Walter | Haverfield LLP

July 2015

2015 FDCC Annual Meeting | Craig A. Marvinney

In a paper presented at the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel's Annual Meeting in Banff, Alberta, Canada and titled, "The Hack Job of 2014: Exploring Legal Implications of the Sony Pictures Cybersecurity Debacle," Craig A. Marvinney discussed the November 2014 cyberattack upon the systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Fine Print | Patricia F. Weisberg

In an article published in Fine Print, a publication of The Ohio State Bar Association, and titled, "DOL Updates FMLA Model Forms," Patricia F. Weisberg advised employers to use the U.S. Department of Labor's new FMLA model notices, which now include a reference to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

Crain's Cleveland Business | Kevin P. Murphy

In an article published in Crain's Cleveland Business on July 27, 2015 and titled, "Building a budding business in pot law," Kevin P. Murphy told reporter Jeremy Nobile how he carved out a niche representing companies involved in the cannabis industry.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Jacob B. Derenthal

In an article published in Crain's Cleveland Business on July 20, 2015 and titled, "SAFE financing alternative for early stage companies," Jacob B. Derenthal discussed "Simple Agreements for Future Equity" (SAFEs), which represent the latest step in the ever-changing marketplace of early stage company funding.

Northern Ohio News (RMA Newsletter) | Donald E. Miehls

In an article published in the July 2015 issue of Northern Ohio News, the newsletter of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Risk Management Association, and titled, "New Ohio Law Codifies Receiver's Ability to Sell Property Free and Clear of Liens," Donald E. Miehls discussed Substitute House Bill 9, which permits a court-appointed receiver to sell receivership property free and clear of liens and provides a procedural framework for receiver's sales.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Patricia F. Weisberg

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," dated July 14, 2015 and titled, "Employers have time to voice concerns regarding U.S. Department of Labor's proposed overtime rules," Patricia F. Weisberg noted that employers have a 60-day window within which to comment on the U.S. Department of Labor's recently-released proposed overtime rule.

June 2015

Crain's Cleveland Business | Geoffrey S. Goss

In a Crain's "Real Estate Guest Blog," published June 29, 2015 and titled, "Supreme Court ruling underscores landlords' fair housing responsibilities," Geoffrey S. Goss asserted that, before setting new rental policies, landlords should be aware of fair housing laws at the federal, state and municipal levels.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Susan K. Anderson

In an online article written by reporter Lee Chilcote and published by Crain's Cleveland Business, Susan Keating Anderson urged employers to objectively evaluate employee behavior, especially where an LGBT employee is concerned. This article, titled, "LGBT workplace policies should become 'front-burner issue'," was published by Crain's on June 27, 2015.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Alexis J. Kim

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on June 16, 2015 and titled, "Renting out your home during the 2016 Republican National Convention: windfall or tax liability?," Alexis J. Kim advised homeowners to be aware of the tax consequences of renting their homes during the RNC next year, and to consider these consequences when negotiating rental agreements.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Sophia M. Deseran

In a Crain's "Real Estate Guest Blog," published on June 8, 2015 and titled, "Don't take estoppel certificates lightly," Sophia M. Deseran asserted that estoppel certificates merit attention in commercial lending or sale transactions; if misunderstood, they can be problematic for all parties involved in such matters.

May 2015

Crain's Cleveland Business | Joshua E. Hurtuk

In a Crain's "Real Estate Guest Blog," published on May 27, 2015 and titled, "More projects may be delayed thanks to new restrictions designed to save endangered bat species," Joshua E. Hurtuk advised builders and property owners to be aware, when establishing construction timelines, that their plans may be impacted by the roosting seasons of endangered or threatened bat species in northeast Ohio.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Susan Keating Anderson

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on May 20, 2015 and titled, "Social media marketing accounts can create tangled employment-related issues," Susan Keating Anderson provided guidance for employers looking to protect their social media assets.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Patricia F. Weisberg

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on May 5, 2015 and titled, "Recent Supreme Court decision leaves employers wondering about obligations to accommodate pregnant workers," Patricia F. Weisberg assessed the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., which addressed the issue of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.

April 2015

Crain's Cleveland Business | John W. Waldeck, Jr.

In a Crain's "Real Estate Guest Blog," published on April 20, 2015 and titled, "RNC-related contracts pose special legal challenges," John W. Waldeck, Jr. indicated that Northeast Ohio companies and individuals should consult with legal counsel in order to carefully consider which clauses in their construction contracts and leasing agreements may be impacted by the arrival of the Republican National Convention next summer.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Patricia F. Weisberg

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on April 17, 2015 and titled, "Be aware of special legal restrictions when hiring teens this summer," Patricia F. Weisberg advised employers about federal and state regulations which govern teen summer employment.

March 2015

Crain's Cleveland Business | Patricia F. Weisberg

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on March 27, 2015 and titled, "Family and Medical Leave Act rights have been expanded to same-sex couples," Patricia F. Weisberg discussed the recent enactment of a "Final Rule" by the U. S. Department of Labor, which extended the Family and Medical Leave Act's protections to married, same-sex couples.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Michael D. Zaverton

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on March 10, 2015 and titled, "Selling your bankruptcy claim: Is the opportunity for immediate cash worth the risk?," Michael D. Zaverton advised bankruptcy creditors not to sell their claims to professional claims traders unless they have first evaluated all of the potential risks involved in such transactions.

February 2015

Crain's Cleveland Business | Donald E. Miehls

In a "Real Estate Guest Blog," published by Crain's Cleveland Business on February 23, 2015 and titled, "New Ohio law clarifies receiver's qualifications and establishes procedure for selling property free and clear of liens," Donald E. Miehls discussed recently-enacted Ohio Substitute House Bill 9, which clarifies the qualifications of court-appointed receivers and expands their authority in handling and selling real property in Ohio.

January 2015

Crain's Cleveland Business | Jennifer A. Heimlich

In a Crain's "Real Estate Guest Blog," published on January 26, 2015 and titled, "Air right parcels: An alternate way to structure mixed-use developments," Jennifer A. Heimlich maintained that the use of an "air right parcel" model in the structuring of mixed-use developments can be beneficial to commercial property owners.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Jacob B. Derenthal

In an article published in the January 19, 2015 issue of Crain's Cleveland Business and titled, "Early planning yields best results when selling a business," Jacob B. Derenthal outlined the steps which a seller should take in order to facilitate the sale of his/her business.

Properties | John W. Waldeck, Jr. and Geoffrey S. Goss

In an article published in the January 2015 issue of Properties magazine and titled, "Looking Forward in 2015," John W. Waldeck, Jr. and Geoffrey S. Goss asserted that 2015 may be another banner year for the commercial real estate market in Northeast Ohio.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Darrell A. Clay

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on January 14, 2015 and titled, "Got a drone over the holidays? Be careful before flying it for a business purpose," Darrell A. Clay noted that people piloting drones for commercial purposes must comply with FAA policy or risk possible sanctions for their activities.

Walter | Haverfield LLP

Archived Firm News

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003