The Best Lawyers in America announced that Steven S. Kaufman was honored as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year for Cleveland, Ohio in real estate litigation. The Lawyer of the Year is awarded to the attorney with the highest overall peer-review feedback in this practice area and geographic region.
Managing Member Steven S. Kaufman was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. This is Kaufman’s 14th consecutive year being ranked for his work in commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation.
In his real estate litigation practice, Kaufman’s notable successes include having served as lead trial counsel in the City of Cleveland’s trial victory over the City of Brook Park in the Cleveland airport expansion litigation; lead trial counsel for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority in the eminent domain litigation which resulted in the land ownership needed to develop the $330 million Flats East Bank project; lead trial counsel for the Flats East Bank Development, LLC in obtaining the injunctions that allowed the project financing to close and the Flats project to proceed and lead trial counsel for the Pinecrest Group developer in a successful injunction proceeding allowing the project to proceed by eliminating oil and gas well developer opposition. Kaufman and his firm, Kaufman & Company LLC, regularly represent owners, developers and government agencies in connection with complex real estate litigation and eminent domain matters.
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