Dubbed zealous and creative by opposing counsel, Aaron S. Evenchik specializes in construction and real estate law, where he represents clients in both transactional and litigation matters. Serving as chair of the firm’s real estate practice group, his cross-practice technique allows him to help resolve disputes innovatively and effectively.
Aaron’s experience with transactions and handling multiple first chair litigation/arbitration matters enables him to better understand the goal of the deal and draft transactional documents to avoid problems and disputes. He advocates for and assists clients of all sizes to explore and close on properties, obtain zoning and to grow their businesses and meet their objectives.
He has first chair experience in construction, real estate, zoning, and contract disputes as well as in asserting lien and bond claims, defending and prosecuting claims for and against owners, contractors and subcontractors, as well as significant zoning litigation experience. Aaron’s degree in Civil Engineering and his experience working as in-house with a construction company allow him to understand construction and real estate clients’ business needs, operations and objectives.
Aaron represents general contractors, design/builders, subcontractors, developers, owners, specialty trades, suppliers and manufacturers in all aspects of construction and real estate law.
Outside of his practice, Aaron publishes articles and presents at seminars on construction, new subcontract terms & conditions and other construction contract and legal topics in Ohio.
Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, Board Member, 2017-present
Cleveland Leadership Center, Civic Leadership Institute, Class of 2015
Cleveland Hillel Foundation, Executive Committee; Board of Directors; Member
City of University Heights, Financial Advisory Committee, prior member
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Community Planning Committee, prior member
Council Gardens, Board and Executive Committee
Cleveland Jewish News Foundation, Board Member
ChambersUSA, Construction Law, 2022-23
The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2020-24, Construction Law, 2024, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2024, Litigation – Construction, 2024, Litigation – Real Estate, 2024, Real Estate Law, 2024
Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2013-2016
2022 Class of Difference Makers, Cleveland Jewish News
Honorable Mention Award – Hero Behind the Scenes, Project Love, 2015
Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland Developers Council Chair recognition
State of Ohio
U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, District of Colorado
ACE Mentor Program Cleveland, Board of Directors, Member; Governance and Nominating Committee, Vice Chair, Member
Home Builder Association of Greater Cleveland, Developers Council, Chairman
Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member