Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service, corporate law firm with attorneys located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New York and Washington, D.C. Calfee serves clients in the Midwest, nationally and globally in the areas of Business Restructuring and Insolvency, Corporate and Finance, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Energy and Utilities, Estate and Succession Planning and Administration, Government Relations and Legislation, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate Law. A founding member of Lex Mundi, Calfee offers international representation through the world's leading network of independent law firms with access to 22,000 attorneys located in more than 125 countries.

Since 1903, our mission has been to provide meaningful legal and business counsel in matters that are critical to the success of our clients. Our lawyers routinely represent a wide spectrum of private and public organizations – from emerging companies to Fortune 500 corporations – as well as government entities, nonprofit organizations, trade associations and individuals.

Calfee is consistently ranked one of the top law firms in Ohio and continues to receive recognition, both nationally and regionally, from a number of leading industry publications.

Calfee Core Values
For nearly 120 years, it’s been Calfee’s continuing commitment to be extremely accessible and responsive, to approach each situation with an entrepreneurial spirit, to invest time to understand each client’s particular circumstances, to provide creative solutions, to focus our talent and resources on results that make a difference for our clients – and to accomplish these goals efficiently, collaboratively and in a way that optimizes value for our clients. These principles are the benchmark for our attorneys and staff.

Management & Demographics
Management
Managing Partner
Firm Chairman
Firm Vice Chairman
Firm Vice Chairman; Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice
Firm Administrative Partner; Partner-in-Charge, Cleveland
Co-Chair, Litigation
Partner-in-Charge, Cincinnati
Partner-in-Charge, Columbus; Chair, Government Relations and Legislation
Partner; Director of International Business
Co-Chair, Corporate and Finance
Co-Chair, Corporate and Finance
Vice Chair, Litigation
Co-Chair, Corporate and Finance
Co-Chair, Energy and Utilities
Chair, Labor and Employment
Chair, Real Estate
Co-Chair, Business Restructuring and Insolvency
Co-Chair, Energy and Utilities
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property
Chair, Estate and Succession Planning and Administration
Chair, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Co-Chair, Litigation
Vice Chair, Labor and Employment
Vice Chair, Corporate and Finance
Vice Chair, Intellectual Property
Vice Chair, Real Estate
Vice Chair, Government Relations and Legislation
Co-Chair, Business Restructuring and Insolvency
Vice Chair, Estate and Succession Planning and Administration
Clients
Clients
  • Akron General Health System
  • American Greetings
  • Americhem, Inc.
  • Asymmetric Technologies LLC
  • CW Industrial Partners
  • Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH)
  • Chart Industries, Inc. (NYSE: GTLS)
  • Clark-Reliance Corporation
  • Clearstead Advisors, LLC
  • Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF)
  • Covia Holdings Corporation
  • Evolution Capital Partners, LLC
  • Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE)
  • Imagine Schools
  • Independence Excavating, Inc.
  • Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC)
  • Linsalata Capital Partners
  • Medkinect LLC
  • Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: PKOH)
  • Playhouse Square Foundation
  • RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM)
  • Tarkett Enterprises Inc.
  • The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM)
  • The Lincoln Electric Company (NASDAQ: LECO)
  • The MetroHealth System
  • Watervale Equity Partners
About Our Clients
78% of our top 50 clients have worked with Calfee for 15 years or longer, and we believe that's a reflection of our dedication to delivering value and investing in our client relationships.
Contacts
Contacts
Susan M. Kurz
Chief Marketing & Client Development Officer
216.622.8346

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  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Economic Development Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Food and Beverage Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Gaming Law
  • General Corporate
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mezzanine Finance
  • Municipal Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public and Private Partnerships
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Technology Transfers
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Utilities Law
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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