About Us

Large-firm capabilities and a commitment to personalized service.

Mansour Gavin LPA is a business law firm based in Cleveland that provides a wide range of legal services to some of the most successful privately held and publicly traded corporations in the United States. While the firm routinely handles complex legal matters, Mansour Gavin focuses much of its attention on small and middle-market clients based in Northeast Ohio.

Striking a unique balance between large-firm capabilities and a commitment to personalized service makes Mansour Gavin an ideal choice for companies pursuing aggressive growth goals. Our attorneys work closely with clients to learn the complexities of their businesses while helping to uncover new strategies that often extend beyond legal work. Our firm is driven by our clients’ needs and focused on solving our clients’ challenges.

This personalized approach enables the firm to move quickly on emerging matters, utilize experienced attorneys more often, and focus on the long-term business goals of each client. It is a principle that has enabled Mansour Gavin to retain a diverse set of clients for decades, measuring our success based on the success of our clients.

The firm purposely maintains a wide range of industry-leading expertise in areas such as corporate services, litigation, labor and employment, real estate and land use, environmental, health and safety, estate and probate and intellectual property. When more specialized expertise is required, Mansour Gavin has relationships with outside resources and can manage the process.

60 years. 5 simple rules.

Since its inception more than 60 years ago, Mansour Gavin has been deeply committed to serving clients in Northeast Ohio, as well as the community at large. The law firm was created with just a few simple rules that still guide our work every day:

  1. Develop an intimate relationship with the client or potential client so that you can better serve their needs.

  2. Be creative in your solutions.

  3. Always look first at the business aspects of the issues and then the legal ramifications.

  4. Be honest and frank with the client and do not be afraid to give them bad news.

  5. Become friends.

The Mansour Gavin story: 1954 to today.

Formerly Merkel, Campbell, Dill and Zetzer, the firm began as the partnership of Reese Dill and Henry Zetzer in 1954. Ernest Mansour joined in 1955. In the late 1950s, the firm relocated from The Terminal Tower to 55 Public Square, in the heart of downtown Cleveland. In 1977, the firm restructured and became known as Mansour, Gavin, Gerlack & Manos Co., LPA. The firm continued its growth over the next 30 years, increasing to its current size of approximately 25 attorneys. In 2014, the firm simultaneously re-branded to become Mansour Gavin LPA and undertook its first office move in more than 50 years, relocating to North Point Tower at the corner of East 9th and Lakeside Avenue.

Regardless of size, name, or location, one thing has remained the same: Mansour Gavin is passionate about the success of its clients and the prosperity of Cleveland. Our attorneys believe in their responsibility to serve the community, and not only are engaged on numerous charitable boards, but also volunteer their time. It is a work ethic that continues to foster a uniquely collaborative culture with Mansour Gavin’s clients and offers innumerable results.


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