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Joshua D. Cohen, Chair of the Philadelphia Real Estate Practice, 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 regularly builds and leads multidisciplinary and multi-state teams for clients in national and portfolio transactions and effectively utilizes the breadth of resources that the Greenberg Traurig platform offers. He is also experienced in affordable housing development, environmentally contaminated real estate sophisticated real estate financing workouts, bond financings, and commercial and industrial leasing.


  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Debt financing and Alternative Financing
  • Joint Ventures
  • Affordable housing development
  • Public financing of real estate development
  • Environmentally contaminated real estate
  • Real estate financing workouts
  • Leasing

The attorney is providing legal services through and affiliated with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a New York Limited Liability Partnership. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and circumstances.


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2022-2024
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Real Estate: Finance, 2022-2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2018-2022
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2010, 2013, 2017-2018 and 2022
  • 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, 2015, 2019 and 2022
A description of the selection methodology for the above awards can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • 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