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William A. Herzberger (Will)


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  • The Ohio State University (J.D. with honors 1987); Miami University (B.S. 1984)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Will Herzberger has 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 recently advised 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 on a plan of sweeping changes 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 its 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 (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 on the board of directors as well as the Development and Investment Committees for a community-based nonprofit hospice provider, Hospice of the Western Reserve (the sixth largest nonprofit hospice in the United States and third largest nonprofit organization in Northern Ohio).

Honors & Distinctions

  • 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


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