Blake R. Gerney

 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. Blake is also a Licensed Ohio Title Agent, providing him with the unique ability to assist clients in a wide variety of real estate related issues.

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. Blake also counsels numerous small and medium-sized businesses and is experienced in general business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, business formations and litigation. He is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Blake often speaks to real estate agents, brokers, title agents and other Northeast Ohio professional groups 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 joined Day Ketterer as a Member in 2011, having previously practiced law in the Akron law firm of Oldham Kramer. He lives in the Medina, Ohio, area with his wife, Melissa, two sons and a daughter.

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Real Estate Brokers and the Unauthorized Practice of Law, Continuing 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

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Ohio State Bar Association - Certified Specialist in Business, Commercial, and Industrial Real Property Law       
  • Leadership Akron, Class 23, Graduate
  • Licensed Title Agent

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

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

COURTS AND 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, past Member of Board of Directors
  • Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Specialization Board, Member

EDUCATION

  • The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., 1990

To reach Blake, please e-mail him at brgerney@dayketterer.com or call him directly at 330.650.0017.