Nicholas T. George

Real Estate & Construction Practice Group Leader

  • Areas of Practice

    • Real Estate & Construction
    • Business

I am a business lawyer. I represent a broad spectrum of business owners, as well as real estate developers. My experience as CEO of a multi-million dollar business for more than eight years allows me to bring my corporate knowledge to the board table. Thus, my clients see me not only as their lawyer, but as their trusted business advisor and friend.


Because I understand, and know how to resolve, the myriad of issues that distract business owners from running their businesses, I am a client’s first phone call when they face a tough legal problem. In fact, I take on the responsibility of solving such problems for clients so they can get back to focusing on their businesses.


Clients are best served by a lawyer who has extensive experience dealing with situations much like their own. I have that experience, and I am here to offer advice to clients to head off an issue before it erupts. At the end of the day my goal is to get the deal done, and ensure my clients are satisfied with the results.

Nick George

  • Experience
      • Provides day-to-day consultation to numerous businesses throughout Northeast Ohio and is counsel to a number of commercial real estate developers and oil and gas producers
      • Serves as chair of the Real Estate & Construction Practice Group
      • Former president and CEO of the firm
      • Previously owned Nicholas T. George and Associates, which merged with Buckingham in 1997
  • Education & Admissions
      • The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio (J.D., 1970)
      • The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio (B.A., 1968)
    • Admissions
      • Ohio Bar
      • U.S. Supreme Court
      • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
      • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Awards & Honors
      • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2001-2018)
      • Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2004-2017), as voted by his peers
      • Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition® for Business/Corporate Law and Business Transactions (2015)
      • Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition® for Business/Corporate Law (2011)
      • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™, which is the highest possible rating in both legal and ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar
      • Recipient: Akron Rotary Ambassador of Service (2011)
      • Recipient: Distinguished Service to Humanity Award, Project Grad Akron (2010)
      • Recipient: The University of Akron, School of Law, Outstanding Alumni Award (2009)
      • Recipient: Outstanding Entrepreneurial Leadership Award, presented by the University of Akron Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies (2007)
      • Recipient: The University of Akron Alumni Honor Award (2005)
  • Professional & Civic Involvement
      • President and Chairman of the Board: The Thaddeus Garrett, Jr. Foundation
      • Board Member: Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs
      • Board Member: The Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation
      • Member: International Council of Shopping Centers
      • Member: The Rotary Club of Akron
    • Associations
      • Member: Akron Bar Association
      • Member: American Bar Association
      • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
  • Presentations & Publications
    • <strong>Presentations:</strong> <ul> <li>“Dynamic Growth of Your Company Through the Use of An Advisory Board,” Breakfast with Buckingham (2013)</li> <li>“Advisory Boards: A Powerful, Cost-Effective Way To Strengthen Your Business,” Crain’s Cleveland Ideas at Dawn (2012)</li> <li>“Considerations When Negotiating Workouts, Financing &amp; Purchase and Sale Transactions in a Down Economy,” Forward Thinking: Real Estate in 2010, Cohen &amp; Company Roundtable (2009)</li> <li>“Commercial Leasing Market Overview,” Negotiating Commercial Leases Seminar (2009)</li> <li>Keynote Speaker: “12 Practical Applications of Servant Leadership,” SMEI Workshop (2008)</li> <li>“The Three C’s of Leadership: Character, Conviction and Communication”</li> <li>Keynote Speaker: “Faith Makes the Impossible Possible: 12 Steps to Lead with Character,” Heart to Heart Communications’ Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast &amp; Workshop (2007)</li> <li>Keynote Speaker at an annual event on entrepreneurship, The University of Akron (2006)</li> </ul> <strong>Publications:</strong> <ul> <li>"A Letter of Intent: It's Like Dating," Properties Magazine (2015)</li> <li><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Residential Leasing on the Rise in CLE - be prepared</a>," <em>Crain's Cleveland Business</em> (2015)</li> </ul>