Nick focuses his practice on probate matters including estate and trust litigation, estate planning, and real estate.
Nick was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2022, 2023, and 2024 for his practice of estate and trust litigation. For 2024, he was 1 of 10 to receive the Super Lawyer distinction in Ohio and Kentucky for estate and trust litigation, and one of two designated as a Rising Star in this practice area.
He has experience litigating probate issues, including will contests and trust disputes. These cases often involve claims of undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, or a breach of fiduciary duty by an executor, administrator, or trustee. Frequently, these types of cases involve disputes surrounding how funds in an estate or trust are used, disputes over businesses, or disputes regarding the facts of a decedent creating a will or trust. He has successfully handled these issues in the probate court and at the appellate court level.
Another major area of Nick’s practice is estate planning for individuals. Oftentimes, this involves creating a last will and testament, durable power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, living will, or transfer on death designation affidavit. Nick also has experience creating a trust, when necessary.
Nick also assists clients with real estate issues including representing landlords, real estate investors, and property managers with lease drafting and reviewing or tenant disputes, including eviction actions. He also assists with residential and commercial real estate transactions.
- Akron Bar Association
- New lawyer section – member
- Probate section – member
- Estate planning discussion group – member
- Portage County Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Rootstown Chamber of Commerce – Vice President
- Light Up Rootstown – sub-committee member and liaison for the Rootstown Chamber of Commerce
- Celebrate Portage – steering committee member
- BNI Networking Group (Kent chapter) – Vice President