Spiros has been actively engaged in general and commercial litigation
practice for 25 years. In addition to general and commercial litigation,
his expertise includes real estate law, construction law, probate law, business law
and corporate law, municipal corporation law, and personal injury.
Spiros is a member of the Akron Bar Association, the Ohio State
Bar Association, and its Real Property Law Section, and the American
Bar Association and its Business Law Section. He is also a member
of the Medina County and Wayne County Bar Associations. Spiros is
a member of the Summit County Trial Lawyers Association. Spiros
has received a performance rating "B" (from high to very
high legal ability rating) and "V" (very high ethical
standards rating) from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory established
by confidential opinions from members of the Bar. Spiros has been recognized as one of Ohio
Super Lawyers™ in 2006,2007, and 2008 as voted by his peers and published in Cincinnati Magazine.
Spiros was admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and the
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio in 1984; U.S. Court
of Appeals, Sixth Circuit in 2001; U.S. Supreme Court in 2002.
Spiros is a graduate of the University of Akron (B.S., 1980), with
a concentration in tax and accounting. Spiros attended the University
of Akron College of Law (J.D., 1984). As a community servant, Spiros
served for ten years as a board member for a not-for-profit mental
health organization and provided pro bono legal service as a clients'
rights officer. Spiros also provided pro bono legal services (wills,
powers of attorney, living wills, durable powers of attorney for
health care) and legal advice to young soldiers in the area who
were called to active duty as a result of the September 11, 2001
terrorist attacks. Additional pro bono legal services were provided
by Spiros while participating in "Write A Will Day" as
part of the "Leave a Legacy Program" to benefit employees
of Akron Children's Hospital. Spiros also participates in the Mentor
Program by and between the Akron Bar Association and the University
of Akron Law School. Presently, Spiros participates in the budget
and finance committee of the local PTA. Spiros and his wife Denise
have two sons, Nicholas and Adam, and reside in Doylestown, Ohio.
Foreign language spoken and written: Fluent in Greek.
Interests: Youth soccer coach and seniors soccer coach and
player. Plays in a softball and volleyball league.
Representative transactions and litigation include:
- Representation of municipal corporation owner of multi-million
dollar minor league baseball stadium.
- Representation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
in non-judicial foreclosure proceedings including conducting sale
and participation in closing.
- Representation of a health care facility with approximately
70,000 square feet of commercial space in default and workout
with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and
the U.S. Department of Justice and local municipality.
- Extensive probate/estate work and estate planning and related
litigation, involving trusts, estates and guardianships.
- Construction law and reported cases, representing homeowners,
materialmen, subcontractors, contractors, architects, and developers
and issues with respect to mechanic's liens, both commercial and
- Transactional matters involving public and private projects,
including representing a municipal corporation and work-out in
litigation with limited partnership involving large facility,
involving UDAG development agreement, minimum payment in lieu
of taxes, condominium and security agreements.
- Litigation involving large industrial/commercial sites and removing
- Representation of lenders and individuals in prosecuting foreclosures
and in defense of foreclosure actions.
- Representation of various small and medium size corporations
and other business entities for transactional matters such as
buy-sell agreements, incorporations, employee handbooks, and purchase
of land to establish North American headquarters of a foreign
corporation, and in litigation involving minority shareholders,
dissolution and enforcing covenants not to compete.
- Involved in litigation representing sellers, buyers, brokers,
and insurers relating to real estate issues involving purchase
agreements, boundary disputes, easements, land contracts, leases,
specific performance, options to purchase, appropriation, zoning.
- Representing of a developer in defense of a claim made by an
investor of an oral investment agreement that was litigated for
almost 10 years and ultimately concluded favorably for the developer
after arguing the case before the Ohio Supreme Court.
- Litigated and negotiated numerous personal injury claims.
- Arbitration and mediator, Summit County.
Skidmore & Associates provides legal services for clients in Akron, Barberton, Bath, Canal Fulton, Canton, Copley, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Green, Hudson, Jackson Twp., Lakemore, Macedonia, Massillon, North Canton, Norton, Peninsula, Springfield Twp., Stow, Twinsburg, Wadsworth, Wooster, Cuyahoga County, Portage County Stark County, Summit County, Wayne County, and Medina County.