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Joshua D. Cohen, co-chair of the Philadelphia Real Estate Group, represents developers, institutional investors and lenders in complex joint ventures, acquisitions, developments, financings, leasing and dispositions of multi-family, industrial, office and retail developments. Josh focuses on affordable housing development and environmentally contaminated real estate and is also experienced in sophisticated real estate financing workouts, bond financings, and commercial and industrial leasing.


  • Affordable housing development
  • Public financing of real estate development
  • Alternative energy project development
  • Environmentally contaminated real estate
  • Real estate financing workouts
  • Leasing


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Real Estate: Finance, 2022
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2018-2022
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017-2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®,"Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013 and 2015



  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2008
  • B.A., History, Political Science, with honors, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey