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Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

15 National Rankings & 46 Metro Rankings  |  Client Confirmed



Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is nationally ranked in 15 practice areas and regionally ranked in 46 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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  • 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

Highlighted Client Comments

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Government Relations Practice

Top notch! The level of service I receive on my issues is excellent. I always feel like Calfee, Halter & Griswold understands my issue, and they are watching out for any new issues to pop up.

Commercial Litigation

The attorney at Calfee, Halter & Griswold we retained was professional, knowledgeable, and effective. We would not hesitate to use the team again and recommend them.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Calfee, Halter & Griswold has deep expertise and incredibly strong client relations which provides invaluable resource to our firm in the design, administration, and compliance of our complex set of employee benefit plans.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Very responsive and knowledgeable firm. They have the perfect touch when it comes to sensitive M&A negotiation issues.

Corporate Law

Over multiple years, Calfee, Halter & Griswold has provided pragmatic and sound legal counsel on a myriad of legal matters. Throughout the pandemic, the Calfee, Halter & Griswold team was exceptionally responsive throughout a stressful and uncertain time. Their legal team maintains the highest professional integrity and has built a significant amount of trust with our business and functional leaders. I consider Calfee, Halter & Griswold a true business partner in accelerating our growth.

Real Estate Law

I use several real estate law firms across the country. Calfee, Halter & Griswold is the best. Karla Rogers is a trusted advisor.

Energy Law

James Holsclaw is an experienced energy attorney with practical reliability, organization insight, and counsel. The team at Calfee, Halter & Griswold has the depth to support various engagements and understands the complex regulatory and compliance environment in the energy field.

Government Relations Practice

I have been working with Calfee, Halter & Griswold for over 10 years. They continue to exceed my expectations when faced with a difficult project. Josh Sanders is my primary point of contact. He is responsive, knowledgeable on my issues, and well-respected by our legislative stakeholders. He is a true professional.

Labor Law - Management

We have used Calfee, Halter & Griswold for many decades, and they have done a wonderful job advising us on all labor related matters, including assistance with our relationships with unions we have in several facilities.

Insurance Law

I have worked with Calfee, Halter & Griswold attorneys K. James Sullivan and Alexander Reich on pandemic-related insurance matters and have found them to be both knowledgeable and responsive in a novel, very complicated area of the law. They have kept me abreast of new coverage decisions impacting our areas of concern and have been thorough in providing optional strategies to address our concerns.

Public Finance Law

Calfee, Halter & Griswold is a great firm to work with.

Government Relations Practice

We have been extremely pleased by the responsiveness and initiative of Josh Sanders, who leads the Calfee Government Relations practice. The past few months of COVID-19 activity, particularly in Ohio, have necessitated diligent efforts to track what is happening, analyze and strategize next steps. Josh is very plugged in, resourceful and a strong partner.

Government Relations Practice

Calfee's Columbus office attorneys have been one of the most responsive, proactive and cost-effective relationships I have had with any office of any firm in my 27 years of in-house experience.

Corporate Law

Calfee is outstanding, providing a total business perspective and understanding.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Calfee, Halter & Griswold has handled our company's M&A work for years. They are efficient, knowledgeable and highly responsive.

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Calfee, Halter & Griswold has a strong Capital Markets group. They've done a great job in serving as our counsel in any number of financing transactions, including public offerings, private placements, bank credit facilities, and convertible and high yield notes. What sets Calfee apart is that they stay close to the client even after the closing to guide our ongoing monitoring and compliance and proactively advise on pending notification obligations. They are an invaluable adviser to us.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Calfee, Halter & Griswold has an experienced team of IP Litigation professionals who have delivered excellent results.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Calfee, Halter & Griswold's Employee Benefits team is excellent. They have assisted me in providing advice to our various lines of business, which are affected by ERISA and other employee benefits laws. They are prompt with and practical in their advice.

Commercial Litigation

Calfee, Halter & Griswold attorneys are extremely client focused. They are patient and engaged to make sure clients are fully heard, understand their options and are part of the strategy.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Calfee, Halter & Griswold makes IP and patent work easy. They have become an essential part of our IP team.

Employment Law - Management

Calfee, Halter & Griswold is an exceptional firm that provides excellent legal advice that is practical and reasonable. They deliver that advice in a way that is professional yet understandable to lay people who must make decisions and implement business activities reflective of that advice. Calfee's Labor and Employment team is very responsive to our needs. They have taken the time to understand our business and our decision makers at the executive level, in HR and in our legal department.

Labor Law - Management

I have had nothing but positive experiences with the team at Calfee, Halter & Griswold. They routinely provide advice and support for arbitration cases, and I am always pleased with their professionalism and their results.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

I have used Calfee, Halter & Griswold on over 75 transactions. They have consistently provided excellent counsel – a sound balance of legal interpretation with commercial practicality. Tom Welsh has been the lead on almost of all of these transactions, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services in particular, and the firm in general.

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