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Jerry’s thirty-eight years of real estate, corporate, partnership, employment, construction and other commercial matters along with his extensive mediation training, allows him to bring his experience and training to almost all type of commercial disputes.

In addition, Jerry has also been involved with the building and development of 4,000 apartment units along with the building and developing of 800,000 square feet of shopping centers. He has worked with all aspects of development and building such as land, civil engineering, site work, architecture, bidding on contracts, working with contractors and subcontractors.


  • New York University School of Law, LLM (Taxation) 1973
  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D. Cum Laude, 1971
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha, B.S.B.A, 1967

Mediation Training:

  • Basic Mediation Training, 30 hours, 2006
  • ADR Workshop, University of Windsor in affiliation with Notre Dame University, 2007
  • Advanced ADR Workshop, University of Windsor in affiliation with Norte Dame University, 2007

Bar Admissions:

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Section on Dispute Resolution
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Former President, Jewish Federation of Omaha
  • Board of Directors, Jewish Federation Foundation
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)
  • Midwest Real Estate News Advisory Board
  • Commercial Real Estate Workshop (CREW), Chair
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Government Affairs Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Nebraska Real Estate License
  • Iowa Real Estate Licenses 
  • American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Vice Chair

Practice Areas:

  • Business
  • Corporate
  • Partnerships
  • Employment
  • Construction
  • Real Estate, planning, zoning, development, finance and leasing
  • Consumer Debt Finance


  • “Mediating the Commercial Lease Dispute,” ACREL Fall Papers 2007, primary author
  • “Commercial Leases, ” Nebraska Continuing Legal Education Real Estate Practice Manual, 2005, primary author
  • “Water Rights & Wetlands: Where is the Law Flowing?,” Omaha Land and Development Conference Manual, 2006, co-author

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Commercial Real Estate Development & Investment Fundamentals, Sterling Education Services Seminar, 2006
  • “Tools for Successful Development,” Midwest Real Estate News conference, 2007
  • “How do I get out of this lease?,” American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), 2007 & Commercial Real Estate Workshop, 2008
  • “Everyday Mediation: An introduction to alternative dispute resolution”, Omaha Downtown Rotary Club, 2008
  • “How to Resolve Construction, Contractor and Homeowners Disputes without Litigation,”  Metro Omaha Builders Association (MOBA), 2008
  • "Understanding Mediation & the AIA A201-2007 Document Changes, How to Resolve & Prevent Construction Disputes without Litigation,”  Metro Omaha Builders Association (MOBA), general membership presentation, 2009
  • Mediating the Commercial Lease Dispute - April 23rd at the Heartland Regional Conference of Mediators in Omaha, NE.