Walter | Haverfield LLP

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Managing Partner: Ralph E Cascarilla
Number of partners: 55   Total number of lawyers: 90

Firm Overview: 
Since 1932, Walter | Haverfield attorneys have served as strategic counselors to private businesses, public entities and high-net-worth individuals, providing creative and customized solutions that deliver outstanding results at an exceptional value. The firm’s track record has allowed it to sustain year-after-year growth. Walter | Haverfield has more than doubled in the past decade to become a top Ohio law firm. Today, its team of nearly 100 attorneys is focused primarily in the areas of business services, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax and wealth management, hospitality and liquor control, litigation, public law and education.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Business: 

19 partners; 33 fee earners
■ An experienced merger and acquisitions, divestitures and sales practice, annually consummating 50-100 M&A transactions, which consist of private equity, strategic, closely-held and significant privately held corporate clients
■ Serve as in-house counsel for a number of publicly held and privately held clients, which includes complex contract drafting and counseling on sophistical business and legal issues on a daily basis
■ A robust securities practice that handles private placement memorandums, SEC/FINRA filings and other securities related legal issues
■ Corporate governance and shareholder dispute expert experience, including compliance related issues and derivative actions
■ Client agnostic with the ability to handle complex transactions in all 50 states and internationally. Client industry specialties include registered investment advisors/financial advisory services, manufacturing, supply chain, hospitals and health systems, medical equipment and device companies, medical and dental practices, physician practice management companies, steelmakers, auto parts suppliers, biochemical product manufacturers, software companies, and wholesale distributors
Key Clients: Standard Wellness Co., Jacobi Carbons, Inc., Stratos Wealth Partners, Ltd.
Contact: Ted Motheral
Tel: 216 928 2967
Email: [email protected]

Education:
16 partners; 19 fee earners
■ Assists clients regarding the education of students with disabilities under the IDEA and Section 504 including evaluations, development of educational plans and the provision of educational services; represents clients in IEP, MFE or Section 504 meetings; assists districts with issues related to student discipline and educational records
■ Negotiates numerous collective bargaining agreements with both teaching and non-teaching personnel, and counsels school districts regarding compliance with various federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws, including the FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, Title IX, the ADA and the Ohio Civil Rights Act
Key Clients: Rocky River School District; South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District; Willoughby- Eastlake City School District
Contact: Christina H Peer
Tel: 216 928 2918
Email: [email protected]

Hospitality & Liquor Control:
2 partners; 5 fee earners
■ Processes thousands of liquor permit transactions with the Ohio Division of Liquor Control
■ Negotiates hundreds of restaurant and retail leases, on behalf of both landlords and tenants
Contact: John N Neal
Tel: 216 619 7866
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
4 partners; 10 fee earners
■ Patent services include US patent preparation and prosecution before the USPTO, preparation and prosecution of applications in foreign patent offices, patent litigation enforcement/defense, patent clearance/freedom to operate/non-infringement opinions, and management of patent portfolios in the US and worldwide
■ Trademark services include preparation and prosecution of trademark applications before the USPTO, preparation and prosecution of trademarks in foreign trademark offices, trademark litigation enforcement/defense, trademark clearance in the US and worldwide, and management of trademark portfolios in the US and worldwide
Key Clients: ETI Solid State Lighting, Inc.; Tarkett USA Inc.; Duramax Marine LLC
Contact: James J Pingor
Tel: 216 928 2984
Email: [email protected]

Labor & Employment:
16 partners; 21 fee earners
■ Delivering counsel to employers on all facets of federal and state employment laws and defending employers against claims brought in state and federal court and administrative proceedings (EEOC, OCRC, DOL)
■ Representing clients in a wide variety of labor matters, including representation of employers in collective bargaining, arbitration and administrative proceedings (NLRB and SERB)
Key Clients: Applied Medical Technology, Mentor Public Schools, Saber Healthcare Group, LLC
Contact: Eric J Johnson
Tel: 216 928 2890
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
18 partners; 28 fee earners
■ Lead trial counsel in a week-long jury trial in trade secrets theft case
■ Lead trial counsel in a 10-day federal jury trial in favor of employer in ADA lawsuit
Contact: Ralph E Cascarilla
Tel: 216 928 2908
Email: [email protected]

Public Law:
8 partners; 11 fee earners
■ Representation of municipalities in litigation to establish the authority of a municipality, as a part of a council of governments, to lobby the state legislature on matters related to local self-government
■ Counsels elected officials and develops municipal procedures designed to achieve the objectives of elected officials without incurring litigation costs
Contact: William R Hanna 
Tel: 216 928 2940 
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
17 partners; 36 fee earners
■ National representation of leading retailers in leasing activities in North America
■ Representation of developer in acquisition, redevelopment and financing of repurposed warehouse, office and industrial buildings
■ Representation of developer in a $35 million project involving the conversion of a 175,000-square-foot former industrial building into apartments and retail. The project utilized federal and state historic tax credits, New Market Tax Credits, and Tax Increment Financing
Key Clients: Industrial Realty Group; Estee Lauder Companies; Redwood Living; Industrial Commercial Properties; Geis Companies/Hemingway Development; Fairmount Properties; Hennes & Mauritz AB; Hall of Fame Village  
Contact: John W. Waldeck, Jr.
Tel: 216 928 2914
Email: [email protected]

Tax & Wealth Management:
3 partners; 7 fee earners
■ Representation at the audit and appeal levels of the Internal Revenue Service
■ Representation in U.S. Tax Court and District Court on high-level tax matters
Contact: Lacie L. O’Daire
Tel: 216 928 2901
Email: [email protected]

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Litigation: General Commercial


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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Ralph E Cascarilla
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Charles Daroff
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Edward Hurtuk
Band 3
Irene MacDougall
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Mark WallachLitigation: General Commercial
Irene MacDougallReal Estate

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