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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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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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Jake Lavis
Jake Lavis

Law Clerk

Jake is based in Sikora Law’s Cleveland office, where he provides support to both the transactional and litigation practices in the firm. Prior to joining Sikora Law, he gained experience working as a law clerk for a large Cleveland based commercial real estate development company, and he worked as a law clerk for a regional litigation law firm based in Cleveland, where he honed his advocacy skills. Jake attends Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he will graduate with his JD/MBA in May 2021. Prior to law school, he graduated from Case Western Reserve University, where he studied history, business, economics, and authored his capstone, Tackling the NFL’s Tax Exemptions. Jake also competed on CWRU’s varsity basketball team. Jake is originally from the Detroit area, but now is proud to be a resident of Downtown Cleveland. Serving as a City Advocate for the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, he is passionate about advancing the DCA’s mission of making Cleveland the best place to “live, work, and play,” and he is passionate about commercial real estate and its effect on quality of life.

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Lori Kruszynski
Lori Kruszynski

Legal Assistant

Lori is a Litigation Assistant in our Cleveland office. She primarily supports our Cleveland litigation attorneys. Lori has over 25 years of experience, working for two firms before Sikora Law, almost exclusively working on litigation matters and working with litigation attorneys to finalize many litigation documents, especially in real estate related cases. Lori loves animals, attending live music shows, and enjoys visiting and seeking out antique/vintage stores when traveling to new places.

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Ashley Knapp
Ashley Knapp

Administrative Assistant

Ashley is an Administrative/Legal Assistant in our Cleveland Office. She helps support our firm Administrator/Financial Manager and our lawyers and Clients. Before joining our team, Ashley spent four years as a legal assistant handling real estate litigation, followed by four years working for a large commercial real estate company based in Northeast Ohio. Ashley lives in Brook Park with her son. She enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with her family.

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