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Sachin V. Java



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As an associate with Walter Haverfield’s Business Services Group, Sachin focuses his practice in representing a diverse clientele comprising of public and private companies, entrepreneurs, private equity firms, and financial and institutional entities across a wide spectrum of corporate and securities transactions including mergers and acquisitions, banking and commercial finance, and general business counseling. Prior to embarking on his legal career, Sachin served in several clinical research and health care administration roles at the Cleveland Clinic and as an engineer for DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson Company.


  • American Bar Association Business Law Section Leadership Academy Member (2024-2026)
  • American Bar Association Business Law Fellow (2022-2024)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer” (2024)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star (2021-2024)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America | Mergers & Acquisitions (2023-2024)
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business “40 Under Forty” (2022)
  • Lawyers of Color’s Hot List (2022-2023)



Acquisition and Disposition Transactions

  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of multiple long term care facilities valuing $775 million dollars.
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition and transaction financing of a health care portfolio which included a pharmacy, psychiatric hospital and multiple long term care facilities valued at $85 million dollars.
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of multiple behavioral health facilities valuing $24 million dollars.
  • Represented Operator and Owner in a joint venture to acquire skilled nursing facility valued at $28 million.
  • Represented Seller in disposition of skilled nursing facility valued at $14 million.
  • Served as counsel to an American software business which had a subsidiary in the United Kingdom and was being acquired by an Australian entity.

Corporate Governance/ Corporate Structuring

  • Reorganized $12 million trucking enterprise to minimize risk of exposure.
  • Reorganized non-profit enterprise focused on aiding veterans and assisted in its acquisition and financing of residential properties in multiple states.
  • Structured and negotiated business relationship and associated agreements between a 650-acre medical city backed by an international private investment group, and client, a healthcare entity with a nationally recognized innovation executive from formation to dissolution.
  • Represented, and structured involvement of employee-owned entity in potential multimillion-dollar joint venture for the development of broadcast and communications infrastructure.

Commercial Finance and Banking

  • Represented healthcare portfolio in refinancing multiple loan transactions valuing $325 million.
  • Assisted Landlord in acquisition financing in a transaction valued at $295 million.

Commercial Contracts and General Corporate

  • Assisted food processing equipment manufacturer to enter into international distribution and sale agreements
  • Served in an embedded role within the legal department of a major outdoor power equipment manufacturer. Negotiated influencer contracts, distribution agreements, vendor agreements, developed standard operating procedures for various departments.
  • Represented and negotiated agreements on behalf of vendors to national football league franchise.




  • Board Member, Cleveland Animal Protective League
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section M&A committee
    • Legal Project Management Initiative, Chair, April 2023- Present
    • Diversity Equity & Inclusion Director, December 2023- Present
  • Contributing Editor, Business Law Today
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of Ohio
    • President, December 2022-present
    • Board of Directors, December 2021- Present
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
    • Affinity Bar Leaders Committee, January 2023-present
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Ethics and Professionalism Committee, August 2018-present
    • Council on Conscious Inclusion, August 2021-present
  • Member, South Asian Bar Association of Ohio
    • Treasurer, August 2020-Present
    • Board of Directors, August 2021- Present
  • Volunteer, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Former Board Member, United Way of Greater Cleveland, Young Leaders Cabinet


  • ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting – M&A Jurisprudence Subcommittee, April 2023
    M&A Case Summaries: Protégé Biomedical, LLC v. Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC; Jorgl v. AIM Immunotech
  • Cleveland State University College of Law, August 2022
    Client-Centered Lawyering: Values of the Profession, First-Year Orientation
  • Ohio Small Business Development Center, CSU Monte Ahuja College of Business, January 2021
    Navigating International Contracts


  • Business Law Today, Month-In-Brief: Mergers & Acquisitions, February 2023
    Selling Stockholder’s Non-Compete Invalidated by Delaware Chancery Court: Kodiak Building Partners, LLC v. Adams
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, March 2022
    Ethics Encore: The Mansfield Rule
  • American Bar Association Quarterly- Tortsource, Fall 2020
    TIPS for Law Firms of All Sizes to Increase Diversity
  • Law360, November 2018
    Ohio Incentivizes Companies to Focus on Cybersecurity