Joseph A. Mascia


Joe has an extensive range of experience in the commercial real estate arena. He counsels real estate owners, developers, property owners, and business entities across all real estate asset classes with respect to commercial acquisitions and dispositions, financings, joint ventures, and leasing. 

With respect to transactional matters, Joe represents and counsels clients on the acquisition and sale of office, multifamily, industrial, warehouse, and mixed-use properties, as well as development sites. He has expansive experience in negotiating acquisition financing and construction loans as borrower’s counsel.  

On behalf of both sponsors and investors, Joe negotiates sophisticated and complex joint ventures for real estate developments in New York City and the surrounding areas. In the leasing arena, he advises both landlords and tenants on a broad array of commercial, industrial, office, and restaurant leasing matters. His experience with respect to leasing includes negotiation of net leases, office leases, ground leases, build-to-suit leases, and sale-leaseback transactions.            

With in-depth knowledge of real estate law matters representing both purchasers and sellers and landlords and tenants, Joe understands the needs and issues faced by owners and developers in the purchase and sale of property and by commercial owners and tenants in leasing matters. From representing clients on both sides of a transaction, Joe’s experience gives him the know-how to advise clients on issues as they arise and enables him to understand the business terms and issues facing each party to effectively negotiate and finalize agreements, contracts, and leases.     

As noted in the Representative Matters below, Joe has worked on noteworthy local and national transactions, including the acquisition and disposition and leasing of notable properties in New York City and the tri-state area, air rights and ground lease transactions, and real estate-based financing.

Joe attended Fordham University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. 



The Bond Buyer Selects Cozen O’Connor Transaction as P3 Deal of the Year

January 05, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is proud to have served as lead bond counsel in the recently announced Bond Buyer 2021 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing Deal of the Year.

Cozen O'Connor Welcomes Joseph Mascia to New York Real Estate Group

August 25, 2015

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that it has expanded its New York Real Estate Group with the hiring of Joseph Mascia as a member. He joins Cozen O’Connor from Duane Morris, where he served as special counsel. Mascia will be resident in the firm’s New York Midtown office.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Fordham University, B.S., 1988
  • New York