James P. Gerkis

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

James P. Gerkis

James P. Gerkis

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Biography

James Gerkis is a partner in the Corporate Department with extensive experience in sophisticated U.S. and global corporate transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, leveraged buy-out, capital markets, media and real estate-related transactions.

Clients James has represented include iHeartMedia, KPS Capital Partners, Monomoy Capital Partners, AR Capital, Realty Capital Securities, aSmallWorld Holdings, So Front Row, Preferred Apartment Communities, Lightstone Group, Neuberger Berman, Gas City, Suburban Propane Partners, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, Oxford Analytica and L-3 Communications.

James received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1983, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Teaching Fellow. He did his undergraduate work at Columbia College, where (having been admitted without finishing high school) he received a BA degree in Political Science in 1980.

James has made presentations relating to securities law and homeland security at several American Bar Association conferences and is the author of many articles on various aspects of securities law, homeland security and related subjects.

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Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1983

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

B.A. in Political Science
Class of 1980

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Memberships
Council Member, Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Partner
Current

Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

Teaching Fellow
Prior

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chair of the Fund Development Council
Current

Columbia College improves lives by providing quality education to both traditional and nontraditional students, helping them achieve their true potential.

Co-Chair of Securities, Commodities & Exchange Committee
Prior

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Executive Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA) helps to create the vibrant connection between alumni, students, faculty, parents and friends as well as link the community to our great College. All Columbia College students enter into the alumni association upon graduation and remain part of our community for life. The CCAA seeks to represent the diversity and richness of our former students, always with a deep connection to our current students. Through intellectual programming, networking and community-building, annual traditions that alumni can return to, and through opportunities to lead and serve, the CCAA provides rich opportunity to stay involved, make an impact and promote the success of Columbia College.

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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Transactions
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Redfin Corp. purchases RentPath LLC

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Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Aretec Group, Inc. purchases Docupace Technologies LLC

Awards & Honors
2008
Super Lawyers Magazine - New York Super Lawyers
2007
Super Lawyers Magazine - New York Super Lawyers
2006
Super Lawyers Magazine - New York Super Lawyers
Events
Speaker
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
IMN's 9th Annual New York Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium

Speaker
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
IMN's 10th Annual New York Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium

Attendee
Dana Point, CA, United States
2012 Western Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium

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