Unfortunately, in the construction industry there are more-than-your-average number of things that can go wrong, opening the door to litigation.

Walter | Haverfield understands the unique challenges and risks that characterize new construction and renovations. Our experienced real estate attorneys work diligently to help clients manage risk throughout the construction process. However, disputes still occur.

With our experience in the construction industry, our attorneys are well positioned to provide counsel designed to help resolve claims before, during and after construction. We represent developers and contractors, as well as lenders, on a wide array of issues, providing strategic counsel to help them navigate every step of the often complex litigation process—from pre-filing to discovery and through dispute resolution.

Sometimes litigation is the only answer. And when it is, you can count on Walter | Haverfield’s team of litigators to provide aggressive representation. But we are also realists. That means you can equally count on us to provide honest, straight-forward advice relative to alternatives, such as mediation, arbitration or early settlement.



Our team’s experience includes:

  • Litigates real estate, mechanics’ liens, title, zoning, and construction contract disputes relating to major office building projects, sewer construction, abandoned industrial facilities, and residential properties.
  •  Defended general contractor of high-rise residential building with respect to mold and water intrusion.
  • Defended fireproofing subcontractor in several major litigations on some of Cleveland’s most significant building projects in recent decades