Paul Cervenak

Paul J. Cervenak is a shareholder and has substantial experience in various aspects of real estate, business and corporate law. He received a Bachelor’s degree in 2002 from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate degree in 2005 from Michigan State University College of Law.  His primary practice areas include business, corporate and complex transactional law, with a concentration on all aspects of real estate transactions, including those related to the acquisition, sale, leasing, and development of real estate.  He assists clients with a wide range of business entity formations and business and corporate transactions.

He is recognized by the Michigan business community with his knowledge and accomplishments, having been named to the Michigan Super Lawyer’s® Rising Stars List in the areas of business/corporate and real estate law every year from 2013 to 2017. Paul is active in many civic organizations.  He currently serves as the President of the East Lansing Public Library Board of Trustees and has served as a member of the East Lansing Planning Commission.

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Real Estate Acquisition, Sale, Leasing and Development
Condominium Formation, Operation and Management
Corporate and Partnership Law
Commercial Contracts, Licensing and Employment
Entity Formation, Operation, Management and Dissolution
Mergers and Acquisitions

Mortgages, Liens and Other Secured Transactions
Zoning, Planning and Land Use
Public and Private Financing
General Business and Contract Advising
Confidentiality, Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation



EDUCATION

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2005
   - Member of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, B.A., 2002
   - Sociology and Business Administration


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

American Bar Association Member
   - Business, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Sections
   - Young Lawyers Division

State Bar of Michigan (2006)
   - Real Property and Business Law Sections

State Bar of North Carolina (2005)
   - Real Property and Business Law Sections
   - Mecklenburg County Bar Association Member

President, East Lansing Public Library Board of Trustees
Member, East Lansing Planning Commission, 2009-2011
Member, Emerging Leaders Program of East Lansing, 2008
Assisted in Drafting the East Lansing Conditional Rezoning Ordinance, Ordinance No. 1252
Named a Michigan Super Lawyer’s® Rising Star in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the areas of Business/Corporate and Real Estate Law