Jack Fersko is a partner of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLP where he Co-Chairs the firm's Real Estate Department and serves on the firm's Management Committee.
Jack has over thirty-five years of experience as a commercial real estate and general business lawyer. His legal services emphasize industrial and commercial real estate activities, urban redevelopment, financing, the impact of environmental laws on real estate and business transactions, alternative energy and cannabis law. He has successfully negotiated many real estate agreements involving complex environmental transactional issues and related insurance agreements. He counsels clients on issues related to green building and sustainable development initiatives such as solar installations and their impact on leases and other agreements.
Jack is a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), to which only a select number of New Jersey attorneys have been invited to membership. Jack serves on ACREL's Program Committee and is a former member of the Board of Governors and past Chair of the organization's Land Use and Environmental Committee.
Jack has chaired and participated on numerous committees of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and the New Jersey Home Builders Association. NAIOP selected Jack to receive its 2006 Industry Service Award. He is Past Chair of NAIOP’s National Environmental and Infrastructure Committee, and serves on the New Jersey Chapter's Board of Trustees.
Jack is a member of the American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (former Group Chair of the Leasing Group), the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association (IOREBA). He served as President of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel.
Jack lectures and writes extensively on real estate and redevelopment law for organizations including the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), the American Bar Association, ACREL and NAIOP. He is the editor of – and a contributor to – ICLE’s two volume treatise on “Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey.” He has written chapters on environmental insurance for the ABA publication “Brownfields – A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property,” and on environmental issues in sales and leases for the “Commercial Real Estate Transactions Handbook,” Aspen Press, among many other publications.
Jack graduated from Marietta College with a B.A. in 1975, and received his J.D. from Ohio Northern University in 1978. He is named in “Best Lawyers in America,” as a leader in real estate and land use law in the Chambers USA Guide, as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey by “SuperLawyers” and is accorded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV Pre-Eminent rating.