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Sherry M. Ruiz*

1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Sharon Lawson

Sherry M. Ruiz is a senior paralegal in the corporate and real estate practice areas in the Toledo office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.  Sherry facilitates due diligence and closings for multi-million dollar transactions; assists with mergers and acquisitions, financial work-outs and restructuring; and assists in commercial and residential real estate development.  Sherry has a high level of business client contact and service; she participates in proceedings challenging the real estate tax valuation of property and tax exemption appeals; participates in and prepares for hearings before Plan Commission, Zoning Commission and legislative bodies.  Sherry prepares and files applications for parcel splits; prepares a variety of documents related to real estate transactions, commercial loan financing, and construction loan financing; consults with title companies and survey firms; reviews title commitments, title endorsements, surveys and phase one environmental site assessments.  She also prepares purchase and sale agreements; summarizes and prepares leases; attends and assists with closings; prepares UCC financing statements, amendments and termination statements; coordinates recording and filing of documents in state and local offices; conducts public record searches; facilitates details of closing transactions with various parties to ensure documents are organized, complete and accurate; reviews loan documents; prepares corporate filings, resolutions and certificates.  Additionally, Sherry maintains corporate minute books; obtains tax identification numbers for corporate clients; coordinates with law firms in management of bankruptcy proceedings in connection with the sale of real estate and related matters; tracks pertinent dates in connection with transactions; assists with training of new associates and completes all assignments as required.

Sherry has experience in both private practice and the corporate sector, reporting directly to General Counsel.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Paralegal Association of Northwest Ohio

* Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Shumaker professional not admitted to practice law.

Alternate biographies





  • M.P.A., The University of Toledo, 1993
  • B.S., Legal Services, The University of Toledo, 1988
  • A.A.S., Legal Assisting Technology, The University of Toledo, 1980

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