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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.



Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    17 years, 60 cases
  2. General Practice: 30%
    8 years, 30 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    17 years, 30 cases



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    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.


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Contact info

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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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Award in JurisprudenceComputer Assisted Learning Institute2005
CALI Award in Legal HistoryComputer Assisted Learning Institute2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal and FounderThe Law Offices of S.G. Neiss, ltd.2008 - Present
Legal AssistantThe Law Office of Michael J. O'Reilly2007 - 2008
Judicial ExternU.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cleveland Bar Association, Real Estate SectionMember2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm SectionMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Acoff v. JenkinsSummary Judgment granted in favor of client
Grenat v. FramePlaintiff's claims voluntarily dismissed
MRC Receivables Corp. v. CardwellDefault Judgment vacated
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Sarah Lawrence CollegePhilosophy and ReligionBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Project KrishiCommunity Supported Agriculture2009