Russell B. Bershad - Gibbons  P.C.

Russell B. Bershad

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Russell Bershad is the Co-Chair of the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and leads the transactional real estate practice, which is ranked in Tier 1 nationally by US News & World Report/Best Lawyers. 

Mr. Bershad is one of eleven "Band 1" real estate attorneys in New Jersey recognized by Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and was recently listed by News Funnel as one of the top five real estate attorneys in New Jersey. He has been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 attorneys (all fields) in New Jersey and as a "Super Lawyer" in real estate for many years. He was also elected for membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Mr. Bershad has practiced exclusively as a real estate attorney for 35 years focusing on acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing, and development projects.

Additional Information

Other Court Admissions — United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
University of PennsylvaniaBA 1973Rutgers The State University of New Jersey CamdenJ.D. 1977
American College of Real Estate Lawyers New Jersey State Bar AssociationFlorida State Bar Association Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Law Alert blog National Association Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Real Estate Finance Law, Seton Hall University Law School

Client Comments

"Mr. Bershad is indispensable in providing legal advice on all real estate matters within our firm. He is attentive, competent, and addresses complex legal issues from a practical business perspective. He works extremely well with other law firms and financial institutions during complex negotiations."

-Joseph Panepinto, Sr.
President & CEO
Panepinto Properties, Inc.

"Russell is an excellent RE advisor with very good communication skills."

-George Martin
Vice Chairman
Savills Studley, Inc.

"Mr. Bershad has an outstanding grasp of business issues as well as the legal ramifications of a decision. He is responsive any time of the day or night and on weekends."

-Joseph Panepinto, Sr.
President & CEO
Panepinto Properties, Inc.

Office Location

One Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5310
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Newark Metro Area
Russell B. Bershad has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law (Commercial, Condominiums, Development, Finance, Joint Ventures, Office Buildings, Real Property Law, Shopping Center Transactions, Tax Certiorari, Title Matters, Transactions)