Walter | Haverfield has acquired Hurtuk & Daroff Co., LLP, a Cleveland real estate and finance law firm. Separately, Walter | Haverfield has acquired Nardone Limited, a Columbus-based tax and business services law firm with a nationwide specialty in buying and selling dental practices. Both firms have wide-ranging practices and clients nationwide.
The acquisitions are part of a strategic initiative the firm has underway to expand its presence in Ohio and deepen the firm’s expertise in key practice areas.
Hurtuk & Daroff, a leader in real estate law and finance, provides counsel to developers, real estate investors, retailers, financial institutions, contractors and other participants in real estate transactions and finance. The firm has developed a substantial presence in Cleveland real estate law – a distinction shared by Walter | Haverfield, whose developed real estate law practice is also ranked among the top in Ohio. This combination of practices elevates Walter | Haverfield’s real estate and real estate finance practice to one of the largest in the state. The firm will keep Hurtuk & Daroff’s office space in Mayfield Heights, and the team will continue to operate from that location.
Nardone Limited, founded and led by Vince Nardone, represents clients throughout Ohio and surrounding states in matters related to tax and succession planning, employment issues and professional practice transitions. The firm’s expertise allows Walter | Haverfield to continue to build its Columbus office and serve a wide spectrum of clients in Central Ohio. Members of the Nardone Limited team will operate out of Walter | Haverfield’s existing Columbus office.
Walter | Haverfield has experienced significant growth over the past several years. Since 2017, the firm has increased its number of attorneys by 30 percent and gained more than 1,300 new clients. The acquisition of Hurtuk & Daroff and Nardone Limited brings the total number of attorneys at the firm to nearly 90, allowing Walter | Haverfield to better serve the needs of both the Columbus and Cleveland markets.