Francis Bergold


Francis has a broad-based commercial real estate practice, with significant experience in acquisitions and dispositions as well as financing and leasing matters. In his transactional practice, Francis has represented owners, investors, and developers related to the acquisition and disposition of office, mixed-use, and industrial properties. Experienced in real estate finance, he represents borrowers and lenders in construction lending and securitized conduit lending programs. Francis’ leasing experience extends to office, retail, and warehouse leases, and includes the representation of landlords, tenants, and owners of first class office buildings and retail space in Lower and Midtown Manhattan, and throughout the country.

Francis earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law where he was a notes and articles editor for the Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law. He studied political science at Williams College.


Super Lawyers Recognizes 27 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

September 22, 2023

Thirteen attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers and 14 were named “Rising Stars.”

Cozen O'Connor Promotes 29 Attorneys to Member

March 20, 2023

Cozen O'Connor is proud to announce the promotion of 29 attorneys to member.

Cozen O’Connor Represents Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. in Nearly $1 Billion Acquisition of Industrial Real Estate Portfolio

February 07, 2022

Philadelphia, February 7, 2022 – Cozen O'Connor represented affiliates of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. in the acquisition of a portfolio of industrial properties throughout the Southeast and Sun Belt.


Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act

March 28, 2020

Members of Cozen O'Connor's Coronavirus Task Force provide analysis of the CARES Act and how it will impact small businesses, distressed industries, employers and employees, taxes, and the health care, real estates, and energy industries.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Williams College, B.A., 2009

Awards & Honors

New York Metro Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2023
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  • New York
  • New Jersey