John A. Armstrong, Associate

Posted by MarkThornton on July 07, 2012 in Attorney's Bios tagged with 

Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
6055 Rockside Woods Boulevard, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44131
T: (216) 642-3342
F: (216) 642-8826

For more than a decade, Mr. Armstrong has represented over a dozen privately-held businesses in Northeastern Ohio.  He counsels businesses in commercial transactions including:

  • Business contract development and negotiations;
  • Licenses, purchase, distribution and supply agreements;
  • Buy/Sell agreements, mergers/acquisitions, joint ventures;
  • Credit and other financing agreements;
  • Negotiates and drafts employment, royalty, separation, non-compete, restrictive covenant, confidentiality agreements; and
  • Real estate purchase agreements.

He also assists clients in development new business entities, and addresses legal questions about daily operation and growth.

A former Prosecutor and Judicial Staff Attorney, Mr. Armstrong also counsels companies engaged in national advertising how to maintain State and Federal legal compliance in all media. He has extensive experience in the application of laws affecting:

  • Federal and State advertising regulations compliance including the advertisement of electric appliances, OTC drugs and dietary supplements, and direct-to-consumer goods and services; and
  • OTC drug, dietary supplement, medical device regulations

These legal practice area experiences have enabled Mr. Armstrong to develop a broad and practical understanding of the issues challenging businesses of all sizes across the nation. He has a proven ability to work across multiple departments within a company in order to identify issues and develop cost-effective legal and business strategies proactively and under continually changing and competitive market conditions

Practice Areas


  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law , 1998
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1998
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2002

Memberships / Honors / Awards

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Cleveland International Lawyers Group
  • American Corporate Counsel Association
  • Stark County Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association