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I started my legal career in New York City and New Jersey as a tough commercial litigator in a very large firm. Now, some 20+ years and 500 miles later, I am a general business lawyer and partner in a small law firm near Cleveland, Ohio. My many years of fighting over business and contract issues have given me keen insights into what parties argue about, and I use that knowledge base to craft strong, detailed contracts for all types of business matters.


I am also very experienced in the areas of business start-ups, sales, purchases, liquidations/successions and secured and unsecured financing issues. My knowledge base includes commercial bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law. 


My practice also emphasizes the representation of restaurants, chefs, vendors, and other parties involved in food-related and restaurant businesses. This area includes drafting and negotiating commercial leases, secured financing, Liquor Permit matters, purchase and sale of businesses and start up-initial structuring of food-related businesses.


Petronzio Schneier offers a range of legal expertises and services that compliment my own. Our team will ensure the best representation possible for the business client at a reasonable cost.


I am Nancy Heller of Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA - for business law, contracts, restaurant counseling and more  . . .  because crossing your fingers doesn't work.


Practice areas


  1. Contracts & Agreements: 40%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
  4. Debt & Lending Agreements: 10%
  5. Bankruptcy & Debt: 5%



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  • Philip D Stern

    Nancy and I worked together when she practiced in New Jersey. I had the chance to see her work first hand. She is diligent and thorough, conscientious and loyal to her client's interests. If I need a lawyer in the Cleveland area for myself or as a referral, my first call would be to her.


    Philip Stern Debt Collection Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

5001 Mayfield Rd
The Jefferson Ctr.-Suite #201
Cleveland, OH, 44124


NYCurrently registered 198903/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Chair's Service AwardAmerican Mensa, Ltd.2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberPetronzio Schneier Co., LPA2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dinner in the Dark, Inc.Director2015 - Present
COSEMember2012 - Present
Heights Regional Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
American Mensa, Ltd.Interpretive Counsel2000 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Preferred Capital, Inc. v. Check Mate Priority Servs.Court of Appeals ruled in favor of our client
FIRST CAPITAL CORPORATION v. G & J INDUSTRIES, INC.Court of Appeals ruled in our favor
ASLANIDIS v. UNITED STATES LINES, INC.Court of Appeals upheld District Court for us
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/Alaw1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Good Day Cleveland Television ProgramCleveland Restaurants2011