Russell B. Bershad

Russell B. Bershad

Of Counsel, Real Property

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Mr. Bershad has been a commercial real estate attorney for more than 40 years. He has been the lead attorney on some of the most significant real estate transactions in New Jersey.

Mr. Bershad is one of fourteen “Band 1” real estate attorneys in New Jersey listed in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He was listed in NJBIZ magazine’s 2016 “Power 75 Real Estate List” of leading individuals in real estate in New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Bershad was included on the New Jersey Super Lawyers “Real Estate Lawyers of the Year” list for the Newark region in 2017 and on the broader New Jersey Super Lawyers list in real estate for over a dozen years. He has been included on Best Lawyers® lists for many years and is one of a select group of New Jersey lawyers elected for membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Mr. Bershad is the immediate Past Chair of the Gibbons Real Property Group, which he led for over 15 years. Mr. Bershad continues to lead the transactional real estate practice within the Real Property Group. The transactional real estate practice is included in the first tier of US News & World Report/Best Law Firms list in New Jersey.

In addition to his extensive experience focusing on acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing, and development projects, Mr. Bershad has broad experience regarding tax abatements and redevelopment area bonds financing.



Rutgers School of Law - Camden (J.D.)

University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Activities

American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Seton Hall University Law School
Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Finance Law

New Jersey State Bar Association

Florida State Bar Association

National Association Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law secretary to the Honorable Herbert Horn, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, 1977-1978