Hewitt Shaw focuses his practice on the representation of privately owned and entrepreneurial businesses. With a deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies that arise out of such ownership, Hewitt advises clients on the unique issues and often complex familial and business relationships at play. Respected for his focus on his clients' companies, he often serves as a business advisor, sitting on a number of client boards to provide an additional level of operational input. When counseling clients on taxation and transactional matters, Hewitt combines his financial and accounting backgrounds to develop analytical and sophisticated tax structures that address the financial aspects of his clients’ business transactions and operations.
Hewitt is the Managing Partner of BakerHostetler's Cleveland office. He previously served as the firmwide Legal Services Partner and Chair of the Tax Group. Hewitt has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 1995 and was named a 2012 Cleveland "Lawyer of the Year" in Tax Law.