Jerry M. Slusky

Jerry M. Slusky

Smith Pauley LLP

Recognized since 2003

Omaha, Nebraska

Practice Areas

Litigation - Real Estate

Real Estate Law

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Jerry M. Slusky, Esq.
Smith Gardner Slusky Law
8712 W. Dodge Road, Suite 400
Omaha, Nebraska 68114

Mr. Slusky is a partner in Smith Gardner Slusky Law, L.L.C. Prior to that time, Mr. Slusky had been a shareholder, director and principal of Gross & Welch, P.C., and a partner with the Omaha office of Kutak Rock. Mr. Slusky serves local and regional clients in real estate and related matters. He is a member of the Omaha Bar, Nebraska Bar, Iowa Bar and Florida Bar Associations and holds a Nebraska Real Estate Brokers License. Mr. Slusky is known for his expertise in real estate planning, zoning, development, financing and leasing. His experience includes having served as Vice President of Development for Noddle Development Company, an Omaha-based retail shopping center developer. As adjunct professor of law at Creighton University School of Law from 1990-1996, Mr. Slusky taught real estate planning, development and taxation. In 1990, while teaching at Creighton Law, Mr. Slusky founded the Commercial Real Estate Workshop (“CREW”) which he has continued to chair for 23 years. CREW has become the Midwest’s largest and most informative real estate law conference and is annually attended by over 500 commercial real estate professionals, including brokers, developers, lenders, title insurance professionals, attorneys, appraisers, government officials and engineers. In 2003, Mr. Slusky was elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). He’s one of six Nebraskans to be named to the College. Mr. Slusky was recognized by Chambers & Partners’ legal publication, “America’s Leading Business Lawyers Client Guide,” for his extensive experience in real estate including zoning, municipal law and finance matters, tax appeals and tax-deferred transactions. He was voted among the best lawyers in the United States by Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2012 directory, and has been recognized by Omaha Magazine as “One of Omaha’s Best Real Estate Attorneys.” Mr. Slusky was appointed as a member of the Midwest Real Estate News Advisory Board in 2004. In addition to his legal training and experiences, Mr. Slusky is a trained mediator who has studied with the Office of Dispute Resolution, and most recently undertook the intensive mediation training workshops offered by the internationally recognized leader in the field of mediation, ADR Chambers, through the University of Windsor in Toronto.

Admitted: Nebraska Bar Association
U.S. Tax Court
Florida Bar Association
Iowa Bar Association

Education: L.L.M. (Taxation), New York University School of Law
Juris Doctor, cum laude, Creighton University
B.S.B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha

Professional Memberships:
Nebraska Bar Association; Florida Bar Association; Iowa Bar Association; American Bar Association; Omaha Bar Association; Nebraska Real Estate Broker License; Iowa Real Estate Broker License; International Council of Shopping Centers, Government Affairs Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers; American College of Real Estate lawyers (ACREL); Nebraska Mediation Association; Past President of Jewish Federation of Omaha; Board of Directors of Jewish Federation Foundation.

Publications: “Mediating the Commercial Lease Dispute,” ACREL Fall Papers 2007, Practical Real Estate Lawyer, July 2008, 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 2009, Heartland Regional Conference of Mediators

Contact & Links
  • Blackstone Plaza, Suite 1000
    3555 Farnam Street
    Omaha, NE 68131

Smith Pauley LLP
Headquarters: Omaha, Nebraska

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law
Special Focus:
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Planned Real Estate
  • Zoning
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Arbitration
  • Corporate Law
  • Mediation


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