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Zoran Balac

Zoran Balac is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented clients in a wide range of matters at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts throughout the country. Prior to joining the Pattakos Law Firm, Zoran was an attorney at Gallagher Sharp LLP in Cleveland, where he worked on a variety of complex litigation matters involving civil rights, personal injury, consumer protection, class actions, commercial contracts, antitrust, copyright infringement, landlord-tenant disputes, and more.

Zoran also has extensive experience in bankruptcy law, and has successfully represented debtors and creditors in a variety of complex chapter 7 and chapter 11 cases. After law school, Zoran clerked for a federal bankruptcy judge in Chicago and then joined a boutique restructuring practice, where he worked on several highly complex matters, including a multi-billion dollar bid to purchase the Indiana Toll Road on behalf of a group of local county governments. He also successfully led a joint defense of hundreds of property investors against fraudulent transfer and preference claims asserted by a chapter 7 trustee, obtaining a complete dismissal for his clients.

Zoran is additionally a skilled appellate attorney who has written briefs, made oral arguments, and otherwise represented clients on appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court, Ohio’s Courts of Appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His broad experience, exceptional analytical skills, creativity, and love for the practice of law are brought to bear on every matter he takes on for his clients. Zoran and his wife, who is a veterinarian, are residents of Avon Lake.