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MATTHEW P. YOURKVITCH
mpy@goydlaw.com

P A R T N E R

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

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NATHALIE A. DIBO
ndibo@goydlaw.com

P A R T N E R

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, and a recent graduate of the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Diversity Initiative.

Nathalie is a Magistrate with the Garfield Heights Municipal Court.

 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

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SCOTT H. SCHOOLER
sschooler@goydlaw.com

 S E N I O R  A S S O C I A T E

Scott H. Schooler is a Senior Associate at Yourkvitch & Dibo LLC.  He focuses his practice on real estate and business (both profit and nonprofit) transactions and litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he was the chief litigation attorney, at a Cleveland law firm, handling all aspects of litigation for over ten (10) years.

 

Scott’s litigation experience includes general real estate, zoning, eminent domain, contractual issues, civil rights, and employment discrimination claims, representing the interests of both employers and employees, and the legal rights of both plaintiffs and defendants. Scott has extensive experience practicing in the Cleveland Municipal Court, Greater Cleveland area suburban courts, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, the Eighth District Court of Appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court, the United States District for the Northern District of Ohio and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

Scott is a lifelong Clevelander and avid sports fan of all the Cleveland teams, especially the Cleveland Guardians. He is also an enthusiastic dog owner, who enjoys walking his dog throughout various Cleveland Metroparks.

 E D U C A T I O N 

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 

Juris Doctor

 

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

Master of  Science in Urban Studies 

 

New York University

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Urban Design

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JOHN M. SAYERS
j
sayers@goydlaw.com

A S S O C I A T E

.John joined the firm as an associate in June of 2021. He focuses his practice on real estate, business litigation, and probate. John received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. John received his Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

John moved to Cleveland for law school and after getting to know the city, has decided to make Cleveland his home. When not at work, John enjoys hiking, birding, and camping in the many great parks Ohio and surrounding states have to offer.

 E D U C A T I O N 

Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio

Juris Doctor, 2017

 

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 2014, cum laude

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing,  2014, cum laude

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TYLER M. BERRY
tberry
@goydlaw.com

A S S O C I A T E

Tyler M. Berry started at Yourkvitch & Dibo in January of 2021 as a Law Clerk, and after graduation and passing the Ohio Bar Exam, has transitioned his role to Associate. His practice is focused in the areas of real estate law as well as business transaction and litigation, including general commercial litigation. Tyler is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.

 

Tyler received his Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and his Master of Urban Planning and Design simultaneously after finishing his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sustainability at Miami University.

 

Tyler is passionate about the Greater Cleveland area and can often be found frequenting a locally owned restaurant or enjoying the waters of Lake Erie.

 E D U C A T I O N 

Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio

Juris Doctor, 2021

 

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

Master of Urban Planning and Design, 2021

 

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Bachelor of Political Science and Sustainability

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ELKE M. QUADE
equade@goydlaw.com

O F F I C E  M A N A G E R

Elke joined the firm in 2017 and brings more than 20 years of administrative and real estate experience to her role as Office Manager. With a track record of exceptional performance in high-pressure, fast-paced environments, Elke ensures that the firm’s day-to-day operations run smoothly. She provides the firm’s employees with the tools and resources they need to excel in their positions and enjoys being part of a team that helps clients resolve legal issues. Elke is responsible for support staff training, payroll management, accounts payable and receivable, firm budgeting, calendaring, document management, and handling contacts with vendors and clients.

Elke launched her career in a position of significant responsibility. She managed twelve Section 8  apartment complexes for a property management company in Cleveland. After moving to Chicago, the native Clevelander worked for many years as an Office Manager at a full-service commercial real estate company. Prior to joining Yourkvitch & Dibo, Elke served as an Executive Assistant at a national executive search firm.

In her spare time, Elke channels her boundless energy into diverse projects. She serves on the board of two local nonprofit housing entities. A jewelry maker and creative entrepreneur, Elke sells earrings, necklaces, and Cleveland Browns pins.  She is an inventor with a pending U.S. patent for a bakeware product called “muffinmeal” that puts fillable holes in cupcakes and savory breads.  Elke also looks forward to daily workouts that include strength training, aerobics, and yoga.

 E D U C A T I O N 

Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Ohio

Business Administration