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Nicholas D. Malone

1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Sherry Okorowski

Corporate clients turn to Nick for his pragmatic and results-oriented approach to transactional work. Whether he is representing clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, business formation, capitalization and governance, or any number of other corporate matters, Nick’s ability to get to know and work with his clients in order to better determine and understand their priorities and ultimate goals, both short- and long-term, allows him to achieve the results his clients are seeking.

Clients benefit from Nick’s exposure to and experience with a wide variety of transactions in various industries, including healthcare, commercial real estate, manufacturing, and technology. He has extensive experience representing both buyers and sellers of private businesses, and has advised clients with respect to the formation, capitalization and governance of multiple complex joint ventures. Additionally, Nick has substantial experience in:

  • Entity formation
  • Corporate structuring
  • Debt and equity investment arrangements
  • Commercial financing
  • Commercial transactions
  • Negotiation of employment and independent contractor agreements

His practice also includes general commercial transactions, contract negotiations, liquor law, securities law, and representation of health systems, health system business units and other tax-exempt organizations.

With nearly 15 years of experience, Nick enjoys giving back to Toledo, the city where he was born and raised, by collaborating and working with local clients.

Representative Matters

  • Formation and wind-down of multiple $100+ million joint ventures among a healt care property focused real estate investment trust and various facility operators, developers, health systems, and physicians’ groups.
  • $112 million secured loan facility between a national banking association and health care property joint venture.
  • Assumption and renegotiation of in excess of $750 million in secured debt in connection with acquisition of a publicly-traded seniors housing operator.
  • $5 million sale of privately-held industrial cleaning, emergency response and waste transfer and disposal concern.
  • Formation and capitalization of multimillion dollar technology investment fund, including investments from public and private-sector tax exempt organizations and unsecured governmental agency financing.


  • Ohio Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2018
  • Toledo Business Journal, "Who's Who in Toledo Area Law"

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Ohio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Harbor Behavioral Health, Board of Directors
  • Notre Dame Club of Toledo, President
  • Toledo Junior Bar Executive Committee, Member; Past-President
  • Toledo Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee, past Chairman

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 2004
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2001

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 2004



2018 Rising Stars bio