Jeffrey Gerish


Jeff coordinates Emerald’s business-related legal matters and is involved in managing Emerald’s online presence.  He advises Emerald on contract, transactional, and other legal issues and oversees outside counsel when necessary.  Jeff graduated from Michigan State University College of Law cum Laude in 2006.  After being admitted to the Ohio Bar he practiced commercial litigation for several years before joining the Emerald team in 2010.  His experience representing construction companies, real estate companies, banks and other business interests in resolving their legal disputes has given him insight into the legal needs of Emerald Hospitality Associates.  Prior to law school, Jeff earned a Bachelor’s degree (with honors) from the Ohio State University and spent a number of years working retail, restaurant, and other service/hospitality positions, giving him a background in the needs of the hospitality industry.