Ice Miller Welcomes Nancy Valentine as a Partner in the Firm’s Business Group
Ice Miller LLP proudly announces the arrival of a new partner in its Cleveland office. Nancy A. Valentine has joined the Firm’s Business and Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring groups.
Nancy has a diverse litigation and transactional practice serving Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, privately held companies and individuals. She represents buyers and sellers of middle market businesses in complex transactions. She represents secured creditors, equipment lessors, landlords, and debtors, in bankruptcy and in federal court and state court litigation proceedings, as well as civil litigation, such as receiverships and collection matters. Nancy also has extensive experience with agricultural lending.
In addition, Nancy has handled complex, multi-issue real estate transactions involving industrial farms; lifestyle, shopping mall, and strip centers; hotels; multifamily residential properties; and water parks.
“Nancy has an established reputation in the Cleveland business community as a powerhouse attorney and civic leader,” said Colette Gibbons, office managing partner of Ice Miller’s Cleveland Office. “She has proven time and time again, throughout her career, her dedication to helping clients build, grow and protect their assets.”
Nancy is an active member of the Cleveland business and civic communities. She currently serves as National Vice Chair of IWIRC, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, and will assume the position of Chair of this international organization in October 2016. Nancy is also involved in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and served as Chair of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section.
“Nancy has extensive experience working on complex deals and business transactions and is highly regarded within the industry and within our community,” said Rob Ouellette, vice chair of the firm’s Business group.
Nancy joins a talented team of deal lawyers. Ice Miller’s attorneys are recognized leaders and counselors who get deals done. The firm assists clients in achieving their goals in all types of transactions, financings, entity formations, fund formations and operations and general corporate, contract and business needs. Ice Miller’s clients are public and private businesses and individuals from all over the world; private equity and venture capital funds of all types; banks and other debt providers; angel and high net-worth investors; entrepreneurs; broker dealers, investment advisers and family offices; governmental and quasi-governmental entities and utilities; public and private pension plans, foundations and endowments; insurance companies, colleges and universities; sports leagues and teams; athletes and entertainers. In the past 5 years, the team has formed 30+ funds or fund of funds, and has handled 450+ transactions totaling more than $18 billion.
Nancy is listed in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business
for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, the 2013-16 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers
, including recognition as one of the Top 50 Women in Ohio in 2014, and the 2010-16 editions of The Best Lawyers in America
in the category of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Laws, as well as being listed as “Lawyer of the Year” in the category of Bankruptcy in the 2014 edition. She is also AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics.
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Nancy served as the office managing partner of a Cleveland law firm. She is a regular speaker at women’s leadership events and conferences and is an avid golfer.
About Ice Miller LLP
Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP is an Am Law 200 Firm with a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of legal practice including: corporate, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, environment, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, municipal finance, public affairs and government law. With offices in Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis; New York; and Washington, D.C., the Firm has more than 300 lawyers and 40 paraprofessionals.
This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.