Jennifer Cerasa - Legal Counsel, UCF Foundation, Senior Associate General Counsel

Jennifer Cerasa is a Senior Associate General Counsel based in the UCF Foundation. Prior to joining the University of Central Florida in January of 2014, Jennifer practiced local government, real estate and land use law. Jennifer represented both Florida municipalities, such as Altamonte Springs and Cocoa Beach, as well as private developers in the acquisition, disposition and development of large scale projects while at the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed. Jennifer works with the Foundation on a variety of issues, including real estate transactions, contract review, gift agreements, policy, board governance and Alumni. In addition, Jennifer advises the University on real estate issues.

Ms. Cerasa received her Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law in 2006 and was designated as a member of the Order of the Coif. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 2003, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Principal areas of responsibility: Alumni; Contracts (Foundation, gifts); Development; Finance; Governance; Health, Safety and Environment; Investments; Policies; Public Records (Foundation); Real Estate; and Student Affairs.