Christopher J. Preate


Chris concentrates his practice on local, regional, and national transactions, including joint venture arrangements; project finance transactions; office, industrial and retail leases; transactions involving the development of office, retail, and other commercial uses; financing and work-out transactions; and municipal land use matters. His clients include investors and owners in restaurant, multi-family properties, office buildings, educational assets, commercial retail sites, and retail shopping centers.

Chris is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED accredited professional with a comprehensive understanding of green building practices, principles, and goals.

Chris received his bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Scranton in 1993, and earned his law degree, cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 1996. Chris is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Florida, and is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, New York, Philadelphia, and Lackawanna County Bar Associations.

Chris was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers.



Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Designated 2008 Pennsylvania Rising Stars By Law & Politics

December 01, 2008

Nine attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia office and two from the West Conshohocken office were named 2008 Pennsylvania ''Rising Stars'' by Law & Politics.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Health Law 2019

December 05, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Real Estate Insurance Liabilities Program

February 24, 2015 - Webinar

ABC's of EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

December 17, 2014 - Webinar


  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1996
  • University of Scranton, B.S., 1993

Awards & Honors

Selected to Super Lawyers: “Rising Stars” - 2005-2008, 2011
* This award is conferred by Super Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Lackawanna County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association