Gerald L. Jacobs has focused almost his entire 50-year legal career on real estate transactions and related areas. He regularly handles all aspects of the acquisition, financing and development of commercial, multifamily residential, large land parcels and mixed-use real estate projects worldwide.
From 1990 through 1992, Jerry served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 1998, he spent 19 months in Prague, Czech Republic, as a partner in U.S. law firm, focusing on his international real estate and business practices and handling matters throughout Europe.
Jerry is recognized in the Real Estate Law category of The Best Lawyers in America (2003 present). He is also listed in the Southwest Super Lawyers® magazine for Real Estate Law (2007 present). He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
Stanford University (B.A., 1960)
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (LL.B., 1963)
Institute for European Studies, Vienna, Austria (1958-1959)
Czech Republic, 1998-2000
State Bar of Arizona (member since 1963)
Licensed Arizona Real Estate Broker
Maricopa County Bar Association
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Counselors of Real Estate (past member)
Executive Men's Group (member)
International Council of the Urban Land Institute (past member)
International Real Property Foundation (past member)
Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, Czech Republic (past member, 1998 - 2000)
Business Leaders Forum, Prague, Czech Republic (past member 1998-2000)
Bohemia Foundation-Prague, Czech Republic (past member, 1998-2000)