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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.

MEMBERSHIPS
  • New York City Bar
  • New York State Bar Association

OTHER DISTINCTIONS
  • Best Lawyers in America 2012
  • Top 100 New York Super Lawyers 2010-2011
  • New York Super Lawyers 2010-2011
  • Chambers USA: Real Estate 2005-2012
  • US Legal 500: Real Estate: East Coast 2007-2012
Ronald D. Sernau is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Successfully Closing Purchase and Sale Transactions in 2013 and Leasing Concerns in the Post-Sandy ERA - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2013 , Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Web Segment  Web Segment Closing Complex Transactions - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2013 , Monday, June 10, 2013
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2013: Closing Complex Transactions - Closing Complex Transactions , Monday, June 10, 2013
Transcripts  Transcripts Closing Complex Transactions - Closing Complex Transactions , Monday, June 10, 2013
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2013 - Closing Complex Transactions - Closing Complex Transactions , Monday, June 10, 2013
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2013 , Tuesday, June 18, 2013 , New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014 , Tuesday, June 03, 2014 , New York, NY
Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2013 , Tuesday, June 04, 2013 , New York, NY
Commercial Real Estate Institute (15th Annual) , Thursday, November 21, 2013 , New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014 , Tuesday, June 03, 2014 , New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014 , Tuesday, June 03, 2014 , Pittsburgh, PA
Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014 , Tuesday, June 03, 2014 , Mechanicsburg, PA
Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014 , Tuesday, June 03, 2014 , Philadelphia, PA
Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014 , Tuesday, June 03, 2014 , New Brunswick , NJ
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