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Harold Maxfield

  • Attorney & Managing Partner
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Harold O. (“Hal”) Maxfield, Jr. is a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors.

Hal has 35 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.

He is an active member in the Ohio Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics. He is also included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. For over twenty-five years, Hal has been co-editor of the Ohio Transaction Guide, published by Mathew Bender & Co. and Rabkin and 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 with a concentration in accounting. While he was attending law school, Hal was a member of the Cleveland-Marshall College Law Review.

Practice Areas


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor – 1986
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Baldwin-Wallace College
    • Bachelor of Arts degree – 1983
    • Major:

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1986

Professional Associations

  • Association for Corporate Growth in Cleveland
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association

Published Works

  • Co-Editor, Ohio Transaction Guide, Mathew Bender & Co. and Rabkin and Johnson Current Legal Forms

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Exit Planning Institute of NE Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics
  • 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America