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Jake focuses his practice on representing public and private companies, entrepreneurs, private equity firms, financial and institutional clients in a broad range of corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity issuances, corporate restructurings, venture capital and angel investing, strategic alliances and corporate governance matters.  Jake counsels management, directors and shareholders in connection with entity formation, contract negotiation, operational and employment issues, commercial leasing, financing and exit strategies.  He has experience in transactions involving healthcare, manufacturing, technology, aerospace, real estate, and service sectors.




Practice areas


  1. M & A: 30%
    12 years
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Securities Offerings: 20%
  4. Venture Capital: 20%
  5. Banking: 10%

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Walter | Haverfield LLP

The Tower at Erieview
1301 East 9th Street, Suite 3500
Cleveland, OH, 44114


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWalter | Haverfield LLP2013 - Present
CounselFrantz Ward LLP2012 - 2013
Associate CounselDentalOne Partners, Inc.2009 - 2012
AssociateBenesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff2004 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownA Shift in Fiduciary Duties for Directors of Distressed CorporationsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
StartupUEarly Stage Business Structures, Compliance & Best Practices: Common Questions By Entrepreneurs2013
CLEBusiness Contracts A-Z: Reviews, Drafts & Negotiations2013
UnknownA Shift in Fiduciary Duties for Directors of Distressed CorporationsN/A