Mario J. Fazio

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Top Rated Tax Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, LPA
 | 28601 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 600
Cleveland, OH 44122
Phone: 216-831-0042
Fax: 216-831-0542
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2014, 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (50%),
  • Closely Held Business (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    A partner at Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, Mario J. Fazio focuses his practice primarily on income tax planning and business transactions. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, he chairs the firm's tax practice group as well as its business and corporate practice groups. Providing representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, Mr. Fazio is admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts.

    Mr. Fazio's clients include startup companies as well as existing businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries. He assists entrepreneurs who are looking to launch a new venture by first advising them on what the most appropriate form of legal entity would be, taking into account tax and liability issues. Mr. Fazio then helps them form their new companies, and thereafter he works with them on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, and business succession plans. He also counsels his business clients on a variety of tax planning devices, and he represents them before the Internal Revenue Service during audits and examinations and in the courtroom in associated litigation. Mr. Fazio also has an estate planning practice, in which he regularly prepares and reviews wills, trusts, advance health care directives, and financial and health care powers of attorney.

    Majoring in English, Mr. Fazio pursued his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1986. He then went on to attend law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1989. After graduation, Mr. Fazio spent several years as a trial attorney with the Internal Revenue Service before entering private practice. He also holds an LL.M. in taxation, having obtained that from his law school alma mater in 1998. Mr. Fazio's memberships include the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Tax: Business
    • 30%Closely Held Business
    • 20%Business/Corporate


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    About Mario Fazio

    Admitted: 1989, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2008 – 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Chair, Tax Group, Business & Corporate Group
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • American Bar Association, Tax Section

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Geauga Growth Partnership, Leadership Lake County, Class 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Variety of Business and Tax Topics, Frequent Speaker

    Educational Background:

    • Case Western Reserve University, LL.M. (advanced degree in Taxation), 1998
    • Ohio State University, B.A., 1986
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    28601 Chagrin Boulevard
    Suite 600
    Cleveland, OH 44122

    Phone: 216-831-0042

    Fax: 216-831-0542

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