John D. Scozio
John Scozio represents clients in a wide array of general real estate and business transactions, including the representation of landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, investors, developers, lenders, borrowers, entrepreneurs, retailers, suppliers, brokers, architects, and contractors.
John serves clients in connection with business and real estate acquisitions and dispositions; real estate development and finance; commercial office and retail leasing; equipment leasing; business asset transactions; zoning and land use issues; construction loans, permanent financing and refinancing transactions; the formation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, and other investment and operating entities; professional service and consulting agreements; construction and development contracts; supply and wholesaling arrangements; real property valuation and tax assessment appeals; environmental compliance and planning; and alcohol beverage licensing.
Over the course of nearly 20 years, John has earned a reputation as one of the most accomplished attorneys in the region in the commercial leasing field, having represented countless landlords, tenants and developers in drafting and negotiating sophisticated leases of all types, including retail, restaurant, office, industrial and mixed-use. Often times handling his client’s transactional needs from start to finish, including the project’s development and construction facets, John has gained specialized insight into all of the relevant aspects of a commercial leasehold, and into issues not otherwise appreciated and addressed.
John also serves as a Director and the General Counsel of TR&A Abstract Company, Clark Hill’s Pittsburgh-based title insurance company, serving as a long-standing, authorized title agent for national underwriters such as Chicago Title Insurance, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance, Fidelity National Title Insurance and First American Title Insurance. John’s practice and oversight within the title agency, including the provision of a full range of settlement services, allows for a seamless integration with many of the firm’s real estate and finance clients.
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association