Business Services


The business lawyers you can trust to manage all your corporate legal services.

Business start-ups, acquisitions and venture capital initiatives require experienced legal counsel. Walter | Haverfield business lawyers guides clients through a range of complex business processes from beginning to end, while ensuring our clients avoid unnecessary delays and costly missteps.

As a Cleveland business law firm specializing in business services, Walter |Haverfield is relied on by many business clients for all manner of corporate legal services. Often, long after their initial transactions are complete, we come to serve as their trusted in-house counsel on a variety of issues.

Walter | Haverfield is your business attorney partner every step of the way, helping you with:

  • Choice of entity counseling and formation—Limited Liability Company (LLC), S Corporation, Corporation, Partnership or other form of business
  • Corporate reorganizations—including business valuations, contracts, mergers and acquisitions and more
  • Day-to-day operations—including banking and finance, transactions, securities compliance, taxes, government regulations, commercial relationships and ongoing business management
  • Healthcare provider transactions
  • Intellectual property (IP) concerns
  • Private placement memoranda

We serve a broad client base representing multiple industries in Cleveland, Columbus, throughout Ohio and across the nation. Walter | Haverfield corporate attorneys partner with clients including hospitals and health systems, medical equipment and device companies, medical and dental practices, physician practice management companies, steelmakers, auto parts suppliers, biochemical product manufacturers, software companies, and wholesale distributors, among others.



Our team’s experience includes:

  • Regularly represents one of the largest shopping centers REITS in the United States in connection with portfolio shopping center divestitures, outlot sales, site assemblage and acquisition/development projects, ECRs, joint ventures and unwinds, and various financing transactions.
  • Counsel to a private developer in the acquisition, development, financing, and leasing of a residential, retail, entertainment and “lifestyle” center known as Pinecrest.
  • Representation of various joint ventures in the negotiation of joint venture and operating agreements.
  • Representation of NYSE-listed banks, leading global investment banks, asset management firms, and life insurance companies on commercial loans, including whole loans, mezzanine loans and bridge loans.
  • Representation of a regional port authority in connection with fixed rate financing, structured leasing and infrastructure financing.
  • Representation of a public company in acquisition of polymer manufacturing division.
  • Representation of sellers and purchasers in healthcare practice acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Representation of an aerospace parts manufacturer in asset sale to public company.
  • Guided the reorganization of a mid-sized manufacturing company through conversion from corporation to LLC and sale of minority interest to large international manufacturer.
  • Coordinated the acquisition, financing, leasing and environmental clearance of 750,000 square foot mixed-use manufacturing/office/warehouse facility.
  • Counsel to owner in development of 160,000 square foot building, including ground lease, construction financing, and negotiation of letters of intent and leases with the primary tenants.


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Our corporate attorneys in our Cleveland area and Columbus offices are consistently ranked some of the best business lawyers in the nation by Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and more. At Walter | Haverfield, we pride ourselves on becoming each client’s trusted corporate lawyer for all their business service needs.

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