Russell D. Kornblut
Russell has over 35 years of multi-state legal experience with both a local and national client base. He currently serves as outside General Counsel for several clients who own large Commercial Real Estate shopping centers both locally and nationally.
Primary practice areas include commercial and multifamily real estate leasing, lending, servicing and financing, commercial loan workouts and restructuring, financial institution and bank regulatory and compliance, representation of national creditor’s within general creditor’s rights enforcement, complex multi-state litigation, commercial bankruptcy, foreclosure, general commercial defense, Arbitration, Mediation, and ADR, corporate law, entity formation, employment law, small business startups and general representation, personal injury and risk management.
Before going into private practice Russell Served over 14 years as a senior level Executive Officer, General Counsel and SVP, for mortgage banking and real estate lending and servicing for financial institutions that were subsidiaries of US Bank, National City Bank and PNC. Russell was also a shareholder in a large national law firm as a member of the firm’s corporate and business departments.
For over 25 years Russell has been a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars across the country on a wide range of subjects. This includes Ethics, Creditors Rights, Real Estate litigation, General Compliance and importantly on new developments and changes is areas of the law that require new best practices and litigation avoidance.
Russell has served over 10 years in the Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer Mentoring program for newly admitted lawyers. He is proud to be able to guide new attorneys through their first year of legal practice and provide them with exposure to the many different Courts, Judges within those courts and with professional colleagues with different areas of practice. He is committed to helping young lawyers grow into excellent members of the Bar.
Russell’s formal teaching experience includes:
2015-2019 Adjunct Faculty Member-Visiting Professor, Lake Erie College Parker MBA Program, teaching Business Law, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.
1981-1982 Adjunct Faculty Indiana University Political Science Department teaching “politics and the law.”
From 1995-2013 Russell served as the President: Indiana University Alumni Club of Cleveland.
Russell’s Court admissions include:
Ohio Bar: 1986
Florida Bar 1985
US District Court Northern District of Ohio
US District Court Northern District of Florida
US District Court Middle District of Florida