Walter | Haverfield Opens Office in Columbus, Ohio

Committed to our mission of better serving our growing number of clients, we are proud to announce that we are expanding to Columbus! This news marks a significant milestone for the firm as we have experienced year-after-year growth in the last decade, becoming one of the top ten Cleveland-based law firms. And we believe we can offer more sophisticated service by increasing the number of our attorneys and broadening our geographic footprint to the state capital.

Attorneys Tim Jochim and Mike Passella are opening our Columbus office.

Recognized by Chambers, Jochim is a national authority on business succession and ESOPs. His broad experience in succession planning, business transactions, legacy planning and corporate governance helps clients maximize the benefits of employee ownership for themselves, their employees and their communities. Jochim is a frequent speaker to business and trade organizations as well as a former professor at several Ohio universities. He is also a graduate of the University of North Dakota and received his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law.

Passella brings nearly two decades of legal experience to Walter | Haverfield. His broad litigation practice focuses on public and private construction law, commercial litigation, real estate, and white collar/internal investigations. He represents developers, owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties in a wide variety of construction-related disputes. Passella has presented to various organizations throughout his legal career and has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star list for six consecutive years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his law degree from Capital University.

Our Columbus office is located at 175 South Third St., Suite 290.

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. 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.