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Gibbons Director Russell Bershad Selected As One of Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal's "Best Attorneys of 2011"


April 4, 2012

Russell B. Bershad, Co-Chair of the Real Property & Environmental Law Department at Gibbons P.C., was recently named one of the “Best Attorneys of 2011” by Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal (MAREJ), a comprehensive source of commercial real estate news covering New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Mr. Bershad was one of only five lawyers selected in this category.

The MAREJ “Best of 2011” is a juried competition based on submissions and nominations from the publication’s readership. Nominees are judged based on their major accomplishments of the prior calendar year, with a focus on the broader significance of those accomplishments. Winners were featured in the March 16 – 29, 2012 issue.

Mr. Bershad was selected for his role as lead real counsel for several of the largest, most important and complex transactions currently ongoing in New Jersey, including Bayer HealthCare’s purchase of the former Alcatel-Lucent campus in Hanover, left vacant in 2009. The Bayer relocation involves 2,500 New Jersey employees and 95 acres of office, warehouse, and R&D facilities that will be renovated or reconstructed. The transaction assists the state in retaining its considerable pharmaceutical capability.