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Shadrach Neiss

Real estate Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 12 years
    Ohio - OH 15 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2011
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Shadrach

Learn Shadrach’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Mr. Neiss draws on a background in real estate and business to provide full service representation for commercial and residential real estate, including transactions and litigation.

    25 years, 60 cases

  2. General practice
    Provide general legal counseling, including civil and criminal litigation.

    16 years, 30 cases

  3. Business
    Mr. Neiss draws on a background in real estate and business to provide full service legal representation to small business clients.

    25 years, 30 cases


Shadrach G. Neiss works in the areas of civil litigation and business law with a focus on real estate. Throughout his career, Mr. Neiss has represented clients in simple and complex litigation and has appeared before municipal and state administrative boards as well as municipal, county, appellate and federal courts in Ohio and Florida. As an advocate, Mr. Neiss prides himself on counseling his clients with creative, efficient and effective solutions to their legal issues.

Mr. Neiss also represents commercial real estate investors and tenants in acquiring, leasing, redeveloping and managing retail, office and multifamily properties, including structuring and negotiating private equity and institutional financing. Mr. Neiss further represents parties in residential real estate transactions, including buyers and sellers as well as landlords and tenants.

Prior to joining Chernett Wasserman, LLC Mr. Neiss was the principal and founder of the Law Office of S.G. Neiss, ltd., a general practice firm with a focus on business law, including real estate transactions and civil litigation. During the financial crisis, Mr. Neiss gained significant experience assisting owners of distressed properties in predatory lending litigation and foreclosure defense, including loan workouts.

Mr. Neiss graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York with a degree in Philosophy and Religion. Mr. Neiss then received his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he studied all sides of real estate law, including real property, real estate finance, land use law, real estate investment analysis and private equity syndication.



The Law Offices Of Shadrach G. Neiss, Ltd.
600 Superior Avenue East
Fifth Third Building, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH, 44114
The Law Offices of Shadrach G. Neiss, ltd.
402 Appelrouth Lane
Office 2
Key West, FL, 33040
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Posted by Mike | April 8, 2015
Real Estate
Mr. Neiss represented my interests during an extended and complicated foreclosure process. I was completely satisfied with his representation, his support staff and was quite happy with the final outcome. His billed rates were fair and time allocated was efficient and effective.
Posted by Mike | February 24, 2013
An attorney that truly cares about his clients.
Shad has been extremely helpful dealing with our real estate case and truly cares about the impact that it has had on our family. Shad has shown his knowledge of the law and ability to explain our options in a way that we can understand. Shad has also handled our estate planning and has been available to ask legal questions as they arise.
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Posted by Ron | February 23, 2013
To say Attorney Neiss is dedicated to his clients would be an understatement. He is tops in his field and an excellent negotiator. He is here for me 24/7. Never misses a beat when it comes to protecting his clients. That is his first priority and he remains that way throughout the case. He has accomplished for me results that "no other attorney could have done" and I mean "no one"! His knowledge far exceeds that of other attorney firms who claim to be the best, but I know in my heart who I would call concerning ANY PROBLEM and that is Shadrach Neiss. He's my attorney for life!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2009
Truly a pleasure to work with! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Knows his stuff!!
If you want a lawyer that will go out of his way to make sure you win...This is the lawyer for you! Our ex landlord was trying to sue us unfairly. He was trying to say we owed him nearly $10,000 in damages and past rent. We knew that we did NOT owe him that much at all. Shad really impressed me when he showed up to the deposition pointing out so many little laws that our ex landlord had broken. He had the facts and he knew what he was doing! My ex landlords lawyer sat there and had nothing to say. He knew that his client was in the wrong! Not only did shad win our case, he got it to where we owed the ex landlord nothing!! He is amazing and I highly recommend him!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal and Founder
  • The Law Offices of S.G. Neiss, ltd.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Legal Assistant
  • The Law Office of Michael J. O'Reilly
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Judicial Extern
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • 2005 - 2006


  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hines v. Green Grove, et al.
  • Flood conditions remediated and case voluntarily dismissed
  • LMI, LLC v. Perry
  • Trial held and client received a judgment for damages. Tenant received no award.
  • Acoff v. Jenkins
  • Summary Judgment granted in favor of client
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  • Cleveland Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award in Jurisprudence
  • Computer Assisted Learning Institute
  • 2005
  • CALI Award in Legal History
  • Computer Assisted Learning Institute
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Project Krishi
  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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General practice Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Friend
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Shadrach Neiss is a consumate professional who will make sure that a client is well served with the best information, advice and representation. He takes the time to understand the legal situation and help resolve it as efficiently as possible. Shadrach Neiss has years of experience in both general practice and real estate law that benefits clients no matter what their legal needs."
Business Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shad and I have worked together on several cases and I heartily endorse his legal skills, intelligence, and diligence. I recommend that you strongly consider Shad for any legal service needs you may have."