Blake R. Gerney

Member

With over 20 years of legal experience, Blake's practice focuses on commercial real estate, land use, construction law and financial services, including development, zoning, construction documents, leasing, finance and loan documentation.  He also advises small and medium-sized businesses in general business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, business formations and litigation.  

 

Contact Information

75 East Market Street. Akron, Ohio 44308
PrevNext

Education

The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
Texas A&M University, B.A.

Overview

Blake is one of only 20 Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialists in Business, Commercial and Industrial Real Property Law, and the only Certified Specialist in Akron and Canton.  

He is a frequent speaker and lecturer for a variety of real estate professional groups in Northeast Ohio, including real estate agents, brokers and title agents on topics such as title issues, landlord tenant issues, agency matters, commercial and residential purchase and sale transactions, mechanics' lien law, zoning and development issues.

Blake is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Honors & Achievements

  • Ohio Bar Association, Certified Specialist in Business, Commercial and Industrial Real Property Law
  • Member, Leadership Akron, Class 23

Courts & Bar Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • The Akron Bar Association
    • Member, Real Property Committee
    • Past Treasurer and Past Member of Board of Directors
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Specialization Board

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Akron Rotary, Board Member
  • The University of Akron School of Law Advancement Council, Member
  • The University of Akron School of Law Alumni Association, Board Member and past President
  • Junior Achievement of Northeast Ohio, former Member of Board of Directors
  • United Way of Medina County, former Board of Board of Directors
  • Wadsworth Chamber, past President, former Member of Board of Directors
  • Leadership Akron, former Ambassador
    • Akron Encounter Subcommittee, Member

Presentations & Publications

  • Real Estate Brokers and the Unauthorized Practice of Law, Continuing Legal Education Course sanctioned by the Ohio Board of Realtors, Akron, Ohio
  • Oil & Gas Law Review for the Real Estate Professional, Lake County Board of Realtors, Mentor, Ohio
  • CORE Law: Zoning and Land Use Law for the Commercial Realtor, Akron Area Board of Realtors, Akron, Ohio
  • Trust, Deeds and Title Issues, Cleveland, Ohio

 

Contact Blake Today!