J. Peter Millon

J. Peter Millon

About Peter

Pete joined the firm in March of 2013 after three years of developing his practice at the law offices of Cline, Cook, & Wiesenberger, Co., L.P.A. in Toledo, Ohio. Pete focuses on a wide range of real estate and corporate matters, such as entity formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, succession planning, as well as drafting and negotiating contracts of all types.

After graduating from Perrysburg High School, he continued his education at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky before returning to Northwest Ohio to attend the University Of Toledo College Of Law. He maintains an active presence in the Toledo Bar Association as co-chair of the Young Lawyers Committee. In 2014 Pete proudly accepted a nomination as a fellow to the Ohio State Bar Foundation. In addition to his legal practice, he proudly serves as a trustee for the Order of the Elves, a local charity committed to improving the lives of the youth of Toledo.


  • Ohio State Bar Association

  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Fellow

  • Toledo Bar Association

  • Toledo Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee, Co-Chair

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • Order of the Elves, Trustee

  • The First Tee- Lake Erie, Board Chair


  • Centre College (B.A. 2006)

  • University of Toledo College of Law (J.D. 2009)

  • University of Toledo College of Law Moot Court,

  • Regional Team (2008)

  • Regional Team Coach (2009)

Bar Admissions

  • All Ohio Courts

  • All Kentucky Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

A decision in the trial court is rarely the end of the litigation process. When selecting an attorney for an appeal, it is vital to obtain counsel who will be successful at the appellate level. Our attorneys routinely prosecute and defend appeals in the Ohio Supreme Court, various Ohio intermediate appellate courts, and administrative appeals in a variety of judicial and regulatory forums.

Asset Protection

There are various means to utilize to protect client assets. Our preferred approach is to be proactive and establish a plan in advance of any credit problems. We also work with clients who are facing imminent creditor problems to preserve assets.

Banking and Financial Institutions

The attorneys at Spengler Nathanson have over sixty years of experience representing banks and other financial institutions in connection with all phases of banking law and operations, including loan document creation, collections, repossessions and foreclosures.

Banking Disputes

Financial institutions are heavily regulated, creating the potential for claims by overseeing governmental bodies and members of the public. Our attorneys are familiar with the myriad of regulations which affect the banking industry and can respond to these claims effectively and efficiently.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Protection

Our attorneys help companies and individuals address the issues and take advantage of the opportunities which exist in todays markets. Our clients include banks, manufacturers, distributors, health care providers, and retail merchants.

Business and Corporate Law

Our attorneys assist clients with entity formation and the drafting of organizational documents for such businesses as limited liability companies, for-profit corporations, and non-profit entities. We also counsel new and established businesses and corporations regarding mergers, acquisitions, compliance, taxation issues, corporate governance, and a variety of other areas.

Commercial and Residential Leasing

Our attorneys are adept at both the commercial and residential aspects of real estate leasing law. We will prepare or review your lease, carefully explain the contents, and assist in the negotiations of its terms. We have handled numerous commercial and residential leasing transactions for landlords, developers, and tenants.

Commercial Collections

Recovery of business debt is a reality of any business. Spengler Nathanson attorneys can assist you in your efforts recover monies owed to your business, in compliance with all federal and state collection laws, or make a determination that a collection effort is not warranted.

Commercial Disputes

Commercial law regulates corporate contracts, hiring practices, and the manufacture and sales of consumer goods. Our attorneys provide valuable legal counsel when commercial disputes arise. We have effectively represented corporations, partnerships, agencies, joint ventures and franchises in a myriad of disputes.

Commercial Law

Commercial law is a body of law that regulates the conduct of persons, merchants, and businesses who are engaged in trade, sales, and commerce. Also known as business law, our commercial law attorneys are experienced in a subject that interacts with many other areas of law .

Competitive Bidding

With our extensive background in public law, our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable about Ohio’s competitive bid laws. We often advise school districts and other public clients regarding the situations in which bidding is required, the selection of qualifying bids, and the strengths or weaknesses of challenges to the bid process, and further have successfully defended against such challenges in court.

Compliance & Governance

Compliance is an important part of any governance framework. It sets and maintains a culture that steers the actions, operations, and outcomes of companies, medical practices, and entire health systems. Whether you are building a compliance program from the ground up or making adjustments as part of a regular assessment, our attorneys can be your skilled resource.

Construction and Lien Law

Our attorneys have broad experience in construction and lien law, from the planning stage through completion and, when needed, dispute resolution. We have represented homebuilders, developers, homeowners, condominium developers, general contractors, architects, engineers, surveyors, construction managers, financial institutions, investors, landlords and tenants, municipalities, and title, bond and liability insurers.

Construction Disputes and Claims

When a construction project does not go according to plan, claims are likely. Our attorneys have represented all parties in the construction arena, including architects, engineers, surveyors, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors, in claims arising out of the construction of residences, commercial buildings, roadways, bridges, landfills, sanitary sewers, waterlines and public water supply systems.

Contract Disputes

Our attorneys have considerable experience representing clients in connection with all types of contract disputes, written or verbal. If you think you have a contract and feel the other party has not lived up to their end of the deal, we will help you to determine whether a contract exists and whether or not it is capable of enforcement.

Elder Law

Our attorneys work with clients and their caregivers, where applicable, to provide the appropriate means to protect elderly clients from potential problems related to their assets and their physical well-being. Issues we can assist with can include Medicaid planning and estate planning, asset protection and assistance with issues related to in-home or nursing home care.

Family Limited Partnerships

Our attorneys can help form a Family Limited Partnership in conjunction with estate planning and the asset protection process, where appropriate. With careful planning and a legitimate business purpose a family limited partnership can be a very effective way to achieve the leveraged transfer of assets from one generation to the next.


The firm regularly represents banks and other creditors in both consumer and commercial foreclosures. Services provided include all steps of the process from work-outs to sheriff’s sales to deficiency collections. Local rules on foreclosures have recently changed and our attorneys can help clients navigate in the changing foreclosure climate.


Our attorneys have experience handling various aspects of landlord/tenant relationships—both residential and commercial. From drafting and advising on leases, renting policies, tenant notices, counseling landlords as tenant issues arise, and handling eviction proceedings and litigation. We can be a resource for both landlords and tenants alike.


Spengler Nathanson attorneys have mediated innumerable disputes before court-appointed mediators and mediators selected and retained by the parties to a dispute. Mediation can often result in a resolution of a claim and our attorneys are experienced in all phases of the mediation and arbitration process.


Our attorneys work with clients in the application of Medicaid law, with the primary focus being on planning in advance of the need for Medicaid assistance.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our attorneys represent a wide range of businesses in connection with the development of growth strategies, including mergers and acquisitions. From planning to drafting and from negotiating to closing, we will assist you with all of your growth needs. We often use a team approach so that each of your specified growth needs, whether tax, environmental, ERISA, or labor is addressed in a timely and efficient manner.

Nonprofit Organizations

Our attorneys will help you organize to qualify for non-profit status if your corporation benefits the public, a specific group of individuals or the membership. Some of the non-profits we have represented include: religious organizations, charitable organizations, political organizations, metropolitan parks, credit unions and membership clubs.

Provider and Hospital / System Alignment

Spengler Nathanson attorneys help systems and individual providers alike find the best way to coordinate efforts to improve the care experience, improve the health of patient populations, and reduce the cost of care. If you are seeking assistance with your practice or system, we can help.

Real Estate

Our attorneys represent owners, builders, contractors, developers, landlords, and tenants in all types of real estate transactions, whether residential, commercial, industrial, retail, or office, and as to all types of administrative matters, including building and fire code compliance matters. We have extensive experience in acquisitions, financing, leasing, development, construction, and sales.

Strategy and Healthcare Innovations

The healthcare industry is ever-changing and with change comes innovation. Spengler Nathanson attorneys stand ready to be a strategic and innovative partner for many players within the industry, from health systems and providers to business start-ups.

Wealth Preservation

Our attorneys have extensive experience in connection with the use of creative and sophisticated techniques and plans to help you retain the wealth you have accumulated, while also planning for the transfer of that wealth to the next generations while minimizing or eliminating the tax you might otherwise have to pay in connection with a transfer upon your death.

Workers Compensation Claims

Spengler Nathanson has an active workers compensation practice, representing employers in administrative hearings before the Industrial Commission and on appeals in court. We represent public and private employers, including school systems and counsel employers on the advisability of contesting claims and on ways to resolve problem claims.

Zoning and Land Use

Our attorneys represent clients in matters of rezoning, planned unit developments, conditional use permits, zoning variances, and other growth management permit and development order issues. Our clients have included local governments, trusts, partnerships, property owners, and developers of residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use community projects.