about John D. Jolley
John has a legal expertise in all things business. As a Partner in the Business and Real Estate practice groups as Isaac Wiles, John focuses his practice on general corporate, commercial real estate, banking, and construction matters.
His experience encompasses representation of all aspects of retail, commercial, and industrial real property acquisition/sale, development and leasing; lending/financial institution matters, title insurance matters; and condominium/community association matters.
John works with business clients from inception to sale and/or succession, and every other matter along the way. With extensive experience in formation, operations and related business planning, John has the knowledge and strategic know-how to help find success for closely held corporations, limited liability companies, trade and not-profit associations, and similar business organizations.
John is a Certified Specialist in Business, Commercial, and Industrial Real Property Law, as certified by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), and is a member of the OSBA’s Real Property Specialty Certification Committee. John also serves as General Counsel to the Ohio Lake Communities Association.
education & admissions
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 1995; Senior Member Law Review
George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 1996; The Environmental Lawyer, Advisory Editor
The Ohio State University, B.A., 1991
Bar & Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
articles & presentations
“Spotlight: John Jolley,” Columbus Business First, June 2, 2017
“Environmental Issues Affecting Trust Real Estate,” The Huntington National Bank Quarterly Trust Department Meeting, April 23, 2007
“Don’t Be Held Hostage by Property Taxes,” Ohio Golf Course Owners Association 27th Annual Convention, March 15, 2006
“Offers/Letters of Intent; Choice of Entity,” Ohio State Bar Association Commercial Real Estate Law Seminar, November 5, 2002, October 20, 2004, November 1, 2005
professional & community activities
Certified Specialist in Ohio for Business, Commercial and Industrial Real Property Law
Ohio State Bar Association; Committee Member, Real Property Law Committee; Committee Member, OSBA Real Property Specialization Committee
Columbus Bar Association; Committee Member, Real Property Law Committee; Committee Member, Environmental Law Committee
Ohio Land Title Association
Ohio Lake Communities Association; General Counsel & Secretary to Executive Board
International Council of Shopping Centers
State Bar of Michigan
Columbus Landmarks Foundation; Board Member (2001-2007); Chair, Finance Committee (2005-2007); Chair, Membership Committee (2002-2005)
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Deans Advisory Board, 2011-present
St. Joseph Montessori School, Board of Trustees, July 2012-June 2016
Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2005
Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
Recipient of the Alice Neeley Memorial Award, 2004