Walter | Haverfield LLP

March 2014

We are pleased to announce that three of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Designated as "Leaders in their Field" by the London-based publisher, Chambers and Partners, they were recognized for their accomplishments in the following areas of practice:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Ohio)
Michael A. Cyphert - Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Ohio)

Chambers USA selects their honorees based upon submissions put forward by legal practices, interviews with attorneys and clients, and the publication's own database resources. Rankings are issued on the basis of an attorney's technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities that the client considers relevant.

Congratulations to Jennifer A. Savage, who has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, an honor which recognizes its members for their integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Prior to election, candidates are nominated by another Fellow and subjected to a careful review by both state and national membership selection committees. Once elected, new members work with their colleagues to better their profession in several ways. According to the ACTEC website, they strive to "enhance their ability to provide the most efficient and highest quality services to their clients; develop qualified trust and estate counselors; improve and reform probate, trust and tax law, procedures, and standards of professional responsibility; and cooperate with bar associations and other organizations with similar missions."

January 2014

Congratulations to Ralph E. Cascarilla, Michael A. Cyphert and Russell C. Shaw, who have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Designated as "Leaders in their Field" by the London-based publisher, Chambers and Partners, they were recognized for their accomplishments in the following areas of practice:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Ohio)
Michael A. Cyphert - Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Ohio)

December 2013

"THEY'RE SUPER!"

Walter | Haverfield is pleased to announce that ten of its attorneys were selected to the 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers list. Those listed, and their areas of practice, are as follows:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Business Litigation
Darrell A. Clay - Business Litigation
Carl J. Dyczek - Banking
Bonnie S. Finley - Business Litigation
Jonathan D. Greenberg - Business Litigation
Kevin Patrick Murphy - Real Estate
Charles T. Riehl - Land Use/Zoning
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits
John W. Waldeck, Jr. - Real Estate
Gary A. Zwick - Tax

In addition, the firm would like to recognize its three attorneys who have been named to the 2014 Ohio Rising Stars list:

Eric J. Johnson - Employment & Labor
Elise C. Keating- Schools & Education
Andrea E.M. Stone - Schools & Education

Congratulations to all of the honorees!

August 2013

Saluting the Best of the Best

We are pleased and honored that eleven of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In existence for more than 30 years, Best Lawyers based its listing upon the results of an exhaustive, rigorous peer review survey comprising more than three million confidential evaluations of attorneys by their colleagues. Those who will be honored in the 2014 edition include:

Margaret Anne Cannon: Litigation-Municipal; Municipal Law
Ralph E. Cascarilla: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation-Construction; Litigation-Environmental
Michael A. Cyphert: Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental
Carl J. Dyczek: Real Estate Law
R. Todd Hunt: Land Use & Zoning Law
Christina Henagen Peer: Education Law
Charles T. Riehl: Environmental Law; Litigation-Land Use & Zoning; Municipal Law
Russell C. Shaw: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation-ERISA
John W. Waldeck, Jr.: Real Estate Law
Leslie G. Wolfe: Environmental Law
Gary A. Zwick: Tax Law

July 2013

On July 15, 2013, Aimee W. Lane was recognized for her achievements in the field of Public Sector Law in a special section of Crain's Cleveland Business, titled "Who to Watch in Law."

Effective July 1, 2013, John W. Waldeck, Jr. was elected to serve as Secretary of the Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Law Section Council.

May 2013

John W. (Jack) Waldeck, Jr. was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, located in Chardon, Ohio.

Craig A. Marvinney was named to the Board of Directors of The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University - the overall umbrella alumni organization for the entire university - for a 3-year term commencing in September 2013.

March 2013

"SUPER RATINGS"

Every year Super Lawyers - a rating service of outstanding lawyers who exhibit excellence in the practice of law - undertakes a rigorous selection process to identify those attorneys in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The "qualified" attorneys (no more than five percent of the attorneys in any state) are then listed in regional publications such as Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, along with their areas of practice.

We are pleased to announce that, this year, nine of our attorneys were selected to the prestigious list of "2013 Ohio Super Lawyers":

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Business Litigation
Darrell A. Clay - Business Litigation
Carl J. Dyczek - Banking
Bonnie S. Finley - Business Litigation
Jonathan D. Greenberg - Business Litigation
Charles T. Riehl - Land Use/Zoning
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits/ERISA
John W. Waldeck, Jr. - Real Estate
Gary A. Zwick - Tax

In addition, three of our attorneys were selected to the "Ohio Rising Stars 2013" list, which was also published by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine:

Susan R. Hartung - Schools & Education
Eric J. Johnson - Employment & Labor
Kevin Patrick Murphy - Real Estate

Congratulations to all the winners, as they represent the type of professionalism and integrity that have been hallmarks of Walter | Haverfield for more than 80 years.

February 2013

Congratulations to Ralph E. Cascarilla, Michael A. Cyphert and Russell C. Shaw, who have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Designated as "Leaders in their Field" by the London-based publisher, Chambers and Partners, they were recognized for their accomplishments in the following areas of practice:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Ohio)
Michael A. Cyphert - Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Ohio)

October 2012

Saluting the Best of the Best

We are pleased and honored that eight of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In existence for 30 years, Best Lawyers compiles its listing based upon the results of a rigorous national "peer review" survey, involving more than four million detailed evaluations of attorneys by their colleagues. Those who will be honored in the 2013 edition include:

Ralph E. Cascarilla: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation-Construction; Litigation-Environmental

**In addition to being recognized as a "Best Lawyer", Cascarilla was also selected as "Lawyer of the Year - Cleveland" in the area of Litigation-Environmental.

Robert J. Crump: Health Care Law (to be honored posthumously)
Michael A. Cyphert: Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental
Carl J. Dyczek: Real Estate Law
Charles T. Riehl: Environmental Law; Litigation-Land Use & Zoning; Municipal Law
Russell C. Shaw: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation-ERISA
Leslie G. Wolfe: Environmental Law
Gary A. Zwick: Tax Law

August 2012

Eight W & H attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Those honored, and their areas of practice, are as follows:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation-Construction; Litigation-Environmental
Robert J. Crump - Health Care Law
Michael A. Cyphert - Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental
Carl J. Dyczek - Real Estate Law
Charles T. Riehl - Environmental Law; Litigation-Land Use & Zoning; Municipal Law
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation-ERISA
Leslie G. Wolfe - Environmental Law
Gary A. Zwick - Tax Law

June 2012

Darrell A. Clay has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association for 2012-2013 and has been accepted as part of the Cleveland Bridge Builders, Class of 2013.

Gary A. Zwick was admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. The College, which is comprised of approximately 700 members chosen by their peers, is a nonprofit professional association of tax lawyers who have earned recognition for their excellence in tax practice and for their substantial contributions and commitment to the profession.

February 2012

Congratulations to Ralph E. Cascarilla, Michael A. Cyphert and Russell C. Shaw, who have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Designated as "Leaders in their Field" by the London-based publisher, Chambers and Partners, they were recognized for their accomplishments in the following areas of practice:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Ohio)
Michael A. Cyphert - Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Ohio)

Darrell A. Clay has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Ohio State Bar Association's Council of Delegates, one of the two major governing bodies of the OSBA. Darrell's term will commence on July 1, 2012 and run through June 30, 2014.

January 2012

Darrell A. Clay was re-elected to the Board of the Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA). An instrument-rated pilot, Darrell will serve a second two-year term as Secretary of the Columbus-based aviation group. The ORBAA is a non-profit organization promoting business aviation in Ohio and neighboring states through educational activities, networking events, and advocacy for regional and national business aviation issues.

December 2011

Walter | Haverfield is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2012 issue of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, a Thomson Reuters publication. Those listed, and their areas of practice, are as follows:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Business Litigation
Darrell A. Clay - Business Litigation
Michael A. Cyphert - Environmental
Carl J. Dyczek - Banking
Jonathan D. Greenberg - Business Litigation
Charles T. Riehl - Land Use/Zoning
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits/ERISA
John W. Waldeck, Jr. - Real Estate
Gary A. Zwick - Tax

In addition, the firm would like to recognize its six additional attorneys who have been selected for inclusion on the "Ohio Rising Stars 2012" list, which was also published by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine:

Susan Keating Anderson - Employment & Labor
Christine T. Cossler - Employment & Labor
Susan R. Hartung - Schools & Education
Eric J. Johnson - Employment & Labor
Kevin Patrick Murphy - Real Estate
Sara Ravas Cooper - Business Litigation

November 2011

Walter & Haverfield LLP has been named to the 2011-2012 U.S. News/Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list, with "Tier 1" Metropolitan Rankings (Cleveland) in Criminal Defense: White Collar - Litigation; Health Care Law; and Municipal Law. According to U.S. News and Best Lawyers, firms were ranked as a result of "...a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process."

August 2011

Eight of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Those honored, and their areas of practice, are as follows:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Environmental
Robert J. Crump - Health Care Law
Michael A. Cyphert - Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
Carl J. Dyczek - Real Estate Law
Amy S. Leopard - Health Care Law
Charles T. Riehl - Litigation - Land Use & Zoning; Municipal Law
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits/ERISA Law; Litigation - ERISA
Gary A. Zwick - Tax Law

July 2011

On July 20, 2011, Amy S. Leopard was honored by Crain's Cleveland Business as a member of its "Women of Note Class of 2011." An annual tradition for Crain's, the "Women of Note" listing is designed to recognize "Northeast Ohio's outstanding female business leaders who bring passion, dedication and strength to the region's professional landscape."

May 2011

On May 6, 2011, at its 2011 Annual Meeting, The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio (AMCNO) presented Amy S. Leopard with its "Presidential Citation Award," in recognition of her outstanding legal service to the medical community in Greater Cleveland.

April 2011

In honor of his outstanding contributions in the field of estate planning, Gary A. Zwick was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Estate Planner Award by the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland.

March 2011

In the March, 2011 issue of Properties magazine, Kevin P. Murphy was recognized for his advocacy on behalf of the Northern Ohio Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. On February 10, 2011, Kevin joined three other members in a delegation which met with U.S. Representatives Marcia Fudge, Marci Kaptur, Dennis Kucinich, Steve LaTourette, James Renacci, Tim Ryan, Betty Sutton, and U.S. Senator Rob Portman for a discussion of several issues which, on a federal level, have an impact upon the commercial real estate industry.

James M. Mackey was honored by John Carroll University as one of the recipients of its 2011 Alumni Medal Awards. Per an announcement issued by the school on March 31, 2011, "The Alumni Medal is the highest honor awarded annually by the Alumni Association for an individual's accomplishments in his/her profession, exemplary family and personal life, contributions to their community and dedication to John Carroll University."

Congratulations to Ralph E. Cascarilla, Michael A. Cyphert and Russell C. Shaw, who have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 issue of Chambers USA. Designated as "Leaders in their Field" by the London-based publisher, Chambers and Partners, they were recognized for their accomplishments in the following areas of practice:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Litigation: White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations (Ohio)
Michael A. Cyphert - Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Ohio)

The City of Hudson named R. Todd Hunt and Aimee W. Lane as its new City Solicitor and Assistant City Solicitor, and it recognized Charles T. Riehl for his 16 years of service as the community's law director.


December 2010

Walter | Haverfield is pleased to announce that twelve of its attorneys were selected for inclusion on the 2011 list of "Ohio Super Lawyers," as compiled by the publishers of Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service. Those listed, and their areas of practice, are as follows:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Business Litigation
Darrell A. Clay - Business Litigation
Michael A. Cyphert - Environmental
Carl J. Dyczek - Banking
Mark S. Floyd - Employment Litigation: Defense
Jonathan D. Greenberg - Business Litigation
Michael J. Jordan - Health Care
Michael McMenamin - Employment & Labor
Charles T. Riehl - Land Use/Zoning
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits/ERISA
John W. Waldeck, Jr. - Real Estate
Gary A. Zwick - Tax

In addition, the firm would like to congratulate its seven attorneys who were selected for inclusion in Ohio Rising Stars 2011, which was also issued by the publishers of Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service. Those recognized were as follows:

Susan Keating Anderson - Employment & Labor
Christine T. Cossler - Employment & Labor
Susan R. Hartung - Employment & Labor
Eric J. Johnson - Employment & Labor
Lacie L. O'Daire - Estate Planning & Probate
Sara Ravas Cooper - Business Litigation
J. Ryan Williams - Health Care


October 2010

October 29, 2010 - At the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's annual Real Estate Law Institute, John W. Waldeck, Jr. was honored with the "Bob Rosewater Memorial Award," in recognition of his long-term service to the CMBA's Real Estate Law Section, his expertise in the practice of real estate law, and his commitment to community service in Greater Cleveland.


September 2010

Inside Business magazine has selected four of our attorneys for inclusion in their current listing of Northeast Ohio's "Leading Lawyers." Only one percent of the region's attorneys were chosen to receive this honor. Those selected from Walter | Haverfield were Ralph E. Cascarilla, Robert J. Crump, Darrell A. Clay and Thomas C. Schrader.

September 15, 2010 - At the Cleveland Botanical Garden's annual fall event, Thea and Art Steinmetz were presented with the Garden's "Golden Award." Established in 2002, this award was created in order to celebrate some of the organization's most exemplary members, who have supported the Garden through their inspirational words, wisdom and wealth.


August 2010

The Journal of Financial Services Professionals, through its Kenneth Black, Jr. Journal Author Award Program, has recognized John E. Schiller for his 2008 article, "Trustee Liability: A Litigator's Perspective." John's article placed second among the top three pieces published in the Journal, as determined by an independent panel of judges. Named in honor of Kenneth Black, Jr., PhD, CLU, editor of the Journal for forty-one years, these awards were issued on the basis of the originality of the authors' research and on the articles' clarity, timeliness and appropriateness for the Journal's readership.

Eight of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Those honored were: Ralph E. Cascarilla, Michael A. Cyphert, Carl J. Dyczek, Michael J. Jordan, Amy S. Leopard, Charles T. Riehl, Russell C. Shaw and Gary A. Zwick.


July 2010

John Schiller was honored for his professional rectitude by a client who endowed a $1.5 million Chair in Legal Ethics in his name at the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University at Bloomington. The holder of the John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics can specialize in any area of the law, but must demonstrate a commitment to the highest standard of legal professional ethics through her or his teaching, scholarship, and service. The name of the holder of the Schiller Chair will be announced in the fall of 2010.

Walter | Haverfield is pleased to announce that Christine T. Cossler has been named a partner with the firm. Christine focuses her practice on private and public sector labor and employment law and school law.


June 2010

Carl J. Dyczek was selected for inclusion in the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2011. Inaugurated in 1977, Leadership Cleveland was one of the first civic leadership programs in the United States. Its purpose is to strengthen leadership in Northeast Ohio, through networking, education, partnerships and service learning, in order to enhance the quality of life throughout the region.

Mark Floyd was recently elected to a second term on the Ohio State Bar Association's Board of Governors. His new term will commence on July 1, 2010 and will continue through July, 2013.


May 2010

Darrell Clay has been named to the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Board of Trustees. He will serve a three-year term and will be sworn in, along with the other new elected officers and trustees on Friday, June 4, 2010, at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center.


April 2010

Amy S. Leopard has been named a "Woman of Professional Excellence" by the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, in recognition of her high professional standards, significant contributions to the operations of the firm and willingness to support and mentor others.

Congratulations to Ralph E. Cascarilla, Michael A. Cyphert and Russell C. Shaw, who have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA. Designated as "Leaders in their Field" by the London-based publisher, Chambers and Partners, they were recognized for their accomplishments in the following areas of practice:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Ohio)
Michael A. Cyphert - Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Ohio)


February 2010

Ralph E. Cascarilla has been appointed to serve as a member of the U.S. Attorney's Advisory Council.


December 2009

Walter | Haverfield is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys were selected for inclusion on the 2010 list of "Ohio Super Lawyers," as compiled by the publishers of Super Lawyers and Law & Politics magazines. Those chosen, and their areas of practice, are as follows:

Ralph E. Cascarilla - Business Litigation
Darrell A. Clay - Business Litigation
Michael A. Cyphert - Environmental
Carl J. Dyczek - Banking
Jonathan D. Greenberg - Business Litigation
Michael J. Jordan - Health Care
Charles T. Riehl - Land Use/Zoning
John W. Waldeck, Jr. - Real Estate
Gary A. Zwick - Tax

In addition, the firm would like to congratulate its two attorneys who were selected for inclusion in Ohio Rising Stars 2010, which was also issued by the publishers of Super Lawyers and Law & Politics magazines. Those recognized were as follows:

Christine T. Cossler - Employment & Labor
Susan Keating Anderson - Employment & Labor


October 2009

Congratulations to Eric Johnson, who was recently named to the prestigious "Forty Under 40" list, published annually by Crain's Cleveland Business. Each fall, Crain's honors forty of Greater Cleveland's young professionals, from a variety of fields and industries, who have taken an active role in the local business community and demonstrated leadership and vision in helping to revitalize the region's economy.

Three of the firm’s attorneys have been named to Inside Business magazine’s “Leading Lawyers” list for 2010. Only one percent of the attorneys practicing in Northeast Ohio were chosen to receive this honor. Those recognized, and their listed areas of practice, are:

Robert J. Crump - Health Care
Thomas C. Schrader - Civil Litigation
Darrell A. Clay - Antitrust


August 2009

In a special insert which accompanied the August 28, 2009 issue of The Plain Dealer, nine of the firm's attorneys were listed in the guide entitled, Cleveland's Best Lawyers - 2009 Edition. Those recognized and their areas of practice, are as follows:

This guide was produced in order to provide Clevelanders with a reference to many of the most talented lawyers in the region, in more than 50 areas of practice.


August 2009

The firm would like to congratulate our nine attorneys who will be included in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In existence for 27 years, Best Lawyers compiles its listing based upon the results of a rigorous national "peer review" survey, involving more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of attorneys by their colleagues. Those honored for 2010, and their areas of expertise, are as follows:

  • Ralph E. Cascarilla - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Environmental Law
  • Michael A. Cyphert - Environmental Law
  • Carl J. Dyczek - Real Estate Law
  • Michael J. Jordan - Alternative Dispute Resolution; Health Care Law; Insurance Law
  • Amy S. Leopard - Health Care Law
  • Charles T. Riehl - Land Use & Zoning Law; Municipal Law
  • Russell C. Shaw - Employee Benefits Law
  • Gary A. Zwick - Tax Law
  • Sheldon Mike Young - Employee Benefits Law

In addition, Walter | Haverfield received #1 rankings in Cleveland, Ohio, for its expertise in Land Use & Zoning Law and Municipal Law.


June 2009

In the June 2009 issue of Inside Business magazine, Eric J. Johnson was featured in the special section, "High Bars," which highlighted fifteen of Northeast Ohio's leading young lawyers.

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