Jerry M. Slusky

Mr. Slusky is a partner in Smith Slusky Law, L.L.P.  Prior to that time, he had been a partner with the Omaha office of Kutak Rock. He serves local and regional clients in real estate, corporate and related business matters. He is a member of the Omaha, Nebraska, Iowa and Florida Bar Associations and is known for his expertise in real estate planning, zoning, development, financing and leasing. As adjunct professor of law at Creighton University School of Law from 1990-1996, Mr. Slusky taught real estate planning, development and taxation. In 2003, he was selected by peer review and inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). He’s one of six Nebraskans to be named to the College. Mr. Slusky was recognized by Chambers & Partners’ legal publication, “America’s Leading Business Lawyers Client Guide,” for his extensive experience in real estate including zoning, municipal law and finance matters, tax appeals and tax-deferred transactions. He was voted among the best lawyers in the United States by Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2016 directory, and has been recognized by Omaha Magazine as “One of Omaha’s Best Real Estate Attorneys.”


In addition to his legal training and experiences, Mr. Slusky is a trained mediator who has studied with the Office of Dispute Resolution, and undertook the intensive mediation training workshops offered by the internationally recognized leader in the field of mediation, ADR Chambers, through the University of Windsor in Toronto.     


Mr. Slusky is also the Founder and Chairman of the Commercial Real Estate Summit, a highly anticipated annual conference event for commercial real estate industry professionals.  2018 will be The CRE Summit’s 30th consecutive year and expected attendance of over 1,000 professionals from Nebraska and Iowa.  For additional information, please see


































































Bar admissions
  • Nebraska Bar Association

  • Omaha Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • L.L.M. (Taxation), New York University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Creighton University

  • B.S.B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha

Board Positions
  • Past President and Chairman of Jewish Federation of Omaha

  • Dakota REIT Board of Trustees

  • Angels Among Us Advisory Board

  • Founder and Chairman of The Commercial Real Estate Summit


  • "Mediating the Commercial Lease Dispute", ACREL Fall Papers 2007, Practical Real Estate Lawyer, July 2008, primary author

  • "Commercial Leases," Nebraska Continuing Legal Education Real Estate Practice Manual, 2005, primary author

  • "Water Rights and Wetlands: Where is the Law Flowing?" Omaha Land and Development Conference Manual, 2006, co-author

Practice areas
Professional Memberships
  • Nebraska Real Estate Broker License

  • Iowa Real Estate Broker License

  • International Council of Shopping Centers

  • Government Affairs Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)

  • Nebraska Mediation Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “Commercial Real Estate Development & Investment Fundamentals, Commercial Real Estate Summit”, 1990-2018

  • “Tools for Successful Development,” Midwest Real Estate News conference, 2007

  • “How do I get out of this lease?” American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), 2007 & Commercial Real Estate Workshop, 2008

  • “Everyday Mediation: An introduction to alternative dispute resolution”, Omaha Downtown Rotary Club, 2008

  • “How to Resolve Construction, Contractor and Homeowners Disputes without Litigation,” Metro Omaha Builders Association (MOBA), 2008

Phone: 402-505-8100


Assistant: Deborah Kline
Phone: 402-505-8105