September 11, 2020

Cleveland Jewish News, a weekly online and print publication, has recognized Walter | Haverfield attorneys, Charles Daroff and Miriam Pearlmutter, in its 2020 class of Difference Makers. Difference Makers are characterized as those who are making an impact within Cleveland’s Jewish community and display “mensch-like” characteristics including honor and integrity. This year’s class, composed of 18 individuals, are leaders and volunteers in Northeast Ohio.

“We appreciate Charles and Miriam for their meaningful contributions to our community,” said Ralph Cascarilla, Walter | Haverfield Managing Partner. “Their dedication directly impacts local residents and in turn strengthens our region.”

Charles Daroff is a partner at Walter | Haverfield and a nationally recognized leader in the practice of real estate law. Charles has taken great pride in being an active member of his congregation, B’nai Jeshurun, by serving as a legal advisor, member of the Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees. He has also represented the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and some of its member agencies, in real estate transactions. Charles served on the Board of Trustees of the Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School, where he worked on several real estate projects on a pro bono basis. Lastly, Charles is an active member of the Ohio Chapter of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF).

Miriam Pearlmutter is an associate at Walter | Haverfield who focuses her practice on education law. Miriam finds meaning in working with foster children as well as non-native migrants to the U.S. She enjoys offering a welcoming home to those who may not have one themselves. Furthermore, Miriam appreciates her involvement with Milestones Autism Resources, as she worked with children with disabilities in her previous career as a school psychologist. In the next year, she plans to become even more involved with Jewish Family Services and Providence House, a crisis nursery committed to child abuse prevention and family preservation in the Cleveland area.

Since 1932, Walter | Haverfield attorneys have served as strategic counselors to private businesses, public organizations and high-net-worth individuals, providing creative and customized solutions that deliver outstanding results at an exceptional value. Today, our team of nearly 90 attorneys is focused primarily in the areas of business services, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax and wealth management, hospitality and liquor control, litigation, public law and education.