- College of William and Mary Law School, J.D., 2014, cum laude
- William and Mary Law Review, member
- University of Michigan, B.A., 2010, with distinction
Bar & Court Admissions
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
Nick is an associate in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the finance, energy and real estate group.
He is a corporate attorney whose practice focuses on commercial finance and real estate matters.
Nick regularly represents lenders and borrowers in a wide range of secured and unsecured financing transactions, including syndicated and single bank asset-based facilities, commercial loans, subordinated debt financings, commercial real estate loans, and workouts and restructurings. Nick also represents public and private companies in real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions and development. In addition to his finance and real estate practices, Nick acts as general outside counsel to several privately held companies located in Northeast Ohio.
His career highlights include:
- Representing various state, regional and national banks in construction loans and terms loans involving hundreds of millions of dollars on a variety of real estate types, including multi-family, industrial, office and mixed-use developments.
- Representing a publicly traded company in refinancing its Term Loan B and asset based loan facilities for aggregate commitments of over $1 billion.
- Representing private and public companies in real estate acquisitions and dispositions totaling more than $500 million.
- Representing a national bank in completing construction financing for an office project in conjunction with various economic development incentives, including TIF financing, Federal and State Historic Tax Credits, and a Historic Preservation Easement.
- Representing a publicly traded company in the acquisition and development of its corporate headquarters.
Nick is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth and ICSC.
Nick received his J.D. cum laude from the College of William and Mary Law School, where he was a member of the William and Mary Law Review. He received his B.A. with distinction from the University of Michigan.
Prior to joining Vorys, Nick worked for a real estate development and construction company in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan.
Professional and Community Activities
- Association for Corporate Growth – Cleveland Chapter, Programming Committee Member
- Young Association for Corporate Growth – Cleveland Chapter, Membership Committee Member
- Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Board Member and Executive Committee Member (Secretary)
- Young Association for Corporate Growth – Cleveland Chapter, Membership Committee Member
Honors & Awards
- Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Banking and Finance Law, 2021-2022
- Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2021-2022
- Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Real Estate Law, 2021-2022
- Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Securities & Corporate Finance, 2022
- 1/4/2022Vorys is pleased to announce that 42 attorneys from the firm have been named either 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.
- 8/19/2021116 Vorys Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers in America List; 34 Vorys Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” ListOne hundred and sixteen lawyers from Vorys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2022 edition. In addition, 34 Vorys attorneys were named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” list.
- 12/17/2020Vorys is pleased to announce that 31 attorneys from the firm have been named 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 9/15/2020Sherwin-Williams Names Vorys as a Key Partner for its New Global Headquarters and R&D Center ProjectThe Sherwin-Williams Company today announced the key external partners it selected to build its new global headquarters in downtown Cleveland and its new R&D center in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville. Vorys was named as legal counsel and economic development counsel.
- 8/20/2020112 Vorys Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers in America List; 26 Vorys Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers’ Inaugural “Ones to Watch” ListOne hundred and twelve lawyers from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2021 edition. In addition, 26 Vorys attorneys were named to the inaugural Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” list.
- 8/3/2020Vorys recently advised Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary Abercrombie & Fitch Management Co. in connection with the Rule 144A/Regulation S offering.
- 10/31/2014Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to welcome nine new first-year associates to the firm.
- 3/18/2022Vorys attorney Nick House led a roundtable discussion at the ICSC Law Conference titled “Making it Work: Tips and Tricks for Structuring a Complex Capital Stack.”
- 4/22/2021Vorys attorneys Nicholas House and Bryan Falk each presented a roundtable discussion during the OH/KY/IN/MI/PA Retail Development & Law Symposium for ICSC.
- 5/16/2019On May 16, 2019, Vorys hosted the program, Trust & Ethics in the Age of Technology, in partnership with the Northeast Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel.
- March 1-2 2018Vorys attorney Nick House presented at the 2018 ICSC Seminar; Changing the Narrative in the Age of “Fake News”: The Retail Beat Goes On. Scott Ziance and Tim Bechtold were panelists at the conference, and Ted Smith and Bryan Falk acted as moderators.
- 3/3/2017Vorys attorneys Bryan Falk Nick House, Nicholas Ray and Tom Vetter were speakers at the OH, KY, IN, MI, PA Retail Development & Law Symposium hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers on March 3, 2017.
- 11/9/2020PPP Guidance Update: SBA Creates New Loan Necessity Questionnaires for Borrowers that Received $2,000,000 or MoreOn October 30, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released two new forms which require the disclosure of information from Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers that received PPP loans with an original principal amount of $2 million or more.
- 10/28/2020On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (the SBA) released SBA Procedural Notice Control No. 5000-20057 (the Procedural Notice) regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans and changes in ownership.
- 7/31/2019In the Summer 2019 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read about the provisions that impact state law governing economic development incentives in Ohio's Budget Bill and the changes coming to Ohio's Job Retention Tax Credit.
- 7/3/2018In the Summer 2018 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read our Top 10 most interesting facts about the Foxconn deal, read a recap of the Ohio Supreme Court decision on what takes priority – a TIF exemption or another exemption, and seven interesting things to know about the City of Columbus' proposed incentives policy.
- Spring 2018Vorys third annual Economic Development Incentives Conference – hosted in February – welcomed more than 160 guests from several states across the country.
- 3/23/2018In the Spring 2018 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read a Q&A with Chris Chung, CEO of North Carolina’s Economic Development Partnership; learn about strategies for successfully obtaining New Market Tax Credit financing; and see a recap of Vorys’ 2018 Economic Development Incentives Conference.
- 11/15/2017In the Fall 2017 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read a Q&A with Kenny McDonald, president and chief economic officer of Columbus 2020; learn about how the new effective date for the Ohio historic preservation tax credit certificates could cause a delay in claiming credit; and learn more about what it mean now that Illinois was reinstated and revised the EDGE Tax Credit.
- 8/9/2017In the Summer 2017 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, learn five more common TIF misconceptions, read about the growing pains municipalities are facing with GASB 77 and find out which Ohio county auditors will complete the required six-year tax appraisal of all properties located in their counties this year.
- 4/10/2017In the Spring 2017 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, learn five common TIF misconceptions, learn more about the two significant developments related to Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits that happened at the end of 2016 and read a recap of the Vorys Ohio Economic Development Incentives Conference.
- 11/15/2016In the Fall 2016 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, learn more about Downtown redevelopment districts and about the federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program.
- Fall 2016The banking industry has received long sought-after clarification as to whether Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credit is available for Historic Tax Credit (HTC) financed projects.
- Summer 2016
- 8/1/2016In the Summer 2016 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read about the long sought-after clarification as to whether Community Reinvestment Act credit is available for Historic Tax Credit financed projects and the proposed regulations regarding so-called “50(d) income” affecting historic tax credit transactions and energy tax credit transactions.