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General Counsel for NLRB Proposing to Re-Visit Employee Representation in Non-Union Settings & Unilateral Employer Action in Collective Bargaining

October 19, 2021  As mentioned in my article several weeks ago, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) sought to revisit numerous Trump/Bush Board decisions.  This article will discuss two disparate…

Southern District of Florida Denies TCPA Class Certification Due to Plaintiff’s “Deceptive and Dishonest” Tactics

October 5, 2021  In Kenneth Johansen v. Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited, Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida held that a putative class plaintiff’s “deceptive and dishonest tactics” disqualified him as…

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Releases Applications for 73 New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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September 21, 2021  Since its inception in 2018, Ohio’s medical marijuana program has continuously struggled with poor patient accessibility. In November 2020, 62% of registered patients reported having to travel more than 10 miles to…

Ohio Federal Court Issues Preliminary Ruling Denying Challenge to District’s Mask Mandate

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September 16, 2021  With students returning to in-person learning under the continuing backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, mask mandates have become a contentious issue as lawsuits are being filed across the country, including locally. With…

Return of Obama Era Employee Standards? Company Email and Handbooks for Union Organizing Under Biden

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September 13, 2021  All new presidential administrations lay out their agenda for prospective action for each respective executive agency.  On August 12, 2021, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (Board or NLRB),…

Walter | Haverfield Represents Developers in Acquiring I-X Center

September 10, 2021 Cleveland’s International Exposition Center, better known as the I-X Center, is set to be revived, thanks to Industrial Realty Group (IRG) of Los Angeles and Industrial Commercial Properties (ICP) of Solon. IRG and ICP,…
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W|H Attorney Peter Zawadski Gives Guidance on Masks in Ohio's School Districts

WEWS-TV, Cleveland's ABC affiliate, interviewed Peter Zawadski, a partner at Walter | Haverfield who focuses his practice on education law, for this story that aired on August, 18, 2021. The debate over face masks, and whether they should…

Nearly Half of All Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

August 19, 2021 Walter | Haverfield is proud to announce that 42 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers®, a prominent, worldwide attorney ranking publication. Individuals are recognized by Best…
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Walter | Haverfield Partner Appointed to Top-Level Position of International Corporate Defense Attorney Organization

August 17, 2021 The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) has named Walter | Haverfield partner, Craig Marvinney of Cleveland, Ohio, to its Secretary-Treasurer position. Marvinney, who previously served on the FDCC’s board…

U.S. Department of Education Releases “Roadmap” to Return to In-Person Learning

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August 3, 2021 On August 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released the “Return to School Roadmap,” a resource to students, educators, school districts and parents in preparation for the return to in-person learning…

Ohio Budget Bill Includes Sweeping Reforms for School Districts

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July 19, 2021  Ohio’s operating budget for fiscal years 2022-2023 is now law after Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 110 (HB 110) on July 1, 2021. Included in the bill are a number of policy changes affecting the state’s K-12 schools,…

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Consumers’ Rights to Bring Class Action Claims

June 30, 2021 The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued yet another important decision that will impact the right of consumers to bring class action claims in federal court. In TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, the Court held "[n]o concrete harm, no…

The Supreme Court Weighs In: Can Schools Regulate Off-Campus Student Speech?

June 24, 2021  On June 23, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Pennsylvania school district violated the First Amendment rights of a student and cheerleader when it punished her for off-campus student speech. The Court’s opinion…

Walter | Haverfield Receptionist Celebrates 34 Years with the Firm

June 8, 2021 Patricia Coles first interviewed with Rusk Haverfield, co-founder of Walter | Haverfield, in the spring of 1988. At the time, she had more than ten years of experience working in the credit department at W.T. Grants, a former…

The EEOC Provides Further Clarification on COVID-19 Issues and Re-Affirms That Employers May Require Employees to Get Vaccinated

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June 3, 2021 On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated and expanded its technical assistance publication addressing COVID-19 issues arising under the federal equal employment opportunity laws.  In its updated…

Walter | Haverfield’s Real Estate Team Recognized by Chambers USA for Second Consecutive Year

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May 25, 2021 Chambers USA, an affiliate of Chambers and Partners, the world’s leading ranking service of top lawyers and law firms, has selected Walter | Haverfield’s Real Estate Team to be ranked in its 2021 USA guide for Ohio. Walter…

Walter | Haverfield Business Partner Appointed to The ESOP Association’s Public Policy Council

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May 21, 2021 Walter | Haverfield partner Tim Jochim, who is a national authority on business succession and ESOPs, is joining the inaugural Public Policy Council of The ESOP Association. The ESOP Association is the largest employee ownership…

Five Walter | Haverfield Partners Recognized by Chambers USA

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May 21, 2021  Chambers and Partners, a London-based independent research company that conducts rankings of law firms and attorneys, has selected Ralph E. Cascarilla, Charles Daroff, Ed Hurtuk, Irene M. MacDougall and Mark I. Wallach to…
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Second Walter | Haverfield Partner Selected for Magistrate Judge

May 14, 2021 Former Walter | Haverfield litigation partner, Darrell A. Clay, is the newest Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Ohio federal court. Clay is succeeding James R. Knepp II, who was recently elevated to serve as a district…

DOL Withdraws Final Independent Contractor Rule

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May 12, 2021 On May 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) withdrew the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) independent contractor final rule which was approved earlier this year. In reaching this decision, the DOL explained that…

School Districts Can Get Tax Relief for Certain Paid Leave Expenses

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May 4, 2021 It’s not your typical tax relief. And while it’s available for only a small window of time, it’s tax relief nonetheless. Last month, the IRS issued guidance explaining how employers, including school districts, can claim…

The Ohio “SAVE Students Act” Calls for More Student Safety Initiatives

April 22, 2021 The “Safety and Violence Education Students Act,” also known as the “SAVE Students Act,” took effect March 24, 2021. Enacted as part of H.B. 123, the Act requires Ohio school districts to provide youth suicide awareness…

Ohio’s Revised Employment Discrimination Law Takes Effect: How Your Business Should Prepare

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April 15, 2021 The enactment of Ohio’s Employment Law Uniformity Act (“Act”) on April 15, 2021 has resulted in hundreds of new employment discrimination claims being filed in Ohio courts in recent days. In fact, on April 13, 2021, 63…

Seizing Our Power: The Shared Success of Female Lawyers and Businesswomen

April 2021 It was big news in 2019 – as of 2018, women held 25% of the five critical C-suite positions, a 2% increase from the previous survey.[1] And yet, with women constituting around half of the population and almost 52% of the labor…

IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline

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March 18, 2021  *Update: Ohio updated its tax filing deadline to May 17, 2021, however first quarter estimated income tax payments for tax year 2021 are not impacted and must still be made by April 15, 2021. The Internal Revenue Service…

Walter | Haverfield Administrator Celebrates Over 30 Years with the Firm

March 17, 2021  It was the spring of 1988 when Jo Ann Chapman, Walter |Haverfield’s Director of Administration and Human Resources, first heard about an open position at the firm. She had been working at a small law firm in Lorain, but…

Walter | Haverfield Elects Four New Partners

March 9, 2021 Walter | Haverfield attorneys, Doug Eppler, Miriam Pearlmutter, Max Rieker and Greg Watkins, have been elected as the firm’s newest partners. The four additions bring the firm’s partnership to 55 members. “I am…

CDC Announces Fully Vaccinated People May Gather without Masks or Distancing

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March 8, 2021 On Monday, March 8, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may gather indoors with other individuals who are “fully vaccinated” without wearing…

Property Tax Disputes Are Expected to Proliferate

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March 2, 2021  COVID-19 provides the perfect excuse for commercial real estate owners to challenge their property values this year.  Property owners will assert that, because revenue is down across the board, their property values should…

Ohio’s Transformational Mixed-Use Development Tax Credit

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January 15, 2021  On December 29, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 39, creating a new tax credit applicable to insurance premium taxes as a means to provide funding for certain transformational development projects in Ohio.…

H.B. 352 Modifies Ohio’s Employment Discrimination Laws

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February 10, 2021  Ohio Governor DeWine recently signed H.B. 352, Employment Law Uniformity Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act significantly overhauls Ohio’s Fair Employment Practices Act under Ohio Revised Code 4112. The Act is set…

The Department Of Labor Issues Guidance Regarding the Compensability of Certain Travel Time for Employees Who Telework Part of the Day

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January 25, 2021 The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued guidance, in the form of an opinion letter, addressing whether certain travel time for partial-day teleworkers is compensable time under the Fair…
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Walter | Haverfield Client Continues to Make Strides in Dispersing Mobile Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients

December 21, 2020 Venti-Now™, an Ohio nonprofit and Walter | Haverfield client that received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization to make portable ventilators in May, is now providing emergency respiratory care…

The Freeze Partnership Technique: Achieving the Best of Both Worlds by Transferring the Appreciation of the Business Assets and Securing the Step-Up in Basis

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December 14, 2020  Overview The freeze partnership technique (the “technique”) to shift wealth to the next generation while saving estate, gift, generation skipping, and income taxes has been in use for decades, although you wouldn’t…

Ohio Super Lawyers Selects Nearly 20 Percent of Walter | Haverfield Attorneys

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Ohio Super Lawyers, a prominent legal rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers for their high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, has selected twelve Walter | Haverfield attorneys to its 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers…
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Walter | Haverfield Attorney Reappointed Chair of the Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness

December 7, 2020  The Supreme Court of Ohio has reappointed Darrell A. Clay, partner at Walter | Haverfield, to chair the state’s Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness. Clay, who has served on the Board since 2015, will serve…

Walter | Haverfield’s Donna Stokowski Celebrates More than Three Decades with the Firm

December 3, 2020  It was 1987 when Donna Stokowski made a change that would shape the rest of her career. At that time, she had worked for two local radio stations – WGAR and WNCX. There, she scheduled commercials, processed invoices…

Increase in Trademark Fees, Effective January 2, 2021

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November 24, 2020 As if anything else could go wrong in 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced an increase in a number of trademark filing fees, effective January 2, 2021.  For anyone considering a new U.S.…

Ohio Implements 21-Day Overnight Curfew

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November 20, 2020  In a continuing battle to reduce the exponential growth of coronavirus infections in Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine recently announced Ohio’s adoption of an overnight daily curfew, effective on Thursday, November 19, 2020.…

Ohio Re-Tightens Restrictions on Mass Gatherings

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November 17, 2020  Like many other states, Ohio has recently been experiencing a significant uptick in community spread of COVID-19. To combat this, Ohio’s Governor Mike DeWine, in conjunction with the Director of the Ohio Department…

Ohio Updates Requirements for Mask-Wearing Order

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November 16, 2020  In an effort to blunt the recent, rapid upswing in coronavirus infections throughout the State of Ohio, on Friday, November 13, 2020, the Department of Health issued an order updating requirements for the wearing of…

Walter | Haverfield Attorney Selected for Promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps

November 11, 2020  The United States Army Reserve has selected Jason K. Wright for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel. Jason is an associate in the Business Services Group, and formerly held the rank of Major. In his new role as a Lieutenant…

Walter | Haverfield Represents Local Developer to Acquire Former Geauga Lake Land

November 9, 2020  The former home of Geauga Lake Park, Six Flags and Sea World in Bainbridge Township, Ohio will be developed into residential and commercial use, thanks to Industrial Commercial Properties (ICP) of Solon. ICP bought a 377-acre…

Walter | Haverfield Recognized for its Achievements in the 2021 Edition of “Best Law Firms”

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November 5, 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has recognized Walter | Haverfield as a national “Best Law Firm” for its land use and zoning law practice. Furthermore, the firm received 19 regional rankings, the largest number of regional…

Benjamin Carnahan Joins Walter | Haverfield

November 2, 2020 Ben Carnahan, who focuses his practice on business services and litigation, has joined Walter | Haverfield as a partner in its Cleveland office. “I am thrilled to join a full-service firm with deep bench strength that…

Paycheck Protection Program, Change of Ownership Requirements

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October 14, 2020 On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) issued a long-awaited procedural notice (the “SBA Notice”) regarding change of ownership for borrowers that participated in the Paycheck Protection…

Walter | Haverfield Attorney Joins Board of the Federal Bar Association – Northern District of Ohio Chapter

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October 2, 2020  Mark Fusco, a partner at Walter | Haverfield who focuses his practice on litigation, was recently appointed to the Board of the Federal Bar Association – Northern District of Ohio Chapter (FBA-NDOH). Mark is one of 72…

Walter | Haverfield Secures Victory for Client in Ohio Supreme Court Case

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September 18, 2020  On September 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled in favor of the Village of Put-in-Bay’s imposition of a tax on owners of vehicles available for hire. Walter | Haverfield partner, Benjamin Chojnacki and former…

Two Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Recognized by Cleveland Jewish News as Difference Makers

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September 11, 2020 Cleveland Jewish News, a weekly online and print publication, has recognized Walter | Haverfield attorneys, Charles Daroff and Miriam Pearlmutter, in its 2020 class of Difference Makers. Difference Makers are characterized…

Two Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Selected as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

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August 20, 2020  Best Lawyers®, a prominent worldwide attorney ranking publication, has recognized Todd Hunt and Christina Peer as “Lawyer of the Year” for its 2021 U.S. edition. Hunt and Peer are partners at Walter | Haverfield. “Lawyer…

Nearly Half of All Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers®

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August 20, 2020  Walter | Haverfield is proud to announce that 38 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers®, a prominent, worldwide attorney ranking publication. Individuals are recognized by Best…

Have a Game Plan When Seeking to Secure Intellectual Property Rights

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July 29, 2020  When attempting to secure certain intellectual property rights, it is best to have a game plan in place before taking the field. This plan should be enacted timely and include provisions to overcome potential obstacles…

Ohio Releases New Order for Contact & Non-Contact Sports and Competitions

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Updated: July 23, 2020 *On July 22, 2020, the Ohio Dept. of Health issued a second Order extending the expiration date of the Order below to July 31, 2020. The second Order can be found here. On July 7, 2020, just over three weeks after…

Supreme Court Rejects USPTO Rule That Addition of “.com” to a Generic Term is Ineligible for Trademark Registration

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July 6, 2020  On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, the Supreme Court rejected the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) proposed rule that a generic term, combined with a generic Internet suffix (e.g., “.com’), is generic and, thus, not…

Ohio H.B. 164: Emergency Legislation for the Reopening of Schools

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Updated July 8, 2020  Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio House Bill 164 (H.B. 164) on Friday, June 19, 2020, also known as the Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019. The bill allows public school students to pray, attend religious…

New Guidance for Early Intervention to Preschool Transition

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June 18, 2020  Several Ohio agencies are providing guidance regarding serving children with disabilities who are transitioning from Part C Early Intervention to Part B special education preschool services. The guidance, developed by the…
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ESOPs: A New Normal

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During the best of times and during the worst of times, companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) have proven to perform better than non-ESOP peer companies as measured by profitability, jobs gains and fewer job losses. Long-term…

Walter | Haverfield’s Real Estate Team Recognized by Chambers USA

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May 29, 2020 Chambers USA, an affiliate of Chambers and Partners, the world’s leading ranking service of top lawyers and law firms, has selected Walter | Haverfield’s Real Estate Team to be ranked in its 2020 USA guide for Ohio. This…

Don’t Forget About ADA Accessibility When Planning Virtual Graduation Ceremonies

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May 5, 2020  School-building closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have Ohio districts preparing for a very different kind of student graduation this year. The Ohio Department of Education is urging all school districts to utilize alternative…
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Ohio Nonprofit Develops Mobile Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients

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May 5, 2020 A Cincinnati-based nonprofit corporation, Venti-Now™, has received FDA temporary Emergency Use Authorization to create a portable ventilator to meet the ventilator shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Venti-Now™,…
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Walter | Haverfield Elects Four New Partners

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          May 1, 2020  Walter | Haverfield is pleased to announce four attorneys – Ben Chojnacki, James McWeeney, Jamie Price and Peter Zawadski – have been elected to the firm’s partnership…

Ohio Shifts Course On Masks

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April 29, 2020  Governor Mike DeWine has changed his stance on the mandatory mask requirement that was part of the original plan to restart the state’s economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The mandate of “No mask, no work,…

Moving Forward in May: Ohio Announces Its Plan for a Responsible Restart

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*On April 28, 2020 Governor DeWine changed his stance from mandating face coverings to recommending face coverings for employees, clients and customers. April 27, 2020   At a press conference on April 27, 2020, Ohio Governor Michael…

Five Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Recognized by Prominent Legal Ranking Service

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Chambers and Partners, a London-based independent research company that conducts rankings of law firms and attorneys, has selected Ralph E. Cascarilla, Charles Daroff, Ed Hurtuk, Irene M. MacDougall and Mark I. Wallach to be included in its…
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Ohio Extends and Revises Its “Shelter In Place”/ “Stay At Home” Order

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April 3, 2020 Twelve days after issuing an initial “Shelter In Place”/“Stay At Home” Order, Ohio Governor Michael DeWine and Ohio Director of Public Health Dr. Amy Acton announced during a news conference on April 2, 2020 the…

Updated Ohio Department of Education Guidance Regarding Students with Disabilities During the State’s School-Building Closure

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March 30, 2020  On March 27, 2020, the Ohio Department of Education issued updated guidance clarifying its previously issued guidance document of March 18, 2020 entitled “Considerations for Students with Disabilities during Ohio’s Ordered…

Department of Labor Issues Required Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster

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March 25, 2020  On March 25, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released its Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) notice.  The required notice can be located here (please see first link under “Posters” section).…
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Walter | Haverfield COVID-19 Legal Team

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At Walter | Haverfield, we understand the difficulties and uncertainties that you’re facing with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to assure you that we are here to help. Our team is committed to providing counsel and advice on a wide…
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Ohio Adopts “Shelter In Place”/ “Stay At Home” Order: What it Means for You

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*Read about Ohio's Amended Stay At Home Order here. March 23, 2020  During a press conference on Sunday, March 22, 2020, Ohio Governor Michael DeWine disclosed that Ohio would join California, Illinois, Connecticut, New York, and…
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COVID-19: Status of Court Operations

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Updated: May 27, 2020 Cuyahoga County: Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas The court will still not hold any jury trials until at least Aug. 1, and judges will not be able to call bench trials, where a judge instead of a jury renders…
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COVID-19 and ESEA School Assessment Obligations

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March 13, 2020 Ohio schools are actively instituting Governor Mike DeWine’s mandatory three-week closure of all elementary and secondary schools, including public, private, and charter schools, in an attempt to battle the spread of…
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A Message to our Clients, Friends and Partners Regarding COVID-19

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Updated: July 22, 2020 Dear Clients, Friends and Partners: At Walter | Haverfield, we take the health and safety of ourselves and those around us very seriously. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to reassure you that we are…
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Ed, Josh and Alex Hurtuk: Bringing the Family Back Together Again

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Admiration for their father and curiosity about his career fueled Josh and Alex Hurtuk’s interest in real estate law from a young age. “Alex would draw up contracts around the house and hide parts of it so I couldn’t tell what I…
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The Intersection of Blockchain and M&A: Smart Contracts in a Closing

M&A closings don’t always go as planned, and in some cases can be considered coordinated chaos. Parties often work around the clock in hopes of meeting the infamous wire deadline, typically resolving final issues on the day of closing. Once…
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Walter | Haverfield Docket Supervisor Marks Four Decades of Service

It was January 1980 when 22-year-old Gary Bloom walked into a 12-lawyer firm in downtown Cleveland for a job interview. “I was looking for a position out of school, but not necessarily at a law firm,” said Bloom of South Euclid. Bloom…
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Walter | Haverfield Attorney Becomes Mayor of Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Following a grassroots campaign in which he championed positive change for the city of Willoughby Hills, Walter | Haverfield senior counsel G. Andrew Gardner is the newest mayor of the quaint east side Cleveland suburb. Gardner, who was raised…

More Than 20 Percent of Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Recognized by Prominent Rating Service

Walter | Haverfield is pleased to announce that 12 of its attorneys have been selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers list. An additional eight attorneys have been selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list. The names of those honored are below. Furthermore, Walter…
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Walter | Haverfield Receives National Ranking from U.S. News & World Report

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has recognized Walter | Haverfield as a national “Best Law Firm” for its land use and zoning law practice. The firm also received 16 regional rankings ranging from real estate to litigation to education law. Land…

Walter | Haverfield Acquires Cleveland and Columbus Law Firms

Walter | Haverfield has acquired Hurtuk & Daroff Co., LLP, a Cleveland real estate and finance law firm. Separately, Walter | Haverfield has acquired Nardone Limited, a Columbus-based tax and business services law firm with a nationwide…
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The Music Settlement Honors Walter | Haverfield, Recognizes Real Estate Chair for Service

The Music Settlement, a 107-year-old Cleveland organization that offers early childhood education, music instruction and music therapy, awarded Walter | Haverfield its Corporation of the Year award at its 2019 annual meeting. The organization’s…

Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Recognized by Prominent Attorney Ranking Publication

We are honored that nearly 25% of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers based its 2020 listing on the results of an exhaustive peer review survey,…

Walter | Haverfield Expands Columbus Office, Grows its Education Team

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As one of the few full-service law firms in Ohio with a dedicated education law practice, Walter | Haverfield is proudly adding two new attorneys to its team in the firm’s Columbus office. Both attorneys will serve an increasing client…
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Walter | Haverfield Attorney Wins Public Records Request Case Against Cuyahoga Community College Foundation

After a nearly two-year legal battle, Walter | Haverfield partner, Darrell Clay won a lawsuit against the philanthropic arm of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) over a sought-after speaker’s contract. Clay represented Bill Sheil, an investigative…
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Remembering Art Steinmetz: Former Managing Partner of Walter | Haverfield

Arthur Steinmetz, who served as Walter | Haverfield’s managing partner from 1989-1991, died on June 23, 2019.  He was 93 years old. A recipient of a Purple Heart, Steinmetz survived sniper fire in Germany while serving in World War II. Germany…

Bryan Jeffries Joins Columbus Office

In an effort to serve our growing number of diverse business clients in Central Ohio, Walter | Haverfield is pleased to announce that Bryan Jeffries has joined the firm as a partner in its Columbus office. Jeffries focuses his practice on commercial…
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Join our Team in Columbus

Walter | Haverfield, a top ten Cleveland-based law firm, is expanding our existing office in Columbus and hiring attorneys in all practice areas. We are looking for experienced, hard-working, self-starter individuals who are eager to grow their…

Three Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Recognized by Prominent Legal Ranking Service

Chambers and Partners, a London-based independent research company that conducts rankings of law firms and attorneys, has selected Ralph E. Cascarilla, Irene M. MacDougall and Mark I. Wallach to be included in its 2019 USA guide. Cascarilla,…
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Walter | Haverfield's Partnership Grows

Josh Hurtuk, Rina Russo and Megan Zaidan are Walter | Haverfield’s three newest partners. The additions bring Walter | Haverfield’s partnership to 42 members. “Josh, Rina and Megan all demonstrate the talent and dedication needed to…
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Walter | Haverfield Attorney Named Workers’ Compensation Specialist

The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) has certified Walter | Haverfield attorney Margaret O’Bryon as a specialist in workers’ compensation law. O’Bryon is the only Ohio attorney to have received such certification in 2018. The OSBA…

More Than 20 Percent of Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Recognized by Prominent Rating Service

Walter | Haverfield is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys have been selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers list. An additional eight attorneys have been selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list. The names of those honored are below. Each…
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$60 Million Ohio City Development Deal Led by Walter | Haverfield Real Estate Team

Construction on a mixed-use Detroit Ave. project that includes apartments, retail and event space will soon begin, thanks to half a dozen real estate attorneys at Walter | Haverfield. The legal team represented Project 29 Partners, LLC, the…

Paul Walter: Founder, Counselor, Peacemaker

On August 13, 1932, Western Reserve School of Law graduate Paul W. Walter, the son of German immigrants, joined several hundred recently graduated attorneys in Cleveland’s Engineers Building where they were to be sworn into the Ohio Bar. It…
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Ohio Super Lawyers Honors Two Walter | Haverfield Attorneys

Walter | Haverfield attorneys Ralph E. Cascarilla and Irene M. MacDougall have received special recognition by Ohio Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a nationwide legal rating service with statewide divisions which evaluates attorneys based…
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Walter | Haverfield attorney in popular Serial podcast

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Sara Fagnilli, an attorney in the firm’s Public Law group, is in Serial, a podcast that shares stories from inside the Cuyahoga County courthouse during its third season. Fagnilli was the special prosecutor in the controversial case of Euclid…
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Walter | Haverfield Litigator Selected to Prominent Leadership Program

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Jamie Price, an attorney who focuses her practice on civil, commercial and probate litigation, recently joined the Cleveland Bridge Builders class of 2019. The Mobile, Alabama native applied for the competitive 10-month program, which teaches…
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An Introduction to Blockchain

Often confused as being synonymous with bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, blockchain is the underlying technology upon which the cryptocurrency concept was built. Blockchain first made its debut in 2008, and its relationship to bitcoin has…
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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…
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Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Recognized by Prominent Attorney Ranking Publication

We are pleased and honored that 15 of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers based its 2019 listing on the results of an exhaustive peer review…
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Walter| Haverfield Expands its Litigation and Real Estate Teams

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Committed to its mission of offering personalized service to our growing number of clients, Walter | Haverfield has hired Nicholas Buzzy to its Litigation team and Gail Bisesi to its Real Estate team. Buzzy is a dedicated, dynamic attorney…
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Another Walter | Haverfield attorney graduates from in-depth leadership program

  Ben Chojnacki, an attorney who focuses his practice on public law, sports law and litigation, is a 2018 graduate of the Cleveland Bridge Builders. Chojnacki is the third Walter | Haverfield attorney to complete the 10-month…