Walter| Haverfield Expands its Litigation & Real Estate Teams

Committed to its mission of offering personalized service to our growing number of clients, Walter | Haverfield has hired Alex Hurtuk to its Real Estate team and John Mills to its Litigation team.

A graduate of the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University, Alex Hurtuk assists in a broad range of real estate matters, including leasing, development, construction and the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties. Previously a summer intern at Walter | Haverfield and a Northeast Ohio native, Hurtuk said he was eager to return to Cleveland to work.

“I see the economic development in Cleveland, and the progress the city has made in recent years, and I want to be a part of future revitalization,” said Hurtuk, who played tennis for Alleghany College. “I’m confident I can be an integral part of that revitalization at Walter | Haverfield, which has such a well-known and well-respected real estate group.”

John Mills joins Walter | Haverfield with an extensive background in litigation and environmental law. Previously, he worked for the city of Cleveland as an assistant director of law. There, he assisted with its Public Records Commission, Civilian Police Review Board and its Environmental Crimes Task Force. Mills also worked for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency as a staff attorney in its Division of Drinking and Ground Water.

“I had heard great things about Walter | Haverfield and saw first-hand the quality of the firm’s lawyers in my previous jobs,” said Mills, who earned his law degree from Capital University Law School. “I’m proud to now be a part of Walter |Haverfield.”

Mills has litigated in both federal and state courts and successfully defended constitutional challenges to local ordinances before the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals.

“As the needs of our clients grow, and the number of our clients increase, we want to make sure we’re prepared to provide the best experience possible,” said Ralph Cascarilla, managing partner of Walter | Haverfield. “Alex and John are skilled attorneys, and adding them to our team allows us to offer even better service.”

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. Our track record has allowed us to sustain year-after-year growth. Walter | Haverfield has doubled its size in the past decade to become one of the top ten Cleveland-based law firms. Today, our team of nearly 80 attorneys is focused primarily in the areas of corporate transactions, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax and wealth management, liquor control law, litigation, public law and education.