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Background.   I am a client-oriented, results-driven, sophisticated, Ivy League attorney with over 25 years of experience at prominent Wall Street and Philadelphia law firms. Though I am licensed and in good standing in New York and Pennsylvania, I am currently limiting my practice to Pennsylvania law.  


Practice Areas


 -- Real Estate (commercial and residential)  -  representing owners, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, developers, lenders and borrowers in virtually every type of real estate proble -  including leases, purchase and sale agreements, easements, and title issues


 --  Contracts and Business  - business and finance transactions, forming Limited Liability Companies and Business Corporations, other business entity formations and dissolutions,  - and a broad type of contracts, such as employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, LLC operating agreements, shareholders agreements, franchise agreements, purchase and sale agreements of businesses and assets, software licenses, notes, mortgages, bills of sale, and equipment and real estate leases


Creativity and Clarity   I believe in clarity -  in the way I write, the way I design a transaction and the way I keep my client informed.  I draft the necessary documents, negotiate them on behalf of my client, and conclude the matter in a time-sensitive manner.


Clients are Paramount.  The needs of each client are paramount.  I listen to my clients.  I care about them and in achieving the results they want. For instance, when you call me, I will answer, not my assistant.  If I am not available at the moment you call, I will return your call within hours whenever possible, not days or weeks later.  You can always reach me by text message and email which I answer frequently during the day.   


Fees.  I am sensitive to the financial pressures we all seem to be under these days. Though I always require an up-front payment, I am flexible as to whether the fee will be a one-time flat fee, an hourly fee, or other arrangement suitable to the client.


Free Initial Consultation   I do not charge for an initial consultation, which may last up to 20 minutes or more, depending on the client’s needs.


Litigation  I do not practice in the area of litigation. 



Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
    32 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
    32 years
  3. Debt & Lending Agreements: 10%
    32 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    32 years
  5. Business: 10%
    32 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info


5326 Park Avenue, Unit A
Wilmington, NC, 28403


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198103/13/2015
NCSuspended- Administrative200507/05/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Dean's ListColumbia University1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerNellie T. Schulz, Esquire2009 - Present
MemberWard & Smith, PA2005 - 2008
Senior CounselGMAC Commercial Mortgage Company2002 - 2005
Senior AttorneyDrinker Biddle & Reath1999 - 2001
General CounselAffiliated Holdings, Inc.1990 - 1998
Associate AttorneyMorgan Lewis & Bockius1985 - 1990
Associate AttorneyThacher Proffitt & Wood Nyc1980 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Legal WritersMember2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMember1980 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Ladner's on ConveyancingLadner's on Conveyancing2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Columbia UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Banking ConferenceLegal Opinion Letters in Transactions1999
Bank ConferenceWork-out Agreements after Mortgage Default1990