Nancy J. Heller, Of Counsel

Nancy J. Heller is a business attorney committed to excellence in counseling companies and individuals. After attending New York University Washington Square and University College, she obtained her law degree from New York University School of Law. Prior to joining Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA, Nancy clerked in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and affiliated with prominent law firms in New Jersey and Ohio over a 12 year period.

Since joining Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA in 2000, she has developed creative problem solving, tailored to small-to-medium sized businesses and the individuals affiliated with them. She represents individuals and businesses in the food, restaurant and hospitality industries. She also represents debtors and creditors, facilitates workouts, drafts, negotiates, and enforces contracts, solves business problems, documents purchases and sales of businesses and business assets, and counsels and implements business start-ups and liquidations.

Restaurant Law:

The start-up, purchase or sale of a restaurant or other food related business may offer unique challenges. Nancy helps both entrepreneurs and established food professionals realize their dreams in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Services include incorporation of restaurants and food related businesses, assistance with leasing or purchasing facilities and equipment, liquor license issues, employment contracts, sale or purchase of a business, recipe protection, and organizing other aspects of the business.


Litigation often occurs as a reaction to poorly drafted documents. Nancy brings her many years of complex litigation experience to bear on the content and concept of every document she drafts. Quality writing is the key to avoiding disputes and expensive litigation, and no business situation is too small to justify a well written agreement.

General Corporate:

A solid foundation will support a successful business. Nancy helps individuals realize their corporate dreams by filing their incorporation papers – and more important – taking the time and effort to help them get a solid corporate foundation under them as they head out into the thicket of the business world.

Business Mediation:

Sometimes, the best litigation is avoiding litigation in the first place by utilizing a private mediator and working together to resolve contentious issues. Nancy has succeeded in using business mediation to obtain positive results and spare clients the trauma and expense of litigation.

Nancy Heller and the law firm of Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA – because crossing your fingers doesn’t work.