Michael J. Sikora III

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Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Sikora Law LLC
 | 737 Bolivar Road, Suite 270
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 440-569-6963
Fax: 440-266-7778
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (50%),
  • Business Litigation (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Michael helps Real Estate Companies with Transactional Projects and Dispute Situations, leveraging his experience shaping Ohio Real Estate Law. 

    Attorney Michael J. Sikora III is the managing partner of Sikora Law LLC, which has law offices in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. A top-rated attorney with more than 21 years of legal experience, Mr. Sikora provides exceptional representation and support to real estate companies and others throughout the state who have legal needs involving commercial real estate matters as well as businesses dealing with complex litigation that threatens to undermine their companies.

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Sikora has gained a reputation for being an invaluable legal advocate for his clients during all types of regulatory, legislative and transactional matters. In addition to being an effective attorney, he holds his license as a title insurance agent, and he has worked as a licensed realtor in the state.

    Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Sikora worked for several real estate, consulting and property management companies. During his time as a lawyer, he has served with a leading boutique real estate practice, a prominent litigation firm and a corporate defense firm. Through these experiences, he gained invaluable insight into the industry, which has only bolstered his ability to efficiently and effectively address his clients' issue and increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve.

    Mr. Sikora earned his B.B.A. in Finance from The Ohio State University, and he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from Capital University Law School in 1998. While in law school, he served as chief justice of the Moot Court Board and was champion of the Moot Court Competition. He also published an article in the school's Law Review. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the Ohio Supreme Court.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Sikora is past president of both the Ohio Land Title Association and the Northern Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. He has also served as chair of each organization's education committee. Additionally, he will serve as chair of the Ohio State Bar Association's Real Property Section Council next year.

    Along with his professional affiliations, Mr. Sikora has written extensively and conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of topics. He has also served as editor for the Lexis-Nexis Treatise in Ohio Real Property Law & Practice. He has also received the Forty Under Forty Award from Crain’s Cleveland Business along with many other top rankings and accolades from his peers.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Real Estate: Business
    • 50%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2013

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    About Michael Sikora III

    Admitted: 1998, Ohio

    Professional Webpage: http://www.sikoralaw.com/michael-sikora/


    • President's Award, Ohio Land Title Association, 2005
    • Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board, Capital University Law School
    • Moot Court Champion, Capital University Law School
    • Ohio Super Lawyer or Super Lawyer Rising Star for 7 times, most recently in 2019
    • 40 Under 40, Crain's Cleveland Business, 2011
    • Member of the Year, NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter, 2008

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Ohio Title Insurance Agent's License, 2004
    • Ohio Real Estate License - voluntarily inactive

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair-Elect of the Chair of the Education Committee and Trustee of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
    • Former Chair of the Ohio Land Title Association Education Committee
    • President Northern Ohio Chapter of NAIOP 2016 (North American Chapter of the Year Award)
    • Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Section Council Chair 2022-2023
    • President of the Ohio Land Title Association 2010-2011
    • American Land Title Association Title Council 2015-Present
    • Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Section Council 2010-Present
    • Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Section Council Executive Committee 2018-2023

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lexis Ohio Real Estate Law and Practice 2018-Present, Author, Editor, 2018
    • Editor of the Lexis-Nexis Treatise in Ohio Real Property Law & Practice (since 2018)

    Educational Background:

    • The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, as a Finance Major

    Industry Groups

    • Commercial Brokerage
    • Development
    • Real Estate Title
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    Office Location for Michael J. Sikora III

    737 Bolivar Road
    Suite 270
    Cleveland, OH 44115

    Phone: 440-569-6963

    Fax: 440-266-7778

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