Nicholas represents clients in all aspects of the acquisition, financing, construction, development, leasing, management, and disposition of commercial and residential real estate. He counsels land owners, real estate developers, lenders, landlords, tenants, brokers, and property management companies regarding the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, management, and disposition of single-family, multi-family, mixed-use, retail, industrial, office and other commercial properties.

Prior to joining Taft, Nicholas was in-house counsel for multiple Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in finance, with distinction, from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business. Nicholas is recognized as one of the “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America® for real estate law.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch”, Real Estate Law (2021 – present)

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  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2010)
  • Indiana University ? Kelley School of Business (2004)


  • State - Indiana
  • State - Illinois (inactive status)