An extensive background allows us to view real estate transactions through the eyes of the participants, to better focus on the priorities of our clients, and to close deals efficiently without exposing them to undue legal risk.

Real Estate Law


Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law


Throughout his career in law and beyond, Mr. Neiss has worked in all sides of commercial real estate, from valuing, acquiring, redeveloping, and leasing retail, commercial and multifamily space, as well as providing brokerage, property management, and collection support, to addressing zoning and permitting issues, construction issues, public takings through condemnation, tax appeals, and civil litigation. Throughout his career Mr. Neiss has provided legal counseling and representation as well as full-spectrum real estate consulting services including feasibility analyses, highest and best use analyses, financial counseling, and asset management services.


Further, Mr. Neiss has also worked extensively in residential real estate, from counseling home buyers and sellers, to advocating between residents and Homeowner's Associations, buyers and builders, borrowers and lenders, as well as between landlords / property managers and tenants.


Commercial Real Estate Services include:

  • Commercial Sales and Acquisitions
  • 1031 Tax Exchanges
  • Private Equity Syndication and Institutional Finance
  • Due Diligence for Commercial Development and Redevelopment
  • Land Use and Planning, including Rezoning, Variances, Lot Subdivision and Permitting
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Evictions and Collections
  • Condemnation Litigation
  • Real Estate Tax Appeals
  • General Counseling for Commercial Real Estate Companies, including Brokerage and Asset Management Support


Residential Real Estate Services include:

  • Residential Sales and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Foreclosure Defense/Predatory Lending
  • Residential Land Use Including Permitting, Easements, and Zoning Variances
  • All Landlord-Tenant Issues

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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