Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (“Calfee”) is proactive, strategic and comprehensive in counseling entrepreneurs and startups, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and municipalities, and individuals. The firm understands the industries in which its clients work, allowing it to provide innovative legal solutions that also make business sense.
The firm is one of the largest in Ohio and has offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. As a business law firm with nearly 200 professionals, Calfee’s legal services encompass the entire spectrum of general domestic and international business law and litigation. Practice areas of the firm include: antitrust; bankruptcy; commercial business and finance; employee benefits; energy; environmental; estate planning; government relations; health care and life sciences; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation in all courts; mergers and acquisitions; products liability; public finance and public law; public utilities; real estate; securities; taxation; and telecommunications.
Calfee has one of the largest and most sophisticated intellectual property groups in the Midwest with more than 30 professionals practicing in a full-service intellectual property department that includes administration, docket management, litigation, patent, and trademark and copyright prosecution. The firm’s sophisticated mergers and acquisitions, commercial business, securities and real estate practices involve it in some of the area’s most sizable and complex financings and transactions. Its extensive litigation practice enables Calfee’s litigators to handle all types of business litigation.
Lobbying and government relations services are provided by the firm’s experienced lawyers and lobbyists in its government relations practice. Members of Calfee’s comprehensive government team have held top positions in government and business. Their collective backgrounds enable them to help clients communicate and work effectively with all levels of government on both sides of the political aisle. Through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Calfee Strategic Solutions, non-attorney professionals provide guidance in strategic government relations and public affairs.
Calfee continually strives to be accessible and responsive; invest in obtaining exceptional knowledge of each client’s particular circumstances; and focus its talents and resources on results that work. Through this superior client service focus and affordable Midwestern rates, the firm is often engaged as U.S. or local counsel on major projects and works cooperatively with in-house counsel or the regular outside law firm on these matters.