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Walter | Haverfield LLP

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Managing Partner: Ralph E Cascarilla
Number of partners: 48 Total number of lawyers: 88

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 one of the top ten Cleveland-based law firms. Today, its team of nearly 90 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:
18 partners; 30 fee earners
■ Service as in-house counsel on issues such as choice of entity counseling and formation, corporate reorganizations, day-to-day operations, health care provider transactions, intellectual property concerns, private placement memoranda, and cannabis and hemp law
■ Clients include 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, among others
Key Clients: Standard Wellness Co.
Contact: Kevin P Murphy
Tel: 216 928 2950
Email: [email protected]

10 partners; 18 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
216 928 2918
[email protected]

Hospitality & Liquor Control:
2 partners; 4 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; 12 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 U.S. 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 protected]

Labor & Employment:
12 partners; 21 fee earners
■ Delivering counsel to employers on all facets of federal and state employment laws and defending employers against claims brought in 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: Kirtland School District
Eric J Johnson
216 928 2890
Email: [email protected]

12 partners; 23 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 protected]

Public Entities:
7 partners; 12 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
216 928 2940
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
9 partners; 25 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
Contact: John W. Waldeck, Jr.
216 928 2914
Email: [email protected]

Tax & Wealth Management:
3 partners; 9 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]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 7 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Walter | Haverfield Attorney Joins Board of the Federal Bar Association – Northern District of Ohio

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Walter | Haverfield Secures Victory for Client in Ohio Supreme Court Case

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Five Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2020

Ralph E Cascarilla, Charles Daroff, Edward Hurtuk, Irene MacDougall, Mark Wallach

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