NSMBA President 2020-2022

    Ciera M. Colon is a sixth year associate in Jones Day's Real Estate practice group. She has experience representing clients in a wide variety of real estate transactions. Her practice includes sale-leaseback transactions and single and multisite acquisitions and dispositions of industrial, office, and retail projects on behalf of sellers and purchasers; financing and refinancing of real estate assets on behalf of lenders and borrowers; and commercial leasing and subleasing of industrial and office space located throughout the U.S. on behalf of landlords and tenants. 

    Ciera earned her Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where she served as Vice-Chairperson for the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court team and as Business Editor for the Journal of Law and Health. She also served as President of the Hispanic Law Student Association, worked as a LexisNexis Student Representative, and served as a Commercial Law Tutor. In 2013, Ciera served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Patricia A. Gaughan for the Northern District of Ohio. Ciera received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Youngstown State University in 2011.

    Ciera serves on the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland-Marshall Alumni Association and is a Board Member for the Center for Arts Inspired Learning. Ciera is an adjunct professor for the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law International Law Students' Moot Court Team and serves as an adjunct professor for Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where she teaches Introduction to American Law. In addition, she is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and is currently the 2020-2022 President of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association. 

    In 2020, Ciera was recognized by Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" and in 2019 Ciera was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Spotlight Award  by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Black Law Student Association. Ciera's student note, "Rules are Meant to be Broken: Why the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Should Allow Pediatric Transplantation of Adult Lungs," was published in the Journal of Law and Health in Fall 2014.