New Smart Contracts on Blockchain Increase Efficiency and Security

Smart contracts are becoming a very viable option today as blockchain technology emerges in the marketplace.
In simple terms, a smart contract is a computer program with conditions encoded into its language. Once agreed upon, it is placed on blockchain – a digital ledger that records transactions in cryptography. Each transaction is recorded chronologically and publicly. Blockchain is highly resistant to modification, so smart contracts allow trackable, irreversible transactions without third-party intermediaries. [More]

Pinecrest Aims High

“Serving as legal counsel for the Pinecrest development was extremely rewarding,” said Kevin Murphy, a partner at Walter | Haverfield. Murphy’s comments about the Cleveland area’s newest mixed-use district appeared in Properties magazine. [More]

Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Admitted to New York Federal Court

Mark Fusco and Rina Russo, both Walter | Haverfield attorneys, were recently granted permanent admission to the Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York. The admission comes after a firm client requested that Walter | Haverfield defend a complex employment matter. The client has significant presence in New York, and the matter involves alleged violations of federal employment law. [More]

Tenants in Bankruptcy: A Commercial Landlord’s Introduction

Every commercial landlord should be familiar with the phrase “retail apocalypse.” It’s a phrase that refers to the recent epidemic of retail store closings, many of which were the result of those companies filing for bankruptcy. Unfortunately for landlords, store closures and other vacancies are trends that do not appear to be slowing. And it’s important that landlords are aware of their rights in bankruptcy and the potential traps involved. Here’s what commercial landlords need to remember as they navigate this dynamic landscape. [More]