Russo and Rieke, LLC is a Real Estate and Business Law Office serving the Cleveland, OH, and the greater Cleveland area including Cuyahoga County, Lorain County, Medina County, Summit County, Lake County and Geauga County.

Real estate matters present some of the most challenging legal and management issues. From today’s fast pace and quick closing timeframes to resolving complex real estate issues, sophisticated real estate clients need knowledgeable and resourceful real estate attorneys to provide advice and guidance. At Russo and Rieke, LLC, we work with you in all phases of real estate purchases, sales, ownership, management, financing, and development. We work with all types of businesses, large and small, throughout Ohio.  

Led by Partners Angelo Russo and Michael Rieke, Russo and Rieke, LLC will stand with you to help you with all of your real estate legal needs. We have substantial experience in commercial, retail, industrial, and residential development projects. Our attorneys are involved in all phases of real estate development, finance (including owner financing and land contracts), and operations. We have comprehensive experience with acquisitions, sales, permitting, construction, leasing, financing, and property operations and management. We will be there from start to finish - we aren’t satisfied until you are satisfied.  

Our attorneys are knowledgeable and in contact with capital markets and we provide our clients with creative solutions to their financial needs. We deal with and resolve complex real estate issues, as well as what our clients would see as routine real estate issues. We provide practical insights based on our experience and expertise always keeping our clients in mind. We work to help you achieve your goals without over-staffing or creating undue complications. Our real estate services include, but are not limited to:

  • Commercial and residential sales and acquisitions;
  • Commercial and residential leasing for landlords and tenants;
  • Land contracts and lease options;- both commercial and residential transactions;
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution;
  • Forcible entry and detainer (eviction) actions;
  • Foreclosure actions;
  • Quiet title actions;
  • Partition actions;
  • Foreclosure defense, loan modification and deed-in-lieu;
  • Representation for property violations;
  • Property tax appeals;
  • Zoning and land use;
  • Assistance with debt and equity financing from private placement loans to conventional finances;
  • Loan workouts and restructuring;
  • Long-term business planning/structuring;
  • Owner Financing or carryback mortgages;
  • Assisting For Sale By Owner (FSBO) clients with all negotiations and paperwork.


The Attorneys at Russo and Rieke, LLC are ready to assist you with these services along with any other business law & commercial litigation legal needs.