Walter | Haverfield Continues to Grow

Walter | Haverfield is pleased to welcome the following attorneys to the firm.

Edward F. Caja joined Walter | Haverfield as an associate in 2016. Prior to joining W|H he developed a well rounded aptitude for innovation counseling with experience in various legal, business, and technical management positions across many organizational roles from original engineering design and research, extensive project and program management, and business unit leadership to patent application preparation and prosecution. Recent legal experience includes litigation assistance involving patents, trade secrets, business torts, and unfair competition in numerous art fields. Patent prosecution experience includes U.S. and international application in multiple technology areas such as fluid systems, optics, mechanical, electro-mechanical, RFID-based data systems, computing devices, computer and telecom systems and business methods.

Maria L. Cedroni’s intellectual property practice focuses on patent drafting and prosecution, trademarks, and patent litigation. Maria joined W|H as an associate in 2017. Prior to joining W|H she worked in a Boston area firm for almost 9 years and then a Cleveland firm for 3 years.

Kaitlin Corkran, an associate in the firm's Corporate Transactions group, focuses her practice on a wide range of corporate and business matters, including new business formation and development, mergers and acquisitions, stockholder arrangements, and reorganizations. Kaitlin also counsels lenders and borrowers in commercial finance transactions.

Brendan D. Healy joined Walter | Haverfield LLP as an associate in 2016, and is a member of the firm’s Public Law practice group. He has extensive experience representing public entities throughout Ohio, including cities, villages, townships, and government agencies. He has advised various municipal boards and commissions, including Boards of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commissions, and Civil Service Commissions. Additionally, he served as an Assistant Director of Law for the City of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Patrick A. Hruby is an associate in Walter | Haverfield's Corporate Transactions group, whose practice also expands into the Litigation Services group. Patrick's experience includes representing banks and other commercial lenders, commercial property owners, creditors and debtors in the United States Bankruptcy Court, and bankruptcy trustees, among others.

Ellen R. Kirtner-LaFleur is an associate in the Real Estate group. Ellen focuses her practice on a range of commercial real estate matters, including the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, retail leasing, and real estate finance.

DeMarcus E. Levy is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property practice group. He focuses on patent law with an emphasis on assistance with patent prosecution in the electronic and mechanical arts. In addition to preparing and prosecuting applications in the United States, he has assisted with advising foreign clients on how to navigate U.S. patent law while keeping claim language consistent across their international portfolios. Mr. Levy also performs copyright and trademark prosecution.

William T. Raiff is an associate in the Real Estate group. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate matters and transactions including retail and residential leasing and the disposition and acquisition of commercial properties.

Cary A. Zimmerman is also an associate in the firm's Corporate Transactions group. She represents public and private companies with their corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity issuances, venture capital, angel investing, and corporate governance matters. In addition to her Juris Doctor, Cary has a Master of Science in Management-Finance, which informs her practice and enhances her value as a business advisor.