Mr. Zernich oversees the asset management and property management divisions of Brookwood. In addition, as the firm’s General Counsel, Mr. Zernich is responsible for structuring Brookwood’s real estate and corporate acquisitions and for handling all other legal matters pertaining to Brookwood.
Prior to joining Brookwood, Mr. Zernich was associated with the Chicago law firm of Ungaretti & Harris where his primary focus was on private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Zernich worked at the Pennsylvania Treasury Department overseeing the cash management division and assisting in the management of a $6 billion portfolio.
Mr. Zernich holds a degree in finance from the University of Virginia, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a JD degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.