Will Herzberger has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on complex commercial, industrial, mining, and multifamily real estate transactions. His experience includes real estate finance, real estate assets in bankruptcy/distress business cases, and advising on the structure and formation of entities for real estate-related activities. Will leads the Real Estate Practice in Jones Day's Cleveland Office and is the Cleveland Office coordinator for Pro Bono and Public Service Activities.
Will advised the Cleveland Clinic in connection with its politically charged redevelopment of a regional hospital into a new $35 million Family Health Center. He also advised top level ownership of a national multifamily housing developer to anticipate a future succession of management to the next generation of family ownership. Will's distressed real estate experience includes advising Chrysler LLC with respect to the disposition of real estate assets in bankruptcy; assisting International Steel Group on its acquisitions of bankrupt Acme Steel, Bethlehem Steel, Georgetown Steel, and Weirton Steel; and advising National City Bank on a bulk disposition program of hundreds of foreclosed (real estate owned [REO]) properties. He also has significant experience coordinating real estate aspects of M&A transactions for both strategic and financial purchasers and represents industrial and office facility tenants in leasing transactions.
Will serves as chair of the board of directors for a community-based nonprofit hospice provider, Hospice of the Western Reserve (the sixth largest nonprofit hospice in the United States and largest hospice in Ohio), and serves on the board of an affiliate of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.
- The Ohio State University (J.D. with honors 1987); Miami University (B.S. 1984)
Recognized by the following publications:
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America for real estate law
Ohio Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers — Corporate Counsel Edition, as a top attorney in real estate law