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.
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.
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.
402 Appelrouth Lane
Key West, Florida 33040
600 Superior Ave. East
Fifth Third Building,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114