- 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 practices in the areas of commercial real estate, commercial finance, corporate transactions, and general business law. Nick regularly represents lenders and borrowers in a wide range of secured and unsecured transactions, including syndicated and single bank asset-based facilities, commercial loans, subordinated debt financings and commercial real estate loans. Nick also represents public and private companies in real estate acquisitions, dispositions and development, corporate formation and governance, finance matters, commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters.
His career highlights include:
- Representing a publicly traded company in refinancing its Term Loan B and asset based loan facilities for aggregate commitments of over $1 billion.
- Representing a national bank in completing a $43 million construction loan for a student housing project.
- Representing private and public companies in real estate acquisitions and dispositions totaling more than $250 million.
- Representing a national franchisee of fast food restaurants in a $460 million syndicated financing.
- Representing a state chartered bank in completing construction loans for mixed use development projections totaling more than $150 million.
- Representing a national bank in completing construction financing for an office project in conjunction with economic development incentives, including TIF financing, Federal and State Historic Tax Credits, and a Historic Preservation Easement.
- Representing a publicly traded company in development of its corporate headquarters.
Nick is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth, ICSC, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association.
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
- Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Board Member and Executive Committee Member (Secretary)
- Association for Corporate Growth – Cleveland Chapter, Programming Committee Member
- Young Association for Corporate Growth – Cleveland Chapter, Membership Committee Member
- 10/31/2014Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to welcome nine new first-year associates to the firm.
- 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.
- 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.