Jeremy P. Rudkin

Associate
P:(412) 281-5423   or   (412) 227-0293
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E:jrudkin@smgglaw.com

Biography

Jeremy P. Rudkin is an associate attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky.  Known for his energy and dedication to his clients, Jeremy concentrates his practice on corporate and real estate related matters.

Jeremy’s real estate practice focuses in the areas of real estate development, leasing projects, acquisitions, and sales, including the sale, leasing and purchase of condo development projects, office buildings, shopping centers, and apartment complexes.  Jeremy’s real estate experience also includes negotiating and drafting commercial and residential real estate purchase and sale agreements, residential and commercial leases and related agreements, property management, tax assessment appeals, title issues, drafting easements, secured real estate financings, Landlord/Tenant disputes and Local Economic Revitalization Tax Act District (“LERTA”) residential/commercial tax abatement applications.  Jeremy also routinely represents developers in forming homeowners and condominium associations in accordance with the Pennsylvania Uniform Planned Community Act and Pennsylvania Uniform Condominium Act as well as homeowner/condominium associations in business matters.

Jeremy also advises established and emerging businesses on a broad range of general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, structure, succession planning, commercial transactions and corporate contracts.  Jeremy has counseled numerous clients through the formation and structuring of new entities and business ventures and has experience in drafting and negotiating limited liability company agreements, partnership agreements and other organizational documents.

Prior to joining Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky, Jeremy practiced for five years as a real estate, corporate, and financial services litigation attorney in the Pittsburgh office of two national law firms.

Jeremy earned his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 2011.  While at Duquesne, he served as a Judicial Extern for The Honorables Donald E. Machen and Kevin G. Sasinoski, both with the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas’ Criminal Division.  Mr. Rudkin graduated from Indiana University in 2007, earning a B.S. in Science and Kinesiology.  Before practicing law, Mr. Rudkin worked at a large sports and entertainment agency, where he assisted in representing professional basketball players in contract negotiations and sponsorship deals.

Jeremy is Pittsburgh born and raised, residing within the city.  When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends, traveling, attending sporting events, and playing basketball and golf.

Experience and Representative Matters

  • Represented various businesses and business owners in acquisitions of new business.

  • Represented various real estate developers in acquisitions and developments.

  • Representation of a property developer in the development of a condominium building project in excess of $7M, including acquisition, formation, zoning, leasing, public offering and declaration matters and sale of residential condominium units.

  • Represented various landlords and tenants in the leasing of office buildings and retail and successfully negotiated long term leases for those clients.

  • Represented various residential property owners in real estate tax assessment appeals, residential leases and sale of their property.

  • Represented various commercial property owners in real estate tax assessment appeals.

  • Represented real estate developers in connection to the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act ("LERTA") residential/commercial tax abatement applications.

  • Represented lenders in drafting and negotiating of loan documents for property acquisitions, construction projects and refinances.

  • Successfully represented a commercial landlord in a lease to a production services and studio development company.

  • Successfully represented a commercial tenant in negotiations of a long-term lease of a gym. Represented the same tenant in updating its membership and personal training agreements.

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Duquesne Law Alumni Association

Community Activities

  • Murray Hill Avenue Condominium Association, Board Member

Education

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2011
  • B.S., Indiana University, 2007

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania