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Louis P. Alexander, Jr.

Senior Counsel


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Lou brings two decades of real estate, business and legal experience to Walter Haverfield’s Cleveland, Ohio-based Real Estate Group. Lou’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions and corporate law. He frequently handles closings of purchase and sale transactions and leases of properties of all types (office, industrial, and retail). Lou is also proficient in drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases, non-disclosure agreements, LLC operating agreements and stockholder buy-sell agreements. Plus, he successfully advises businesses on general corporate matters.


  • CALI Award for Scholarly Writing in Local Government — Spring 2003
  • American Bar Association Award for Scholarly Writing in Local Government Law — Spring 2003



  • Represented large medical practice in acquisition of medical office facility
  • Represented property developers in acquisition of industrial property and in preparation of new template office lease for multi-tenant office property
  • Represented tenant science technology company in lease of industrial office space in multi-tenant unit
  • Represented client landlord in sale of retail space
  • Represented client restaurant business in lease of retail space
  • Represented client developer in acquisition of vacant land, development agreement, and lease of retail property
  • Represented client in sale of assets including one business location with seller financing
  • Represented developer with respect to LLC operating agreement governing ownership and development of apartment complex
  • Represented landlord / developer in acquisition of multiple multi-tenant residential apartment buildings
  • Represented architecture practice with respect to professional office lease
  • Represented developer with respect to annexation of 50 acres of land from township into city
  • Represented owner of Pennsylvania racetrack complex with respect to track rental agreement
  • Represented major national tenant / Fortune 100 Company in successfully obtaining zoning approval to develop 121 acres of land as 1.2MM square foot distribution center with regional offices
  • Represented owner of car dealership in successfully obtaining zoning approval to construct new dealership property
  • Drafted and negotiated letters of intent, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, purchase and sale agreements, leases, deeds, easements, closing deliveries, financing documents, certificates of estoppel, non-disturbance and attornment agreements
  • Reviewed title and due diligence materials, handled closings of purchase and sale transactions
  • Handled land use matters, annexations, zoning permit applications, zone changes, variances and zoning appeals
  • Litigated quiet title actions, declaratory judgment actions, easement rights, mandamus actions, and eminent domain / appropriation cases for landowners and public agencies
  • Managed tax disputes before the Board of Revision
  • Handled stock purchase and redemption transactions
  • Prepared corporate formation and organizational documents


  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Mahoning County Bar Association
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Former Advisory Board Member, The Paula and Anthony Rich Center for Autism
  • Former Advisory Team Member, The Downtown Youngstown Partnership