,” ABA Business Law Section Fall Meeting (September 2023)
  • “M&A Case Summaries: Protégé Biomedical, LLC v. Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC; Jorgl v. AIM Immunotech; In re GGP, Inc. Stockholder Litigation,” ABA Business Law Section Hybrid Spring Meeting 2023 – M&A Jurisprudence Subcommittee of the ABA Mergers and Acquisitions Committee (April 2023)
  • “Restrictive Covenants Binding Sellers Must Be Narrowly Tailored,” M&A Jurisprudence Subcommittee of the ABA Mergers and Acquisitions Committee (January 2023)
  • “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 – M&A Producer; Business Law Fellows Committee; Business Law Today – Contributing Editor, Mergers & AcquisitionsTort 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)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Affinity Bar Leaders Committee, January 2023- 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, January 2022-present)
  • Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Mentor Program (Alumni Mentor, August 2021-present)
  • Great Lakes Science Center (Garrett Morgan Professionals Group)
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland (Young Leaders Cabinet Member, January 2010-December 2011)
  • Cleveland International Film Festival (Selector, 2011)


  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Planning Committee
  • Associate Liaison Committee


  • 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 (2023-2024)
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business “40 Under Forty” Award Recipient (2022)
  • Named to Lawyers of Color’s Hot List (2022)