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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

Awards & Recognition

Chambers USA: Real Estate 2005-2015

Chambers USA: Real Estate Nationwide 2015

The Legal 500 United States: Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate 2014-2015

The Legal 500 United States: Real Estate: East Coast 2007-2013

Best Lawyers in America 2013-2015

Top Ten New York Super Lawyers 2012

Top 100 New York Super Lawyers 2010-2013

New York Super Lawyers 2010-2014

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:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Successfully Closing Purchase and Sale Transactions in 2015 - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2015, Thursday, June 04, 2015
Web Segment  Web Segment Closing Complex Transactions - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2015, Monday, June 08, 2015
Commercial Leasing - 17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Thursday, December 03, 2015
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Closing Complex Transactions - Closing Complex Transactions, Monday, June 08, 2015
Commercial Leasing - Commercial Leasing, Thursday, December 03, 2015
Transcripts  Transcripts Closing Complex Transactions - Closing Complex Transactions, Monday, June 08, 2015
Commercial Leasing - Commercial Leasing, Thursday, December 03, 2015
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Closing Complex Transactions - Closing Complex Transactions, Monday, June 08, 2015
Commercial Leasing - Commercial Leasing, Thursday, December 03, 2015
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2015, Thursday, June 18, 2015, New York, NY
17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Friday, December 11, 2015, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2016, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2016, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, New York, NY
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