Ron Leshnower is an attorney-author and nationally recognized expert on apartment topics. He has been invited to speak in front of audiences of housing professionals across the country, and he has appeared as an expert on CBS News and NBC News. He has also been quoted in The New York Times' "Real Estate Q&A" column, Realtor.com Advice, MainStreet.com, Debt.com, The Associated Press' "Your Money" series, the New York Daily News, Black Enterprise, Bankrate.com, the Real Estate Intelligence Report, Minyanville.com, and the Landlord Law Report, among other publications.
As the Founder and President of Fair Housing Helper, Ron conducts private fair housing training and runs the popular FairHousingBlog.com and FairHousingResources.com. He is the author of Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals (Hillocrian Creative), a Finalist in the "Business: Real Estate" Category of the 2014 International Book Awards, and Every Landlord's Property Protection Guide: 10 Ways to Cut Your Risk Now (Nolo), an Amazon.com #1 multi-category bestseller that can be found in law schools and libraries across the country.
In 2008, The New York Times Company's About Group selected Ron as the About.com Guide to Apartment Living / Rental, a role he held for nearly six years. In that capacity, he wrote hundreds of articles and blog posts offering useful tips, explanations of key industry developments, and insightful commentary on a wide range of topics pertaining to rentals. In addition to Nolo.com, Ron has written articles on a range of real estate topics for the National Apartment Association's Units Magazine, Landlordology.com, as well as several trade newsletters, and he has also contributed as a guest blogger for MyNewPlace.com.
Ron earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts and is a member of the Authors Guild.