Our Vision and Focus

To be the market leader in Ohio at providing real estate litigation and transactional legal services focused on the real estate industry.

We Work with:

  • Title Insurance Companies
  • Commercial Real Estate Brokers
  • Developers and Owners of Commercial Real Estate
  • Purpose

    Vast knowledge, experience, and success obtaining favorable results for real estate companies that creates a positive impression that Clients value and appreciate.

  • Cause

    To make a positive indelible mark on the real estate industry.

  • Passion

    To create favorable law for the real estate industry on the broadest and most significant scale possible.

Delivering Outstanding Legal Work for Real Estate Companies Since 2004

We deliver favorable results for Clients who love what we do.


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Our Team

Michael J. Sikora III
Michael J. Sikora III

Managing Partner

Mike has been lead counsel in 25 appellate cases that have made favorable real estate law and has drafted two bills and has been involved in drafting and finalizing several others that have become Ohio real estate law that is beneficial for real estate companies.

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Richard T. Craven
Richard T. Craven

Managing Director

Rick is a valued counselor and advisor to our Clients on a wide range of real estate matters. Clients often praise Rick's focused and practical approach to handling their matters.

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Alexander E. Goetsch
Alexander E. Goetsch

Director

Alex handles disputes for our real estate company Clients, including title insurance companies, commercial real estate brokerages, and commercial real estate developers and owners of commercial real estate in state and federal trial and appellate courts for more than 20 years.

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George H. Carr

Director

George handles disputes and risk management issues for our real estate company Clients, including title matters, development and construction disputes, leases and evictions, brokerage and fair housing/civil rights/ADA issues, and Opportunity Zone advisory services. He served as Senior Articles Editor of the Law Review at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, has published numerous book chapters and articles on legal and financial topics, and frequently presents legal seminars, trade association lectures, and pro bono presentations.

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J. Bradford Linville

Attorney

Brad has broad experience as a real estate attorney handling a wide range of real estate legal matters (both litigation and transactional) throughout Ohio, including mineral rights, contract review and finalization, and many forms of real estate litigation.

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William Smith
William Smith

Of Counsel

Bill is currently practicing as "Of Counsel" with Sikora Law LLC in the Cleveland and Columbus offices.

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Michael Neiman
Michael Neiman

Associate

Mike is an Associate in our Columbus office.

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Alexandra L. Arasmith
Alexandra L. Arasmith

Paralegal

Alex is Sikora Law’s Paralegal based in our Central Ohio Office. Alex received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Sociology, from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa in 2008. Alex began her experience working in the legal profession as an intern at a Public Defender’s Office, then as a legal assistant to three independent attorneys in Dubuque, Iowa - focusing on multiple areas of law. Alex has been an integral part of the Sikora Law team since she joined in 2014. She always puts the needs of the client first and does whatever it takes to make the firm's clients happy. Alex is the ultimate team player for our team and our Clients, and she prides herself on her communication effectiveness, her positive attitude, and project efficiency.

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Melanie Witzke
Melanie Witzke

Administrator/Financial Manager

Prior to joining Sikora Law, Melanie worked in the legal field for 15 plus years as well as 8 years’ experience in finance and office management. Melanie was an essential part of a startup firm that grew to great success and tripled in size during her time there. Her knowledge of the legal field and finance background is an integral part to the success of our firm. In her time away from work, Melanie enjoys spending time with her two children and husband.

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Lisa Patel
Lisa Patel

Legal Assistant

Lisa is the Legal Assistant in our Cleveland office. She supports our attorneys and firm administrator. Lisa has 19 years of experience with litigation and transactional matters and working with lawyers to finalize legal documents. She is able to help our Clients with nearly every aspect of their legal matter. Lisa lives in Westlake with her husband and four children. She enjoys reading, listening to music and making memories with her family.

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