Walter | Haverfield Grows Its Partnership, Expands its Corporate Transactions Team

After more than three decades of litigating high-profile cases in Cleveland, Mark Wallach is joining Walter | Haverfield as partner.

Wallach has handled nearly two dozen cases before the Ohio Supreme Court, including several major municipal law decisions and land use issues. In addition to working with public agencies, he also works with commercial entities as well as with individuals.

“Our clients will truly benefit from Mark’s counsel,” said Ralph Cascarilla, managing partner of Walter | Haverfield. “His impressive skills and accomplishments raise the level of services we already offer.”

Wallach is rated in Chambers and Partners, which is a global, prestigious ranking service of law firms and lawyers.  He is also the recipient of the Cleveland Legal Aid Society’s Access to Justice award. Plus, he’s been recognized by Best Lawyers and Ohio Super Lawyers.

Gregory Watkins is also joining Walter | Haverfield as part of the Corporate Transactions team. Named to the 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Watkins assists clients in mergers and acquisitions as well as with business governance matters. Plus, he counsels entrepreneurs in all aspects of the business life cycle, including entity selection, day-to-day management and exit strategies. Watkins also serves clients in the alcoholic beverage industry, advising them on licensing, compliance and transportation matters.

“As we experience an increased demand for transactional work, we are committed to making sure we match that demand with well-trained attorneys,” said Cascarilla. “Greg fits exactly what our clients need.”

Prior to Walter | Haverfield, Watkins focused on acquisition and sale transactions at his previous firm. He has also served as outside corporate counsel for clients in various industries, including a large health care system.