Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP welcomes Malek A. Khawam to its Cleveland office as an associate in its Business Practice Area. Khawam will focus on corporate and business law, real estate and land use, and construction.
“We are thrilled to have Malek join our team,” remarked Business Practice Area Chair Rocco I. Debitetto. “He spent three years developing a unique hybrid practice of real estate, corporate transactions and civil litigation. His enthusiasm, determination and blend of skills is sure to bring immense value to our team and clients right away.”
Serving as an attorney in Cleveland since 2020, Khawam has represented and advised developers in eminent domain proceedings, land use and zoning hearings, property acquisitions and development, and real estate litigation. His experience includes working with municipalities, townships, and political subdivisions, along with utility partnerships for both residential and commercial transactions. Khawam has advised entrepreneurs, non-profits, and businesses of all sizes in their formation, governance, regulatory compliance, and franchising. His business litigation includes discovery, dispositive motions, trial and appellate briefs, jury instructions, settlement agreements, and mediation statements.
Khawam also served with the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio as a legal extern.
Khawam earned his J.D. from Cleveland State University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude, in 2020 and served as president of the Student Government Association. He received both a B.A. in urban studies and a Master of Public Administration from Cleveland State.
With strong roots in Cleveland, Khawam is committed to cultivating engagement and ensuring Arab American representation in Northeast Ohio’s civic and cultural institutions. He is a founding board member of the Arab American Bar Association of Ohio and serves on the advisory board for the Arab Americans of Cleveland Young Professionals Network. Khawam is also a board member for the Ohio Public Banking Coalition and is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan, Ohio State and Norman S. Minor Bar Associations.