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Neil H. Spike

Neil H. Spike

Location:
Elyria, Ohio
Phone:
440-420-4863
800-868-8306
Fax:
440-324-6529
Email:
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Neil H. Spike is an attorney with The Spike & Meckler Law Firm, LLP in Elyria, OH. Mr. Spike has been practicing law since 1997 and focuses his practice on estate planning and administration, probate litigation, elder law, asset protection and general business law. He also represents clients in domestic relations matters (with an emphasis on prenuptial agreements and post decree/modifications of custody and support), defense of OVI/DUI and other misdemeanor/traffic related offenses, foreclosure defense and other civil litigation.

Mr. Spike is a frequent lecturer on probate and estate planning matters for National Business Institute (NBI), the Ohio State Bar Association, the Lorain County Bar Association and other professional groups. He has represented over 2500 clients in dozens of jurisdictions throughout the states of Ohio and Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Lorain County Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate & Trust section). He is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Florida, The United States District Court (Northern District of Ohio) and U.S. Tax Court. A 1987 graduate of Elyria High School, Mr. Spike went on to earn his B.A. in Economics from Ohio State University (1991), M.A. in Economics from Cleveland State University (1994), J.D. from the University of Toledo (1997) and his Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Estate Planning from the University of Miami at Coral Gables (1998).

In 2012, Mr. Spike received a Distinguished Service Award from the Lorain County Boys & Girls Club for his decade long tenure on the Board of Directors; four years as President of the Board. Mr. Spike is also a youth soccer coach for the Westlake Soccer Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate Practice (Estate Administration, Adoptions, Guardianships, Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney)
  • Elder Law / Medicaid Planning
  • Asset Protection / Antenuptial Agreements
  • Real Estate Law (Deeds, Land Contracts, Purchase Agreements, Leases)
  • Business Law (Choice of Entity, Purchase/Sale of Professional Practices, Severance Agreements, Buy - Sell Agreements)
  • Civil Litigation - Foreclosure Defense, Breach of Contract, Probate Litigation (Will Contests & derivatives)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 1998
    • Major: Estate Planning
  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Cleveland State University
    • M.A. - 1994
    • Major: Economics
  • Ohio State University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1991
    • Major: Economics
  • Elyria High School - 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Lorain County Bar Association - Probate & Trust Section, Chairman

Practice Areas

Office Location

The Spike & Meckler Law Firm, LLP
1551 West River Road North
Elyria, OH 44035
Phone: 440-420-4863
Toll Free: 800-868-8306
Fax: 440-324-6529
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