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Jeffrey J. Wild

Firm Administrative Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, Chair, Real Estate & Environmental Practice Group; Executive Committee Member
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 "[Jeffrey is] a very strong lawyer and a good communicator." - Benesch client, Chambers USA 2018

Jeffrey J. Wild is Benesch’s Firm Administrative Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, Chair of Benesch’s Real Estate & Environmental Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate matters, with an emphasis on development, acquisitions, dispositions, financing and joint venture work. He has extensive experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating all types of complex development, redevelopment and financing documents. He is currently very active in the formation and documentation of complex joint venture relationships, as well as multiple levels of private and public project financing, as part of large multi-phased development projects, in addition to the representation of clients in connection with large one-off and portfolio acquisitions.


    • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1997, J.D.
      • Member - Arts and Entertainment Law Journal
    • Yeshiva University, 1994, B.A., Political Science
      • cum laude
      • Dean's List, all semesters
      • Student Senator

    • American Bar Association
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    • General Chair, Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland's 2019-2020 Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs
    • Board of Directors, Playhouse Square Foundation
    • Board of Directors, Cleveland Development Advisors, an affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership
    • Board of Directors, Cleveland International Fund
    • Board of Trustees, Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
    • Former President, Board of Trustees, Fuchs Mizrachi School
    • Former Vice President, Board of Trustees, Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
    • Former Chair, Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Young Leadership Division
    • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
    • Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
    • Member, Urban Land Institute
    • Class of 2010, Leadership Cleveland
    • Member, The Wexner Heritage Leadership Institute
    • Member, National Young Leadership Cabinet, United Jewish Communities