Matthew P. Yourkvitch focuses his practice on real estate, small business and non-profit law. He received his B.A. degree from Bowling Green State University and his J.D. degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. 


Matthew previously served as a research and litigation assistant to Clinical Professor Kermit J. Lind and was awarded an Urban Development Law Clinic Fellowship to work with the Cleveland Municipal Housing Court. He continues to work extensively with various Cleveland-area nonprofit Community Development Corporations on the issues of strategic acquisition, nuisance abatement, commercial and residential property re-development. 


Matthew is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, where he teaches in the Transactional Law Clinic, successor to the University’s Urban Development Law Clinic. 


Matthew is a member of the Cleveland-Metropolitan Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker on Nuisance Abatement and Receivership Actions under Section 3767.41 of the Ohio Revised Code

E D U C A T I O N 

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio 

Juris Doctor 


Bowling Green State University 

Bachelor of Arts



Nathalie focuses her practice on real estate and business litigation. She also represents for profit and non-profit businesses in a litany of real estate transactions, corporate governance transactions and employment related transactions. 


Nathalie’s experience includes litigation of disputes that arise in the business setting, general commercial litigation and enforcing restrictive covenants and trade secret law. She also has experience in employment counseling and litigation. She regularly advised clients on a variety of day-to-day employee relations matters, including covenants-not-to-compete, employment contracts and severance agreements. She has also managed high volume document review projects to assist in house and outside counsel in objective and subjective review and analysis of case information. 


She is on the Board of the newly formed Arab American Bar Association of Ohio She is also a native Arabic speaker.

 E D U C A T I O N 

Cleveland-Marshall college of Law, Cleveland, Ohio 

Juris Doctor, 2008 


John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio 

Bachelor of Arts, 2004



Catherine R. Donnelly focuses her practice on Community and Economic Development Law and Estates & Trusts, from small business transactions to public-financed housing and commercial development projects. She also practices in probate and bankruptcy courts in furtherance of community development needs. In addition, Catherine spearheads the firm’s pro bono activities. 


Her projects with the firm have included: $4.2 million Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit project bringing retail and event space and affordable housing units to the Collinwood neighborhood; NMTC and LIHTC compliance, and affordable housing and loan programs bringing new residents to the City of Cleveland and keeping residents in inner-ring suburbs. 


Her legal practice has included nonprofit formation and governance (including grant-making) and finance, construction, tax and election law work for nonprofits ranging from small neighborhood groups to international labor unions. Catherine began her legal career in public finance and economic development at Squire Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs), where she represented municipalities as bond counsel in the issuance of bonds, notes and other financing, including a $3.7 million county housing revenue bond for development of senior housing. She brings a diverse background to the firm, with more than twenty years’ experience working in and for nonprofits, as a staff member, board member and attorney. 


A former community organizer, she holds certificates in organizing and leadership from National Training & Information Center, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland. 

She is a Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation Fellow, sits on the boards of Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland and The Meeting Place Learning Center and is active in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Women In Law Section and Justice For All Committee. She volunteers with the Women’s Business Center of Cleveland Professional Advisory Network and was named their 2019 Volunteer of the Year. She is also active with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and the Immigration Justice Campaign. Catherine is also a poet, with work published in local and national literary journals.

E D U C A T I O N 

Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio 

Juris Doctor, 2008, summa cum laude 


Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 

Bachelor of Arts, 1995, with honors


Proyecto Linguistico Quetzalteco, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, Spanish for Lawyers, 2015-present



Claire joined the firm as an associate in May of 2018 after simultaneously earning her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Master of Public Administration degree from Cleveland State University. She focuses her practice on real estate and primarily concentrates on commercial leasing, business asset acquisition, nuisance abatement, and commercial and residential redevelopment projects. Her commercial leasing practice ranges from small and local businesses to those with an expansive book of retail stores throughout several states. Her retail and commercial redevelopment experience recently includes the development agreement for a 62-unit scattered site in-fill housing project that will bring affordable homes and mixed-use development to a Cleveland neighborhood. 

Claire is a member of the Women in Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

 E D U C A T I O N 

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 

Juris Doctor, summa cum laude 


Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 

Master of Public Administration, summa cum laude 


Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Work, magna cum laude



William C. Ferry focuses his practice on Entrepreneurial Small Business Law and Estate Planning and Probate Law.  Bill draws on his experience in banking, urban economics, economic development and his own entrepreneurial activities when counseling business clients on a variety of matters, from business formation and strategy to contract drafting and review to premises and general liability issues.


Bill has also been a passionate advocate for Estate Planning for individuals and families.  Helping people discover and achieve their goals for their property, health care, and for aging has been as much a mission as a practice for Bill.  One particularly satisfying area is coordinating clients’ business strategies with their estate planning—aligning the business of the workplace with the business of the home.


Bill has represented residential and commercial property owners in a variety of legal matters, including landlord-tenant, eviction, conveyance, and property valuation complaints.


He is a member of the Lorain County Bar Association, where he participates in the Probate Law, Public Law, Real Estate Law, and Business Law Sections.


When not at work, Bill may be found hiking the trails of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park or piloting his boat on Lake Erie.

 E D U C A T I O N 

Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland Ohio

Juris Doctor, 2008


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Bachelor of Arts, 1997, magna cum laude

with Departmental Honors in Economics and in Political Science



Lauren A. Holler joined the firm as an Associate in May 2020 after earning her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She also earned her Master of Public Administration at Cleveland State University as part of the dual-degree program, concentrating in nonprofit management and law. While in law school, Lauren served as Student Bar Association President. She was also a Moot Court Team member and Law Review editor. Currently, she focuses her practice on civil business litigation and employment law matters, including Fair Labor Standards Act and Employment Discrimination defense. Lauren is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

 E D U C A T I O N 

Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland Ohio

Juris Doctor, 2019, Magna Cum Laude


Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs,

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Master of Public Administration, Nonprofit Management concentration, 2020, Summa Cum Laude

Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

Bachelor of Arts, Dance Theatre and Politics & Government, 2015, Summa Cum Laude

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