Harold O. (“Hal”) Maxfield, Jr. is a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors.
Hal has 25 years of experience in all aspects of corporate and real estate business practices. Hal’s corporate experience includes contract negotiation and preparation, tax planning, mergers, acquisitions, and related transactions. He represents public and privately-held companies, individuals, and numerous non-profit organizations on a wide variety of legal issues, which include choice of entity, financing, venture capital equity investment, management buy-outs, executive compensation, and corporate succession planning.
Hal’s real estate experience includes purchases, sales, financing, zoning, construction, environmental, development, joint ventures, and like-kind exchanges. He also represents banks and borrowers in financing transactions, landlords and tenants in office, industrial, and retail transactions, and owners in all aspects of real estate law.
Hal is a former chairman of the Cleveland Bar’s Real Estate Section. He is an active member in the Ohio Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association the Ohio Land Title Association, the Cleveland Title Association, and 2004, 2005, and 2006, Harold was named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics
He is a highly sought after guest speaker for organizations such as the National Business Institute and The Cleveland Bar Association on topics ranging from “Negotiating a Business Acquisition” “Ohio Landlord Tenant Law” “Basic Corporate Law in Ohio” and “Dealing with Distressed Commercial Real Estate.” For more than a decade, He has been co-editor of the Ohio Transaction Guide, published by Matthew Bender & Co. and Rabkin & Johnson Current Legal Forms.
Hal joined Cavitch in 1986 after he attained his Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1986 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin-Wallace in 1983. While he was attending law school, Harold was a member of the Cleveland-Marshall College Law Review.