Nicholaus E. Johnson

Associate

Clients expecting cost-effective and comprehensive representation seek out Nicholaus Johnson for sound advice throughout their complex business and real estate transactions.

Nicholaus provides a wide range of legal services to both privately owned and publicly traded clients. From entity formation and structuring to debt and equity financing to mergers and acquisitions, his clients trust him to bring a wealth of knowledge to each situation. Additionally, he assists clients with drafting and negotiating complex agreements and real estate transactions. Nicholaus strategically resolves legal and practical matters with individualized attention and passion to ensure his clients’ satisfaction.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • California Lawyers Association, Tax Section
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law and Tax Sections
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Barrister’s Club, Board Member, 2018-present
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Lawyers in the Library, Volunteer, 2017-present
  • California Law Review, Associate Editor, 2015–2017
  • East Bay Community Law Center – Housing Clinic, Certified Law Student, 2016

Honors & Rankings

  • Sacramento Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2019
  • Order of the Coif
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in Civil Trial Practice
  • Prosser Award for Academic Excellence in Federal Income Taxation
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Research and Writing
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable David I Brown & Honorable Raymond M. Cadei, Superior Court of California, Sacramento, Law and Motion, Summer 2015
  • Researched and drafted comprehensive technical memoranda advising on operational formalities, self-governance, and regulatory compliance.
  • Researched and produced bench memoranda for the Honorable David I. Brown and the Honorable Raymond M. Cadei on the full range of pretrial motions.
  • Certified law student representing low-income clients in unlawful detainer actions in Alameda County; work included drafting pleadings, responding to and serving discovery, negotiations with opposing counsel, and trial preparation.

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Nicholaus grew up in the Sacramento area attending Jesuit High School and swimming competitively on the now DART at Sacramento swim team. He continued swimming competitively for the University of Southern California throughout his collegiate career. As a result, Nicholaus now instinctively applies the personal dedication, goal-oriented mindset, and driven work ethic he mastered while swimming to achieve successful solutions for his clients.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • California Lawyers Association, Tax Section
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law and Tax Sections
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Barrister’s Club, Board Member, 2018-present
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Lawyers in the Library, Volunteer, 2017-present
  • California Law Review, Associate Editor, 2015–2017
  • East Bay Community Law Center – Housing Clinic, Certified Law Student, 2016

Honors & Rankings

  • Sacramento Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2019
  • Order of the Coif
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in Civil Trial Practice
  • Prosser Award for Academic Excellence in Federal Income Taxation
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Research and Writing
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable David I Brown & Honorable Raymond M. Cadei, Superior Court of California, Sacramento, Law and Motion, Summer 2015