Irene MacDougall, a partner at Walter | Haverfield in the public and structured finance group, is one of 15 Northeast Ohio women to be recognized for her work in finance by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

MacDougall received the recognition on the basis of her extensive legal experience, her continued success in the field, her commitment to clients and her involvement in the Northeast Ohio community.

She is among an elite group that includes bankers, accountants, private equity principals, analysts, financial planners and other lawyers.

“It is an absolute honor to be acknowledged for the work I love to do,” said Irene MacDougall, who brings more than 30 years of legal experience to Walter | Haverfield. “I’m equally honored to be recognized alongside such impressive women.”

MacDougall manages complex, multi-party finance and development transactions in real estate, healthcare lending and public finance. Her many accomplishments include her work as developer’s counsel on the first phase of the Flats East Bank project. That phase, which totaled $275 million, consisted of 33 sources of funds, which MacDougall managed. Her success on the project earned her the Impact Award by the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network.

“No doubt, Irene is an influential woman in finance,” said Ralph Cascarilla, managing partner of Walter | Haverfield. “She is an extremely valuable leader at our firm and a highly skilled attorney whose abilities easily top those in her field.”