Nancy A. Valentine

Top rated Creditor Debtor Rights attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC
Nancy A. Valentine
Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC

Practice Areas: Creditor Debtor Rights, Business Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 1998

Education: The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2025 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2011

Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC

1100 Superior Avenue E
Suite 1750
Cleveland, OH 44114 Visit website

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Nancy A. Valentine is the principal attorney at the law firm Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., which is a nationally recognized law firm with branches distributed across the world. Representing high-profile clients, from individuals and financial institutions to private companies, she handles complex litigation and transaction matters related to real estate, bankruptcy, finance, foreclosure, business restructuring, insolvency, acquisitions and dispositions, along with others. She concentrates on resolving issues of clients in Northeast Ohio.  

In 1998, Ms. Valentine got licensed to practice in Ohio after completing her law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law the same year. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in European studies from Vanderbilt University. A problem solver by nature, she uses her knowledge and skills in the field of law to provide learned counsel to her clients and fulfill their objectives efficiently and effectively. She is authorized to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ms. Valentine takes on cases from creditors, landlords, asset-based lenders and debtors and fights for them in state and district court proceedings as well as on civil matters. She is also experienced in handling matters regarding receivership and collection. With more than 23 years of experience handling law, she is well versed in providing legal advice to clients on the planning, growth and administration of businesses and guarding them against loss. 

Recognized with several awards and accolades, Ms. Valentine’s excellence in the field of law has a proven track record. Chambers and Partners have listed her in America’s Leading Business Lawyers – bankruptcy/restructuring and the Lawdragon has featured her in its issue of the Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers, for multiple years. In addition, she is peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell.

Other professional activities managed by Ms. Valentine include being the vice chair of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the chair of the executive board of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation’s advisory council. She is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Ohio State Bar Association and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio’s Attorney Constituent Group.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Nancy A. Valentine is a debt relief agent. She helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Practice areas

Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Real Estate: Business, Banking, Bankruptcy: Business

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Collections, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications, Mortgage & Refinance

First Admitted: 1998, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.millercanfield.com/NancyValentine

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland Campaign, 2017
  • St. Francis Xavier School, Homeroom Parent and Volunteer, 2015-2016    
  • United Way 2016 Annual Campaign Committee and Volunteer
  • Medina City Schools Foundation, Past President & Board Member, 2016-2021
  • American Red Cross Cup Committee, 2016 and 2017
  • American Red Cross Greater Cleveland Chapter Board, 2016-Present
  • ACG Cleveland, Annual Golf Event Committee, 2017
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio Attorney Constituent Group
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member; Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section Chair, 2014-2015; Vice Chair, 2013
  • U.S. District Court of Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court of Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Advisory Council, 2022; Chair of the Executive Board, 2016-2017
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • In re Van Alphen Dairy, LLC, Case No. 11-14256 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio representing AgStar, the secured lender to multiple dairy farm operations of approximately $80 million in credits
  • In re Dependable Auto Shippers, Inc., et al., Case No. 16-34855-bjh11
  • In re Hi-Rise Recycling Companies, Inc.
  • In re Forgitron, LLC, et al., Case No. 08-117621, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Northern District of Ohio
  • Broadway Bank v. Thomas Abdallah, et al., Case No. CV 05 570120) (In re North Coast Oil, Inc., et al., Case No. 05-81397 [Jointly Administered], U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio [Akron]
  • Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. v. United Petroleum Marketing, LLC, Case No. 2007 CV 02056, Stark County Common Pleas Court, State Court Foreclosure and Receivership Action
  • Wachovia Bank, National Association v. Bridgewater Falls I, LLC, et al., Case No. CV 2008 021056, Butler County Common Pleas Court, State Court Foreclosure and Receivership Action
  • 111 Debt Acquisition LLC v. Six Ventures, Ltd., et al., Case No. 2:08-cv-768, U.S. Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and In re Six Ventures, Ltd., Case No. 08-58468, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio – Federal Court Foreclosure and Receivership Action and Secured Creditor representation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • Wachovia Bank, National Association v. Bridgewater Falls I, LLC, et al., Case No. CV 2008 021056, Butler County Common Pleas Court, State Court Foreclosure and Receivership Action
  • Coastline Ohio, LLC v Extended Family Concepts, Inc., Case No. 2010 CV 00917, Stark County Common Pleas Court, Ohio (Adult Care Facility)
  • Advantage Renovations, Inc. v Maui Sands Resort Co., LLC, Case No. 2008 CV 0894, Erie County Common Pleas Court, Ohio (indoor waterpark resort facility)
  • Lake Park Tower OH LLC v Lake Park Towers, LLC, Case No.  CV-12-789829, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Ohio (residential apartment complex)
  • 2115-2121 Ontario Building, LLC v Dolores Anter, Case No.  CV-11-752119, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Ohio (commercial real estate)
  • Northern Trust Bank, FSB v Bolognue Holdings, Inc., Case No.  CV-2011-07-3843, Summit County Common Pleas Court, Ohio (supplier)
  • In re Premium Transportation Staffing, Inc., Case No. 17-50689, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • In re Van Ham Dairy, LLC and In re Van Ham Dairy Leasing, LLC, Case Nos. 10-33231 and 10-36120
  • In re Arts Dairy LLC, Case No. 09-32386, In re Springfield Dairy LLC, Case No. 10−35426
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Successor By Merger To Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A., As Trustee For The Registered Holders Of Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Securities Corp., Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2003-C5 v. Waynesburg Centre, Ltd., et al., Case No.  2012 CV 1294, Stark County Common Pleas Court, Stark County, Ohio
  • In re Dependable Auto Shippers, Inc., Case Number 16-34855, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division
  • U.S. Bank National Association, As Trustee For The Registered Holders Of Banc Of America Commercial Mortgage Inc., Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006 1 v. MMCO, LLC, et al., Case:  CV 16 865052, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Educational Background:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1994
Honors/Awards:
  • Chambers USA recognition as a leading lawyer in the area of Bankruptcy and Restructuring., Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business, for Bankruptcy & Restructuring, 2008
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers, 2020, 2022
  • Top 50: Cleveland Super Lawyers - 2022-Present, 2017-2018
  • Top 100: Ohio Super Lawyers, 2017-Present
  • Top 50: Women Ohio Super Lawyers, 2014-Present
  • Top 25: Women Cleveland Super Lawyers, 2014-Present
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2013-present; Rising Star, 2005-2007, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America - 2023 Cleveland Lawyer of the Year for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2014 Cleveland Lawyer of the Year for Bankruptcy; Recognized since 2010 for Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy Litiga
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Striking Out?  Business Etiquette at Sporting Events and Social Settings," YWCA Women's Leadership Initiative, March 19, 2008., Speaker, "Striking Out? Business Etiquette at Sporting Events and Social Settings", YWCA Women's Leadership Initiative, 2008
  • "Anything But Bankruptcy! Redux: Nonbankruptcy Alternative," American Bankruptcy Institute, 2009. One of the speakers for this presentation during the American Bankruptcy Institute's Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop. The topics discussed ranged from asset sales to specific bankruptcy practices and procedures.
  • "Women in Law," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2014. Served as a panelist in a presentation during the Women in Law Section Meeting.
  • "Take the Risk, Lean In and Move Up!"  3rd Annual Women's in Law & Leadership Conference, 2014. Served as a panelist.
  • "Compensation, Promotion and Leadership Development in the Profession"  Women's Law and Leadership Conference, 2015. Served as a panelist.
  • 4th Annual Case Western Reserve University School of Law Women's Law & Leadership Conference, Dec. 16, 2015. Served as panelist following the Compensation Keynote.
  • Cohen & Company's 2015 CLE Seminar Series, Dec. 17, 2015. Served as speaker regarding Ohio's Amended Receivership Law.
  • "View from the Bench: Procedure to Hot Topics in Bankruptcy to What We Should and Shouldn't See in 2015," Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section Meeting & CLE Presentation, 2016. Served as moderator.
  • 2017 William J. O'Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute, Moderator, "Risky Business: Issues facing the Real Estate, Retail, and Hospitality Businesses," May 4-5, 2017
  • 13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, American Bankruptcy Institute, Panelist, "Ethics: Have I Gone Too Far?," Aug. 5, 2017
  • 2017 WELD (Women for Economic and Leadership Development) Cleveland Chapter, September Leadership Series – Panelist, "Asking for What You Want," Sept. 19, 2017
  • ABI Winter Leadership Conference 2017 - Shark Tank Panel - Presenter, "The Absolute-Priority Rule Should Not Apply to Individual Chapter 11 Debtors" and "In jointly administered, multi-debtor chapter 11 cases, only one impaired clause under the 'plan' has to accept to satisfy 11 U.S.C. Section 1129(a)(10). The Court in Transwest has it right."
  • "Networking, Industry Organizations, and Career Progression," IWIRC on the Lakes Conference (International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation), Wisconsin Dells, Wisc., February 1, 2020
  • "What You Need to Do NOW: COVID-19 SBA Loans & More," Restauranttopia webinar, April 7, 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93JSc5OzZok
  • "The Distressed Commercial Real Estate Conundrum," Applied Business Strategy webinar, Nov. 17, 2020
  • The article addressed the impact of non-bankruptcy law on sales of healthcare institutions under the new BAPCPA changes of 2005., Author, Health Care Hazards and Eleemosynary Elocutions: BAPCPA Changes the Sale of Nonprofit Health Care Assets, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXIV, No. 8, October 2005, 2005
Industry Groups:
  • Agriculture (No Consumer Matters)
  • Commercial Banking
  • Commercial Lending
  • Manufacturing

Office location for Nancy A. Valentine

1100 Superior Avenue E
Suite 1750
Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: 216-930-6107

Selections

13 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2025
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2011

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