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Walter | Haverfield’s Partnership Grows

February 22, 2019

Josh HurtukRina Russo

Josh Hurtuk, Rina Russo and Megan Zaidan are Walter Haverfield’s three newest partners. The additions bring Walter Haverfield’s partnership to 42 members.

“Josh, Rina and Megan all demonstrate the talent and dedication needed to take their practice to the next level,” said Ralph Cascarilla, Walter Haverfield’s managing partner. “I am very proud of their efforts and applaud this important milestone in their careers.”

Hurtuk and Zaidan are integral members of Walter Haverfield’s Real Estate and Business Services teams. Specifically, they represent developers, lenders, sellers and buyers in complex transactions with regards to the acquisition, disposition, development and redevelopment of commercial properties. They also focus much of their practice on the leasing of retail, office, warehouse and industrial space as well as the formation and structuring of business entities.

Russo represents private and public sector employers in a wide range of labor and employment issues. That includes allegations of discrimination and harassment, matters involving failure to accommodate and wage/hour violations. She also has significant experience representing employers in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and counseling them in all aspects of the employment relationship.

All three attorneys have been selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in their respective practice areas for the past three years. They are also members of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Both Hurtuk and Zaidan are members of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP) as well as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Russo is on the board of the Hitchcock Center for Women, a Cleveland-area non-profit that helps women recover from addiction. Zaidan is an associate board member for the Centers for Families and Children, which supports needy families and at-risk children in Cuyahoga County.

“The growth of our partnership demonstrates the strength of our firm, and I look forward to building upon our success with the partner participation from Josh, Rina and Megan,” added Cascarilla.

Since 1932, Walter Haverfield attorneys have served as strategic counselors to private businesses, public entities and high-net-worth individuals, providing creative and customized solutions that deliver outstanding results at an exceptional value. Our track record has allowed us to sustain year-after-year growth. Walter Haverfield has doubled its size in the past decade to become one of the top ten Cleveland-based law firms. Today, our team of nearly 80 attorneys is focused primarily in the areas of business services, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, education, tax and wealth management, hospitality and liquor control, litigation and public entities.