May 29, 2020

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 2020 USA guide for Ohio. This is the first time the group has been recognized by Chambers, and Walter | Haverfield is one of 19 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 the team is “a good group of lawyers,” who “really know what they are doing.”

Other factors that helped earn the team the ranking include the 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 well-reputed for his strong capabilities in various elements of real estate transactional work. Ed Hurtuk comes recommended for his broad capabilities in commercial real estate and finance work, where he is described as “skilled and very strong.” Irene MacDougall is a “very good, technical practitioner” who has “incredible knowledge” in all aspects of real estate financing and development transactions.

Charles Daroff, Ed Hurtuk and Irene MacDougall are among five Walter | Haverfield attorneys recognized by Chambers USA in its 2020 guide for Ohio. The other two are Ralph Cascarilla, managing partner of Walter | Haverfield, and Mark Wallach, a partner at the firm. 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 $1.5 billion worth of regional development since 2013. The group represents a wide range of clients from Cleveland’s thriving theater and entertainment districts to the region’s industrial and distribution companies. 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 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.