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Cleveland / Key West Trial Lawyer Shad Neiss, Esq.

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S.G. Neiss, Esq.


Founder and Principal


Practice: General Practice


Practice Emphasis: Business Law / Real Estate / Litigation

Key West Office
402 Appelrouth Lane, Suite 2
Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 305.295.9466 305.295.9466
Fax: 305.768.0547
E-mail Address:
Cleveland Office
600 Superior Ave. East
Fifth Third Building, Suite 1300
Cleveland , Ohio 441144
Phone: 216.373.6903 216.373.6903
Fax: 305.768.0547
E-mail Address:

Education:

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law - Columbus, Ohio
  • (J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2006)
  • Selected as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable John E. Hoffman Jr. at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • CALI Excellence for the Future awards in Jurisprudence and Legal History
  • Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, New York
  • (B.A. Philosophy and Religion, 1999)

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Florida
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metro Bar Association Real Estate Section, and the National Lawyer’s Guild Subcommittee on Corporations and Human Rights

 

Articles:

  • Unveiled: The Corporate Concept and the Battle Over Metaphor (2005, rev 2015)
  • Cotton Pickin' Facts: Mass Incarceration and Crime Clearance Rates (2016)

 

Professional Background:

 

Mr. Neiss began his career in real estate as an Analyst at KB Real Estate Advisors, the largest commercial appraisal firm in Tucson, Arizona. There he researched and prepared appraisal reports on all commercial property types for business owners, investors, municipalities and state agencies.

 

While enrolled at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Neiss was employed by the Gilbert Investment Co. Inc., Real Estate, a full service commercial real estate development, brokerage, and management company. There, Mr. Neiss held an Ohio Real Estate Salespersons license and supported the acquisition and redevelopment of retail, commercial and multifamily properties, including providing marketing, leasing, and asset management services.

 

After graduating from law school, Mr. Neiss associated with attorney Michael J. O’Reilly, in Pickerington, Ohio and worked in small to mid-size business counseling, commercial and residential real estate transactions, land use, and civil litigation relating largely to real property.

 

After moving to Cleveland in spring 2008, Mr. Neiss founded The Law Office of Shadrach G. Neiss, ltd., where he developed a full service general practice with a focus on real estate and civil litigation. In spring, 2013, Mr. Neiss expanded the practice to include an office in Key West, Florida.

 

In Mr. Neiss’s career in law, he has served as lead counsel in complex commercial and tort litigation, has represented both borrowers and banks in prosecuting and defending foreclosures, evictions, commercial collections, and negotiating commercial and consumer loan work-outs. Throughout his career, Mr. Ness has represented investors, business owners, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, banks, borrowers, neighbors and families in a variety of business, real estate and real estate finance matters, with the intention of delivering uncommon commitment at an affordable price. Mr. Neiss has appeared in municipal, county, state appellate and federal district courts, as well as municipal zoning boards, boards of revision, and state licensing agencies.

Cotton Pickin' Facts: Mass Incarceration and Crime Clearance Rates (2016)
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David Bentley, Esq.


Of Counsel


Practice: General Practice


Practice Emphasis: International Law / Business/ Transactional Law

Key West Office
402 Appelrouth Lane, Suite 2
Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 305.393.2095 305.393.2095
Fax: 305.768.0547
E-mail Address:

Education:

  • Georgetown University Law Center- Washington, D.C. (J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence, Cum Laude, 1998)
  • Campbell University- Buies Creek, North Carolina     (Master of Science in American Government, 1985)
  • United States Military Academy - West Point, New York (Bachelor of Science, 1975)

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Florida
  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.     

 

Professional Background:

 

Mr. Bentley began his career by serving in the United States Army as a Commissioned Officer on active duty from 1975 until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) in 1997.  Throughout his service, Mr. Bentley progressed from leading infantry units to serving as a politico-military planner on the Joint Staff, and culminating his service as a Senior Military Fellow at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.   

 

While enrolled at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., Mr. Bentley was employed by the Institute for National Strategic Studies. There, Mr. Bentley conducted research for the U.S. Department of Defense and administered ongoing operations in a “think tank” organization. 

 

After graduating from law school, Mr. Bentley began his legal career with Dewey Ballantine LLP., in Washington, D.C. as an Associate Attorney and represented clients in complex international trade dispute cases before federal agencies, U.S. Courts, and international legal tribunals. In 2004, he received an award from The Florida Bar for outstanding pro bono service contributions.

 

In 2009, after eleven years with Dewey, Mr. Bentley became General Counsel to the U.S. Lumber Coalition. There, Mr. Bentley worked as in-house counsel representing a non-profit trade association serving the interests of the U.S. softwood lumber industry.  

 

In 2012, Mr. Bentley moved to Key West, Florida and began working as an Investigator for U.S. Investigations Services, LLC.  Most recently, in 2014, Mr. Bentley began working for The Law Offices of Shadrach G. Neiss in an Of Counsel capacity.

 

In Mr. Bentley’s career in law, he has served as lead counsel in complex international trade litigation and administrative law.  He has represented major corporations, national industry groups, and indigent individual clients.

 

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Kristen Norman


Paralegal


 

Key West Office
402 Appelrouth Lane, Suite 2
Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 301.514.3444 301.514.3444
Fax: 305.768.0547
E-mail Address:

Education:

  • Kaplan University (Bachelors Degree in Legal Studies, Summa Cum Laude, 2015)   

 

Professional Background:

 

Ms. Norman started her profession by obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies, graduating with a 4.0 GPA.  At the firm, Ms. Norman serves as Paralegal and Executive Assistant.  Ms. Norman proficiently assists the firm with its litigation practice, including preparing drafts of pleadings, motions, notices and memorandum.  Additionally, Ms. Norman diligently assists with the firm's general practice and with all aspects of law office management, including marketing, website management, and accounts payable/receivable.  Ms. Norman takes pride in her attention to detail and her uncommon desire to assist in addressing a client’s needs. 

 

Contact Us

Key West Office

402 Appelrouth Lane

Suite 2

Key West, Florida 33040

 

 

Cleveland Office

600 Superior Ave. East

Fifth Third Building,

Suite 1300

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

 

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