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Ronald D. Sernau

Ronald D. Sernau

Proskauer Rose LLP

New York, NY, USA


Ronald D. Sernau, co-chair of the Real Estate Department, has more than 25 years of experience in real estate law, representing sophisticated parties in particularly visible transactions involving trophy properties. The community has consistently recognized Ron as a member of the inner circle in New York's real estate industry.

Ron offers clients the insight he has gained by representing opposing interests in similar transactions. He has represented landlords and tenants, lenders and borrowers, purchasers and sellers, equity investors and developers, managers and owners, and brokers and principals. He draws on his experience to address legitimate interests that the opposing party must protect, and to minimize the negotiation of issues that the opposing party can compromise. Ron's clients, some of which have relied on his advice for decades, routinely involve Ron in their strategic decision making.

Ron's clients include a variety of enterprises that are involved with real estate. He represents some of the most prominent real estate developers in New York City in their investments in, and their development of, premier properties. Various businesses, from large publicly traded companies to boutique investment firms, engage Ron to address their real estate concerns. He also has substantial experience in providing general legal advice for luxury retailers, with a particular focus on real estate issues.

Ron created the Proskauer Commercial Leasing System, which automates the commercial leasing process, reducing the processing time for a commercial lease from several weeks to several days. Realcomm, a real estate technology trade organization, awarded Ron with its prize for the best use of technology in real estate law in 2004.

An avid speaker on real estate topics, Ron has appeared before groups sponsored by the Association of the Bar of The City of New York, the New York Hospitality Council, Inc., the New York State Bar Association, the Georgetown Commercial Leasing Institute, CB Richard Ellis, Inc., the Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate, Practising Law Institute, The Real Estate Board of New York, Inc and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He lectures at New York University and his articles have appeared in The New York Law Journal and The National Law Journal.

Related Practices

Real Estate
Real Estate Finance
Private Equity Real Estate
Health Care Industry

Education

Cornell Law School, J.D., 1986
magna cum laude
Order of the Coif

Editor, Cornell Law Review, 1985-1986

Ithaca College, B.S., 1981
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York

Ronald D. Sernau is associated with the following items:
Transcripts  Transcripts Successfully Closing Purchase and Sale Transactions in 2012 - Successfully Closing Purchase and Sale Transactions in 2012, Friday, June 08, 2012
Closing Complex Transactions - Closing Complex Transactions, Monday, June 10, 2013
Closing Complex Transactions - Closing Complex Transactions, Monday, June 09, 2014
Commercial Leasing - Commercial Leasing, Monday, November 24, 2014
Closing Complex Transactions - Closing Complex Transactions, Monday, June 08, 2015
Web Segment  Web Segment Commercial Leasing - Commercial Real Estate Institute 2014 (16th Annual), Monday, November 24, 2014
Closing Complex Transactions - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2015, Monday, June 08, 2015
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Commercial Leasing - Commercial Leasing, Monday, November 24, 2014
Closing Complex Transactions - Closing Complex Transactions, Monday, June 08, 2015
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Commercial Leasing - Commercial Leasing, Monday, November 24, 2014
Closing Complex Transactions - Closing Complex Transactions, Monday, June 08, 2015
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Commercial Real Estate Institute 2014 (16th Annual), Friday, December 05, 2014, New York, NY
Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2015, Thursday, June 18, 2015, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Successfully Closing Purchase and Sale Transactions in 2015 - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2015, Thursday, June 04, 2015
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Tuesday, December 01, 2015, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Commercial Real Estate Institute (17th Annual), Tuesday, December 01, 2015, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Tuesday, December 01, 2015, Philadelphia, PA
17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Tuesday, December 01, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Tuesday, December 01, 2015, New Brunswick , NJ
17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Tuesday, December 01, 2015, Mechanicsburg, PA
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