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Birmingham, Mich.–September 22, 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 selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of eminent domain, condemnation law and real estate law. He also received Lawyer of the Year honors in the practice area of Real Estate Law – Troy, Michigan. Lawyer of the Year is presented to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region; Pesick has received the Lawyer of the Year honor six times since 2011.

Possessing more than 40 years of legal experience, Pesick’s 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 a protracted eminent domain case 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.

The Best Lawyers/Lawyer of the Year nod comes on the heels of Pesick being named a 2021 Michigan Super Lawyer, a recognition he has received every year since 2006, as well as being recognized in the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers list for 2021 and numerous years prior.  He also was named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Leader in the Law class of 2019 for his outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan and the leadership example he sets 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.

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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