Nicholas J. DeBaltzo, Jr., Attorney

Since 1999, Nicholas J. DeBaltzo, Jr. has been a transactional attorney focusing on corporate and business counseling, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and residential real estate, and entertainment and sports law. Mr. DeBaltzo serves as general business and transactions counsel for growth-oriented businesses throughout Ohio and Florida and represents both national and international companies and entrepreneurs in corporate and real estate transactions. He is regularly engaged in negotiating a wide-variety of business agreements as well as counseling clients in the areas of corporate governance, strategic start-up planning and implementation, minimization of risk, litigation management and avoidance.

Nicholas J. DeBaltzo, Jr.

A 1991 graduate of Cleveland Saint Ignatius High School, Nicholas possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Philosophy from John Carroll University (96') and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law (99'). Mr. DeBaltzo is licensed to practice in both Ohio and Florida and concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and residential real estate, and serves as outside general counsel to numerous for profit and not-for-profit entities.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Business Counseling
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Homeowners' Associations
  • Family, Closely Held Businesses and Corporate Succession Planning
  • Entertainment and Sports Law Transactions
  • Business Litigation


  • St. Ignatius High School, 1991
  • John Carroll University (B.A., Philosophy & Political Science 1996)
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., 1999)
  • Cleveland State Law Review, Research Editor
  • First Place, 1997 American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition.
    "Freelance Author’s Rights AfterTasini v. New York Times: Has the Quest to Become and Electronically Globalized Society Diluted the Available Protections Under the 1976 Copyright Act."
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Corporate and Business Services

Bar Admissions

  • 1999, Ohio
  • 2005, Florida
  • US District Court, N.D. Ohio
  • US District Court, S.D. Ohio

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Florida State Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section
  • Orange County Bar Association
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