McGlinchey News Release
Michael Blumenthal and David Waxman Join McGlinchey Stafford’s Cleveland Office
McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that David Waxman and Michael Blumenthal have joined the firm’s Cleveland, Ohio office as Of Counsel. Blumenthal joins the firm’s Commercial Litigation group, where he will focus on environmental compliance, permitting, and litigation. Waxman joins the firm’s Real Estate practice, focusing on real estate transactions.
Blumenthal has more than 25 years of experience in environmental law, including in the acquisition and redevelopment of environmentally impaired Brownfield sites and remediation of hazardous substance and hazardous waste properties. A former Ohio Assistant Attorney General in its Environmental Enforcement Section, he has prosecuted and defended claims under local, state, and federal environmental regulations and advises on a range of compliance and permitting issues.
“McGlinchey Stafford has a well-regarded and growing commercial litigation practice, and I am looking forward to expanding those services by addressing client needs on environmental issues,” said Blumenthal. He received his B.S. from Ohio State University and his J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.
Waxman’s practice focuses on advising individuals, closely-held businesses, educational and public institutions, and Fortune 100 companies on matters pertaining to real estate acquisition, development, financing and leasing, environmental compliance and insurance, and construction.
“I’m honored to join this outstanding team of attorneys in offering comprehensive real estate and environmental counsel to local individuals and organizations in Cleveland as well as companies across the country,” said Waxman. He is frequently invited to speak on real estate and environmental issues and participates in several professional organizations, including as past Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Real Estate Law Section. Waxman received his B.A. from Ohio State University and his J.D. from University of Toledo College of Law.
Waxman and Blumenthal previously served as co-founders of Waxman Blumenthal, a boutique real estate and environmental practice in Cleveland.
“As the firm continues to develop its environmental and real estate work, the Cleveland office will benefit from the diverse backgrounds and established careers of David and Michael,” said David Thompson, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford’s Cleveland office. “Their experience in environmental and real estate matters will help our firm better understand all aspects of our clients’ industries and serve their business objectives.”
McGlinchey Stafford’s Cleveland office represents clients in consumer financial services, commercial litigation, and transactional matters. Attorneys provide national representation to financial institutions and corporations, and serve as special and local counsel to clients in Ohio’s highly regulated business climate.