Jack Fersko

Jack Fersko

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

Recognized since 2007

Roseland, New Jersey

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

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Mr. Fersko is the Chair of the firm's Real Estate Department. His practice reflects his extensive experience as a commercial real estate and general business lawyer. His legal services emphasize industrial and commercial real estate activities, with a particular focus on industrial leasing, project financing, sustainable development and alternative energy initiatives, urban redevelopment, and the impact of environmental laws on commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition and redevelopment of environmentally contaminated sites. He has successfully negotiated numerous real estate agreements involving complex environmental transactional issues and related insurance agreements.

Mr. Fersko’s participation in high-value real estate transactions in New Jersey includes his leading a team of lawyers as real estate, land use and public finance counsel to a major private equity firm, his involvement in one of the largest portfolio sales of industrial real estate to be completed in New Jersey in recent years, and his key role throughout the planning, financing and construction phases of one of the country’s largest roof-mounted solar energy installations.

In response to the expansion of New Jersey’s legal medical marijuana program and possible enactment of an adult-use recreational program, Mr. Fersko is prepared to meet the needs of both existing and future clients by providing counsel related to the business and legal impacts of a New Jersey-based cannabis industry.

Mr. Fersko also counsels clients on transactional issues and funding options related to green building and solar development and the impact of these initiatives on leases and other agreements, including the negotiation and drafting of Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreements (EPC) and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA).

Mr. Fersko joined the firm in January 2012. He was previously chair of the Real Estate & Redevelopment practice group at Farer Fersko.

Since the 1990’s, Mr. Fersko has been coordinating, moderating and lecturing at comprehensive annual seminars addressing a variety of transactional and leasing issues for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Throughout his career, he has chaired and presented programs for groups including the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, NAIOP, the American and New Jersey State Bar Associations and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Fersko has also been a guest lecturer at Monmouth University’s Kislak Real Estate Institute, and has been invited to lecture at New York University and Columbia University’s graduate school real estate programs.

  • 75 Livingston Avenue
    Roseland, NJ 07068-3701
  • Ohio Northern University, J.D., graduated 1978
  • Marietta College, B.A., graduated 1975
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, NJ - 1979
  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers - Fellow; Chair, Programs Committee; past Chair, Changes in the Profession Task Force Committee; Chair, Energy Subcommittee of Land Use and Environmental Committee; past Chair, Land Use and Environmental Committee; past member, Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association - Member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; member, Corporate Sponsorship Committee; Chair, Government Submissions Task Force; member, Green Leasing Task Force; member, Section of Environment, Energy and Re
  • Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association - Member, Executive Committee
  • NAIOP NJ Chapter - Member, Legal Action Committee; member, Energy & Sustainability Committee; member, Legislative Committee; past member, Board of Trustees
  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Member, Cannabis Law Committee Executive Committee, Co-Chair of Corporate-Transactional Subcommittee; Member, Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee
  • Rutgers Business School Center for Real Estate - Member, Advisory Board
  • Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel - Past President
  • NAIOP - Member; Former Chair, Environmental and Infrastructure Committee

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Real Estate Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Real Estate Law, Newark (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Real Estate Law
Special Focus:
  • Commercial
  • COVID-19
  • Development
  • Environmental
  • Industrial
  • Real Property Law
  • Tax Certiorari
  • Recipient of the NAIOP-NJ Industry Service Award (2006)
  • Recipient of the NAIOP-NJ President’s Award (2005)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law

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