May 25, 2021

Chambers USA, an affiliate of Chambers and Partners, the world’s leading ranking service of top lawyers and law firms, has selected Walter | Haverfield’s Real Estate Team to be ranked in its 2021 USA guide for Ohio. Walter | Haverfield is one of 17 Ohio firms to be recognized by Chambers for its real estate group.

The positive client feedback that Chambers USA received about the Walter | Haverfield Real Estate team was the driving factor to achieving the ranking. Testimonials published by Chambers on its website state that “Walter | Haverfield is a quality firm that prides itself on its client service.”

Other considerations include the 2019 acquisition of the Cleveland-area real estate firm, Hurtuk & Daroff, as well as three Chambers-ranked Walter | Haverfield real estate lawyers: Charles Daroff, Ed Hurtuk and Irene MacDougall.

Additional client testimonials published on the Chambers’ website state that Charles Daroff is “an outstanding advocate and provides invaluable counsel, not only on legal matters, but on business issues as well.” Ed Hurtuk comes recommended for his broad capabilities in commercial real estate and finance work, where he is described as “smart, practical and deal-oriented.” Irene MacDougall is listed as a “proficient lawyer who is able to handle the most complicated financing closings.”

Charles Daroff, Ed Hurtuk and Irene MacDougall are among five Walter | Haverfield partners recognized by Chambers USA in its 2021 guide for Ohio. The other two are Ralph Cascarilla, managing partner of Walter | Haverfield, and Mark Wallach, a partner of the firm’s litigation group. Cascarilla is recognized for litigation: white-collar crime and government investigations. Wallach is recognized for litigation: general commercial.

Walter | Haverfield’s Real Estate team has played an integral role in transforming Northeast Ohio by supporting more than $2.5 billion worth of regional development since 2013. The group represents a wide range of clients from the nationally known Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio to Cleveland’s thriving theater and entertainment districts. It also represents leading retailers in leasing activities throughout North America as well as developers in the acquisition, redevelopment and financing of warehouses, offices and industrial buildings.

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 a top Ohio law firm. Today, our team of nearly 100 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 law.