Eminent domain attorney has represented clients in nearly every major condemnation project in Detroit and Southeast Michigan, including the Gordie Howe International Bridge; this is his seventh time on the Top 100 list since 2008

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Birmingham, Mich. –  October 1, 2021 – Jerome P. Pesick, managing shareholder of Steinhardt Pesick & Cohen, P.C. (SPC), a Michigan-based law firm specializing in eminent domain and condemnation, commercial property tax appeals, commercial real estate litigation, and land use, has been named a 2021 Michigan Super Lawyer in the area of eminent domain law—a recognition he has received every year since 2006.  In addition, Pesick ranked among the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers—a list comprising the attorneys who tallied the highest point totals during Super Lawyers’ selection process. It is the seventh time Pesick has been noted in the Top 100 since 2008.

Possessing more than 40 years of legal experience, Pesick’s notable achievements include serving as lead counsel on behalf of the property owners in the largest eminent domain verdict in Michigan history, rendering $25 million in a case that involved a 6.3-acre parcel on the Detroit River with an original government offer of $13.7 million.  He has successfully represented clients in nearly every major condemnation project in Detroit and Southeast Michigan, including the Gordie Howe International Bridge, Poletown, Detroit Waterfront Casino and Reclamation Project, Comerica Park and Ford Field, I-696, M-59 (Hall Road), M-5 (Haggerty Connector), Northwestern Connector, Van Dyke Highway, Detroit Metropolitan Airport Expansion, Wayne State University Welcome Center, Wayne County Pinnacle AeroPark, Ypsilanti Water Street Redevelopment, Eastern Michigan University Business School, and the Orchard Lake Road widening.

Recent projects include representing the interests of commercial shopping center clients impacted by the introduction of a large traffic circle on Orchard Lake Road in Oakland County. In November 2018, Pesick was part of a legal team that achieved a major settlement for a client in protracted litigation against the City of Pontiac. Known for his collaborative approach in complex commercial real estate cases, Pesick was sought out by a prominent Michigan law firm to help handle the eminent domain issues specifically and to otherwise assist in the disputes between their client, the owners of a large office complex, and the City of Pontiac. He obtained a dismissal of the eminent domain case and assisted the legal team in negotiating a global settlement of several million dollars for the client.

Pesick also regularly represents clients in major property tax appeal cases concerning all types of business properties including commercial, office, industrial, agricultural, mixed-use, and vacant land.  He has handled issues ranging from the valuation of properties worth millions of dollars to obtaining property tax exemptions for religious and charitable facilities, requiring the application of complicated statutory regulations and considerations.

In addition to his Super Lawyers accolades, Pesick was recently recognized as a 2022 Best Lawyer® and received a Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” title for the sixth time in the category of Real Estate Law–Troy, Michigan. Pesick was also selected as a member of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Leader in the Law class of 2019. Honorees on the coveted list are chosen from all areas of the law in consideration of their outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan and the leadership example they set for other lawyers.

Pesick is involved with a variety of professional organizations including membership in the American Bar Association’s Section on Litigation–Committee on Real Estate, Condemnation and Trust Litigation.  He is also involved in State Bar of Michigan as a Member of the Sections on Litigation and Real Property and was a past chair of the Real Property Law Section, where he served as chair of the Eminent Domain Committee for seven consecutive years. He is also a member of the Real Property Law Section’s Land Title Standards Committee. In addition, Pesick is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association.  He has authored numerous articles on eminent domain and is a popular speaker at real property law and eminent domain conferences.

Pesick received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and holds an undergraduate degree, with distinction, from the University of Michigan. His civic activities include serving on the Executive Committee and an officer of Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, and as a past board member of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link.

About Super Lawyers

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Steinhardt Pesick & Cohen (SPC)
Steinhardt Pesick & Cohen is Michigan’s leading law firm representing commercial property owners in eminent domain, condemnation, property tax matters and complex commercial real estate litigation.  Possessing nearly 100 years’ combined experience, SPC’s attorneys represent owners of office, industrial, retail, multi-family, research and development, hospitality, agricultural, mixed-use, and vacant properties. More information is available at http://www.spclaw.com.

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