Nancy A. Valentine, a partner in Ice Miller’s Cleveland office, has a diverse litigation and transactional practice serving Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, privately held companies and individuals. She routinely 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 has extensive experience with agricultural lending. In addition, she 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 frequently managed teams of attorneys on large matters, such as a $100M distressed loan package which required refinancing, restructuring, sales, federal district court litigation, and the coordination of simultaneous bankruptcy cases.
Nancy is an active member of the Cleveland business and civic communities. She currently serves as Chair of IWIRC's Northeast Ohio Network, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation and assumed 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 is listed in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business for Bankruptcy/ Restructuring, the 2013-17 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers®, including recognition on the following Super Lawyers® lists: Top 50 Women Ohio in 2014 and 2017;Top 50 Cleveland in 2017; Top 25 Women Cleveland in 2017; and Top 100 Ohio in 2017. She was also listed in 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.