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Nellie T. Schulz

Real estate Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   8 reviews

About Nellie

Learn Nellie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Drafting, negotiating and finalizing all types of real estate documents and agreements. — Proposing solutions and procedures for real estate problems and matters.

    42 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Drafting, writing, reviewing, negotiating changes, and interpreting most types of contracts and documents. Including providing advice on ways to structure proposed agreements.

    42 years, 4,000 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Also, Limited Liability Companies - including filings with the Secretary of State, Operating Agreements, Members Agreements and issues arising out of the management of LLCs.

    42 years, 3,000 cases


Background.   Mrs Schulz is client-oriented, results-driven, Ivy League attorney with over 25 years of experience at prominent Wall Street and Philadelphia law firms.  I do not particiate in Avvo's programs where a lawyer can pay Avvo for a better profile, higher ratings, or clients.  


Practice Areas 

 --  Real Estate   -  predominantly commercial and some residential:  including agreements of sale, leases, title issues, mortgages, and conveyancing

 --  Contracts and Business  - business and finance agreements on a variety of subjects, and  informing LLCs and their Operating Agreements in compliance with the new Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. 

-- Overall Goals:  Mrs Schulz works to stay on top of the latest laws affecting her practic, such as (to name a few) The Land Installment Act, the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, the new expedited and new paperless ways to create LLCs, the Seller's Disclosure Act, the new Uniform Parcel Idenfifier Act, and the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act  Most imprortantly, Mrs Schulz makes sure her clients understand the documents they sign, avoiding "legalize" and unnecessary complications. 


Creativity and Clarity  Mrs Schulz strives to 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. 


Licensed for 41 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 10/01/2022
State NY
Status Delinquent
Acquired 1981
Updated 07/18/2022
State NC
Status Suspended- Administrative
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Nellie

Nellie T. Schulz, Esquire
One Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-6901


5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth Every Penny !
Nellie helped me with a building I wanted to rent and reviewed the landlord’s lease. She not only advised me on the law, but what made her exceptional was the practical and useful business advice about things I would never even have thought about. Her fee was very reasonable too.
Posted by James | January 6, 2015
Best of the Best!
I have dealt with many lawyers during the years I've owned my business, but none have impressed me the way Nellie Schulz has. First of all, she is brilliant - truly brilliant and she has an Ivy League education. Second, she cares deeply about her clients and attaining their goals. She's a consummate negotiator and has a calm, self-assured manner in the face of opposition. Third, she is responsive and kept me informed on all important matters. Fourth,it's obvious she loves what she does. She is upbeat and a pleasure to work with. Fifth, her work product blew me away and covered issues I never thought of. She also is very creative in finding ways to reach my goals. I highly recommend Nellie Schulz for your business and real estate matters.
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Posted by amanda2882 | November 16, 2014
above and beyond
Nellie was very helpful in my matter. She really went above and beyond. She not only responded to my question on this site, she also emailed me, spoke to me on the phone, and followed up after she did further research. She gave me some great advice and suggestions and helpful documents for me read over. I am very grateful for her help!
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Posted by Arturo | November 15, 2014
Easy to work with
Nellie T. Schulz makes things easy for you. I needed help with my real estate documents and she helped me really understand my documents better and gave me great tips on making my documents even more effective. She wants to help you. Just tell her what you want and she will help you get to where you want to go in your legal documents.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2013
Thanks for your help!
She was very helpful in evaluating my case. She gave me great advice for future reference. I would definitely recommend her.
Posted by William | March 29, 2013
Thank you.
If it weren't for Nellie's responses and her willingness to speak to me on the phone to talk further about my issue, I might have assumed something based on old rules. Thanks Nellie. I appreciate your help.
Posted by James | February 16, 2013
Brilliant and Trustworthy - Great Negotiator
Nellie is a brilliant attorney. She helped me on the sale of my franchised business, which was complicated, kept everything organized and was on top of every issue. She got me a better deal than I could have gotten myslef. I'll definitely use her again.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2011
Outstanding Lawyer
Mrs. Schulz has represented me in a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement as well as an equipment lease transaction. Both transactions turned out better than I thought they would. She fought hard for me but was fair. She was easy to talk to, understood my goals, and was prompt. She always called me back quickly, which is important. She's very experienced and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a good business lawyer.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Nellie T. Schulz, Esquire
  • 2009 - Present
  • Member
  • Ward & Smith, PA
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Senior Attorney
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath
  • 1999 - 2001
  • General Counsel
  • Affiliated Holdings, Inc.
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Associate Attorney
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • 1985 - 1990
  • Associate Attorney
  • Thacher Proffitt & Wood Nyc
  • 1980 - 1985
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  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • American Society of Legal Writers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Dean's List
  • Columbia University
  • 1975


Speaking Engagements

  • Banking Conference
  • Legal Opinion Letters in Transactions
  • 1999
  • Bank Conference
  • Work-out Agreements after Mortgage Default
  • 1990

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (0)
Real estate Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Nellie's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions. She has an understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Real estate Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have reviewed a number of Ms. Schulz's answers to landlord/tenant questions. She is an experienced and able attorney.I endorse Ms. Schulz."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Schulz and I practice in some of the same areas of law. I have had the privilege of reviewing many of her responses and comments to questions posted on Avvo. Her answers and comments reflect a deep understanding of the law and have provided helpful information. I endorse this lawyer."
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