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Cozen O’Connor has earned its place among the nation’s top-rated real estate firms over the last two decades. We are widely recognized for our ability to complete complex real estate transactions, utilize the most current and sophisticated deal structures, and achieve client success when the stakes are high.

Cozen O’Connor represents REITs and other public companies, regional and national developers, owners, builders, managers, private equity funds, institutional and private investors, banks, and governments in the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, ground leasing, management, and sale of real estate in every asset class. With a real estate practice group that includes more than 60 attorneys in seven offices who are regularly supported by members of our corporate, litigation, tax, and environmental groups, Cozen O’Connor provides comprehensive, integrated service to some of the largest real estate organizations in the country.

Cozen O’Connor has strategically developed a full-service real estate practice. We know clients require access to a wide range of practice areas, and we believe our work in each area is enhanced by taking a multidisciplinary approach. Our lawyers regularly represent clients in the areas of:

Our team includes real estate practitioners who have been ranked by Chambers & Partners and recognized as “rising stars” and top regional dealmakers. They have previous experience as in-house counsel, and government counsel, which provides them with valuable insights into the needs and interests of both clients and regulators.

In every representation, Cozen O’Connor differentiates itself by a clear-eyed focus on client business objectives and marketplace realities. Rather than belaboring the “can’t-dos” and “better-nots,” the firm’s real estate attorneys find a way to get results.

SERVICES

  • Lead acquisition and disposition of all real estate asset classes
  • Counsel on development and construction of mixed-use, multi-phase projects
  • Negotiate debt financing on behalf of borrowers and lenders
  • Arrange joint venture and other equity investment transactions
  • Lead public-private real estate projects
  • Conduct commercial, industrial, and retail leasing for both landlords and tenants
  • Structure tax-efficient real estate transactions
  • Procure land use, zoning, special legislation, and other entitlements
  • Negotiate workouts, restructurings, and acquisitions of distressed debt

CLIENTS

  • Developers of and investors in residential, retail, office, and industrial properties
  • Global corporations
  • Hotel developers and investors
  • Health care facilities
  • Life sciences and laboratory facilities
  • Building management companies
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Pension funds and other institutional and private equity investors
  • Banks, lending institutions, and real estate brokerage firms

TEAM

The Cozen O’Connor team is made up of noted real estate practitioners. Both the practice and individual attorneys are ranked by Chambers & Partners USA. Moreover, members of the department have previous experience as in-house counsel and government counsel, which means they are adept at seeing things from a client perspective. 

During the last decade, many large law firms have made the decision to focus strictly on the finance side of the real estate industry. Cozen O’Connor has taken a markedly different approach. We continue to invest in building a full-service national real estate practice because we believe all participants in this sector deserve and demand the most sophisticated counsel. Where others may see limitations, we see opportunities.

Experience

Publications

FinCEN Issues Final Regulation for Beneficial Ownership Reporting [Alert]

November 15, 2022

This regulation will require most business entities created in or registered to do business in the U.S. to report personal identifiable information about their beneficial owners to FinCEN.

Council President Clarke Introduces District Overlay Requiring Affordable Housing in New Construction [Alert]

November 02, 2022

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke introduced legislation that would institute mandatory inclusionary zoning in a portion of his district.

With Signs of Enforcement on Horizon, CFIUS Releases Penalty Guidelines

October 24, 2022

CFIUS' new set of guidelines point to a potentially heightened enforcement environment in their efforts to protect U.S. national security interests.

Biden Administration Significantly Expands CFIUS National Security Factors [Alert]

September 21, 2022

President Biden signed an Executive Order connecting the work of the CFIUS to national security aims beyond the traditional defense industrial base.

City of Philadelphia Real Estate Assessment Appeals [Alert]

September 20, 2022

The City of Philadelphia has extended the deadline for the filing of a first level review of real estate assessment appeals to October 14, 2022.

Virtual Annual Meetings Now Permissible for Condos in New York State [Alert]

July 27, 2022

An amendment to the Condominium Act authorizes a board of managers of a condominium to allow unit owner meetings to be conducted electronically.

In Focus: Demand for Industrial Land Surges

June 17, 2022

Evan Pritchard discusses the surge in demand for industrial land due to the growth in e-commerce in Area Development. Sales for industrial land grew by 41 percent from Q1 of 2020 to Q4 of 2021. With online services now a part of everyone’s life, we must be able to support these services with the land.

NYSDHR Issues Updates to Reasonable Accommodation Notice Law [Alert]

June 13, 2022

The New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR) has issued final regulations for housing providers to comply with New York Executive Law Sec. 170-d.

Mayor Adams Outlines Vision for "City of Yes" [Alert]

June 06, 2022

Mayor Adams announced his “City of Yes” plan to amend the city’s zoning tools to support small businesses, create affordable housing, and promote sustainability.

NYC Agencies Provide Guidance for Racial Equity Report Requirements

May 11, 2022

Beginning June 1, 2022, certain public and private applications before the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) must include a Racial Equity Report.

Modernizing Real Property Easements For The 21st Century

March 22, 2022

The Uniform Easement Relocation Act (UERA) was approved by the NCC in 2020 in order to resolve the myriad regional approaches to the relocation of easements.

Proposed Chevy Chase Small Area Plan [Alert]

March 17, 2022

Meridith Moldenhauer and Evan Pritchard discuss the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan.

Looming End of Tax Break Triggers Real Estate “Hunger Games” [The Real Deal]

January 12, 2022

Ken Fisher discusses a major gamble taken by developers in Gowanus that will result in a major tax break for some developers for the next 25 years in The Real Deal.

Coops now exempt from the 2019 Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act [Alert]

January 11, 2022

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss legislation Governor Hochul signed to exempt condos and coops from the 2019 Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act.

New Legal Requirements for NY Real Estate Company Data Security and Privacy [Brooklyn Barrister]

November 29, 2021

Ken Fisher discusses the need for New York real estate companies to update their data security and privacy practices and procedures in the Brooklyn Barrister.

Controversial Citywide Hotel Text Amendment Debated at City Planning Commission [Alert]

August 02, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger, Katie Schwab discuss the city’s proposed City-Wide Hotel Special Permit and how community boards and borough presidents are responding.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Update all Uniform Legal Instruments [Alert]

July 22, 2021

Steve Katkov discusses Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's new uniform instruments (notes, security instruments, and riders) for use with loans to make them eligible for purchase by the corporations.

NYC Council Approves Proposal to Mandate Racial Equity Reports for Certain Land Use Applications [Alert]

June 28, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger and Katie Schwab discuss the NYC Council Approval of the Proposal to Mandate Racial Equity Reports for Certain Land Use Applications

Cozen O’Connor’s Ken Fisher Recaps His Week

May 20, 2021

Ken Fisher (New York), shares a brief recap of his involvement with the Gowanus rezoning project where Mayor de Blasio proposes to upzone approximately 80 acres along the canal to make it available for residential buildings for the Commercial Observer.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Enters Eviction Fray With New Ruling Under FDCPA [Alert]

May 04, 2021

Steve Katkov and Amy Katz discuss the CFPB interim final rule and First Amendment challenges to the CDC moratorium currently pending.

Where do the Mayoral Candidates Stand on Affordable Housing? [Alert]

April 22, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Lauren Turenchalk, Vivien Krieger, and Katie Schwab discuss the eight top Democratic candidates and their plans for affordable housing.

The Power of the Alteration Agreement

April 02, 2021

Leni Cummins addresses the challenges arising for New York City condominium boards and unit-owners as they navigate construction delays and apartment alteration agreement deadlines in Habitat.

Amendments to the Reasonable Accommodation Notice Law [Alert]

March 31, 2021

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss New York Senate Bill S867 that requires every housing provider to provide written notice to all tenants and prospective tenants of their rights to request reasonable modifications and accommodations in connection with certain disabilities recognized under New York law.

Climate Change – Real Estate Impact [White Paper]

March 22, 2021

Matthew Weinstein and Harrison Haas discuss how climate change impacts the real estate industry and the ways property owners, developers, governmental authorities, and others intend to tackle the perceived effect of climate change.

Mayor de Blasio Presses Forward with Citywide Zoning Agenda [Alert]

March 18, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Vivien Krieger, and Ken Fisher discuss a series of new proposed citywide zoning text amendments that are intended to improve transit station accessibility, incentivize the creation of local grocery stores, and alleviate regulatory burdens for gyms and restaurants.

Q&A: Statute of Limitations on Condo Balcony Alteration

March 01, 2021

Leni Cummins addresses if a statute of limitation exists for a request approved by a condominium board, that granted the homeowner permission to increase the height of a balcony enclosure in The Cooperator.

Congress Enacts Modification to Bankruptcy Procedures Governing Assumption and Rejection of Leases

February 12, 2021

Steve Katkov and Joel Nesset discuss provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act that narrowly target companies to assist those that have filed for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code by temporarily modifying the rules governing a tenant’s performance under its leases.

Should Boards of Cooperatives and Condominiums Implement a Vaccination Policy?

February 09, 2021

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss what boards of coops and condos need to consider when implementing a vaccination policy for their buildings now that vaccines are becoming more available.

District of Columbia Legislation of Interest to Owners of Real Property in the District [Alert]

February 03, 2021

David Tiger discusses the Unincorporated Business Franchise Tax Amendment Act of 2020, which took effect on January 1, 2021, and directly imposes the 8.25% unincorporated business franchise tax on a limited liability company, partnership, or other unincorporated business with respect to any gain from the sale of the business’s District of Columbia real property, even if such property constitutes all of the property of the entity located in the District of Columbia.

IRS Issues Final Regulations Governing 1031 Exchanges – The “Like Kind” Standard Defined [Alert]

January 21, 2021

Steve Katkov discusses the Treasury and the IRS final regulations governing tax-deferred exchanges of like-kind real property under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. These final regulations address revisions to Code Section 1031 enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Coops Eligible for New Round of PPP Loans [Alert]

December 22, 2020

In the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the Act), which the House and Senate passed on December 21, the Small Business Act was amended to make cooperative housing corporations eligible for PPP loans.

Indoor Swimming Pools May Open

October 30, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jen Miller discuss New York City's authorization to reopen indoor pools.

Deed in a Box: An Advantageous Loan Workout Method in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic [Alert]

October 07, 2020

Rebecca Eschen discusses why deed-in-a-box transactions are particularly well-suited for the COVID-era economic instability.

Who Pays for Repairs? Check the Condo Bylaws

September 22, 2020

Leni Morrison Cummins and Jennifer Miller co-authored an article published in Habitat Magazine addressing the circumstances under which a condominium board may be held responsible for the cost of repairs to a unit.

COVID-19 Amplifies Unique Issues For Student Housing

September 08, 2020

Mitchell Poole authored an article published by Law360 that examines the unique business and legal issues that distinguish student housing from traditional multifamily housing facilities, and discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified those issues and affected the economics of off-campus student housing.

New York City Condos and Coops Given Greenlight to Reopen Gyms & Fitness Centers [Alerts]

September 03, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss what condo and coop boards need to know before reopening gyms and fitness centers.

Opening Indoor Pools: Divergence Between NYS and NYC

August 21, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the conflicting guidance regarding opening indoor pools in New York City.

Private Pools in Condos and Coops Can Reopen [Alert]

July 15, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller update New York City condo and coop owners and boards with the latest guidance from the Empire State Development Corporation.

Hold Off on Reopening Pools and Gyms in Condos and Coops [Alert]

July 09, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the Empire State Development Corporation's guidance for private pools and fitness centers.

Fierce Competition Awaits Distressed Real Estate Funds as Deals Ramp Up [Fund Fire]

July 07, 2020

Bill Davis discusses the deal competition confronting real estate funds in the months ahead as private real estate fund strategies turn to distressed assets in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn.

Boards Should Prepare Now for a Potential Second Wave of COVID-19

June 05, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss changes to governing documents condo and coop boards should make that better equip themselves for this new reality.

Lease Forbearance Agreements in the Age of COVID-19

June 02, 2020

Adam Silvermann discusses a variety of issues and provisions landlords (and tenants) should consider when crafting a lease forbearance agreement during the COVID-19 crisis.

Lease Provisions To Consider in the Age of COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Adam Silverman discusses some provisions worth considering in new lease documents in the COVID-19 era.

Commercial Tenants Raising Impossibility of Performance and Frustration of Purpose [Alert]

May 06, 2020

Menachem J. Kastner, Emily Shoor, and Andrew Punzo discuss the case law behind New York courts applying the common law doctrines of Impossibility of Performance and Frustration of Purpose narrowly and strictly and only in limited circumstances.

Federal Income Tax Consequences of Defaults and Restructurings Under Lease Agreements

April 10, 2020

Thomas J. Gallagher and Dennis L. Cohen discuss the intricacies of section 467 lease agreements and the surprising and unexpected consequences.

UPDATE: Condo and Coop Eligibility for PPP Loans

April 08, 2020

Leni Cummins gives an update on condo and coop eligibility for Paycheck Protection Program loans following the SBA's Interim Final Rule.

Are “Fair Chance” Housing Ordinances an Unconstitutional Infringement on Landlords’ Rights?

April 07, 2020

Steve Katkov and Jon Schoenwetter discuss fair chance housing ordinances in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Oakland Calif., and the case Yim v. City of Seattle challenging the constitutionality of these ordinances.

Overview of the Federal Income Tax Consequences of Defaults and Restructurings Under Loan Agreements

April 07, 2020

Tom Gallagher and Dennis Cohen provide borrowers and lenders with some of the significant tax issues presented by attempts to restructure and renegotiate debtor/creditor relationships, whether by modifying the terms of the economic arrangement or restructuring the arrangement in its entirety.

Property Owners Must Act to Reap Benefits of Two New Laws [Alert]

April 02, 2020

Leni Cummins, David Hackett, and Marty Schrier discuss how property owners and condo and coop boards can take advantage of programs in FFCRA and the CARES Act.

What is Emergency and Essential Construction Under Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order? [Alert]

March 31, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the Department of Building's guidance following Governor Cuomo's order halting all non-essential construction in New York.

Non-Essential Construction Must Cease in New York [Alert]

March 30, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller review ESD's guidance shutting down all non-essential construction in New York.

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.

NYS DFS Releases Emergency COVID-19 Regulation on Mortgage Forbearances and Financial Fee Waivers [Alert]

March 26, 2020

Stuart Shorenstein, Katie Schwab, Jamie Ansorge, and Evan Preminger discuss EC 202.9, requiring New York state-regulated financial institutions to provide mortgage forbearance for residential properties located in New York for 90 days and to eliminate ATM fees, overdraft fees, and credit card late payment fees.

Holding Board and Shareholder Meetings Under Social Distancing [Alert]

March 25, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss why boards should consider postponing meetings or holding meetings virtually.

What Landlords Should Consider in the Wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19) [Alert]

March 24, 2020

Marnie Kudon discusses how commercial landlords should navigate tenants' requests to terminate or modify their leases.

Pennsylvania Hotels Not Included in Statewide Mandated Closures [Alert]

March 20, 2020

Erin Szulewski provides an update on what businesses are considered essential in Pennsylvania when following Governor Wolf's mandate for all non-essential businesses to close.

Pennsylvania Mandates Business Closures: Considerations for Commercial Property Owners [Alert]

March 20, 2020

Erin Szulewski answers commercial property owners' questions about Pennsylvania's business closure mandate.

The New York State SHIELD Act Becomes Effective March 21: Is Your Board in Compliance? [Alert]

March 19, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses what condo and coop owners and managers need to know about the SHIELD Act.

Coronavirus and Commercial Real Estate Leases [Alert]

March 18, 2020

Christian Bruno, Matt Robbins, Jon Schoenwetter, and Erin Szulewski discuss the impact the COVID-19 outbreak is having on commercial real estate assets whose tenant occupants are experiencing complete or partial shutdown of their business operations.

Coronavirus Issues for Commercial Real Estate Owners [Alert]

March 16, 2020

Paul Rutter discusses what property owners need to do now in relation to their properties and the coronavirus.

Mayor to Announce District of Columbia Will Operate Under a Telework Schedule [Alert]

March 13, 2020

Meridith Moldenhauer discusses systems that may be impacted by D.C. mayor's decision to operate under a telework schedule beginning March 16.

How Boards and Property Managers Should Prepare for COVID-19 in New York [Alert]

March 09, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller outline how property owners, managers, and boards should prepare themselves for the coronavirus.

Minneapolis’s Great Experiment: An Introduction to the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan [Bench & Bar of Minnesota]

March 06, 2020

Steve Katkov and Jon Schoenwetter discuss components of Minneapolis’s urban planning initiative designed to combat the affordable housing crisis.

Expanded Façade Inspection Requirements [Alert]

March 05, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the New York City Department of Buildings expanded the requirements of its Façade Inspection and Safety Program, previously known as Local Law 11.

Rent Control National Momentum [Alert]

February 26, 2020

Steven P. Katkov and Jon Schoenwetter discuss rent control measures throughout the United States.

Transitioning for the End of LIBOR [Alert]

February 24, 2020

Benjamin A. Bomrind, Anne M. Madonia, and Joshua C. Weinberger discuss this discontinuation of LIBOR and how clients should prepare.

Cooperative and Condominium Tax Abatement Safe from Prevailing Wage Requirement [Alert]

February 11, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses the governor's pocket veto of Bill S6219/A8082, which proposes requiring New York coops and condos to certify that their service employees are paid a prevailing wage to avail their shareholders and unit owners of the benefits of the state’s Cooperative and Condominium Tax Abatement.

If Your Condo or Coop Utilizes CSC ServiceWorks, Inc., Act Now for Class Action Benefits

February 05, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses the settlement reached with laundry machine provider CSC and who may benefit.

New D.C. Law Will Require Disclosure of Ownership of LLCs [Alert]

January 30, 2020

Alex DuFour and Jackson Siegal discuss what DC LLCs and LLCs doing business in the District of Columbia need to know when filing new entity filings and biennial reports.

Philadelphia Non-Residential Buildings Required to Boost Energy Efficiency Under New Law [Alert]

January 09, 2020

James Van Orden and Matthew Robbins discuss what commercial building owners need to know about the Building Energy Performance Policy bill signed into law by Mayor Kenny.

ACEC New York: The need to build a new consensus to build [New York Real Estate Journal]

December 03, 2019

Ken Fisher authored this article on the political changes and challenges facing New York City’s real estate industry and the importance of industry activism in support of new construction and growth in the city.

Sponsor Self-Dealing [Habitat Magazine]

November 07, 2019

Leni Cummins discusses self-dealing sponsor issues in a special issue of Habitat magazine, titled “Seeking Counsel,” which profiles top condo and co-op attorneys.

Update: Housing Security & Tenant Protection Act of 2019 – Limited Exemption for Coop Boards [Alert]

September 16, 2019

Leni Cummins updates her previous alert with new guidance provided by the New York State Department of State.

Impact of New York’s Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 on Condo and Coop Boards [Alert]

September 05, 2019

Leni Cummins discusses what condo and coop boards can do to comply with this act.

Vacancy Control the Most Onerous Form of Rent Control [MHInsider Magazine]

August 01, 2019

Thomas Casparian contributed an article to MHInsider Magazine explaining some of the most common elements of MHC-specific rent control systems.

Maintaining: Public Works in the Next New York

July 09, 2019

Ken Fisher co-authored a chapter titled, “Turn Development Rights into Landmarks Revenue” in Maintaining: Public Works in the Next New York, published by the Urban Design Forum.

The Clock Is Ticking on Energy Retrofits [Habitat Magazine]

May 23, 2019

Leni Cummins discusses the impact the Climate Mobilization Act will have on condo and co-op boards.

Eight Key Issues for Potential Opportunity Zone Investors [Wealth Management]

May 10, 2019

Paul Rutter and Peter Swain discuss factors that could impact investors interested in pursuing opportunity zone investments.

New Law Imposes New Requirements on New York City Property Owners

April 19, 2019

Leni Morrison Cummins discusses the Energy Retrofit Bill passed by New York City Council and its impact on property owners including boards of condos and coops.

Watch Your Step Crossing the Fannie and Freddie Lending Minefield [Habitat Magazine]

April 04, 2019

Leni Cummins and Rebecca Eschen explain how condo boards can avoid pitfalls associated with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage refinancing guidelines.

Fannie and Freddie Litigation Guidelines a Minefield for Condo Boards [Habitat Magazine]

March 07, 2019

Leni Morrison Cummins and Rebecca Eschen authored an article in Habitat Magazine on how lenders blacklist entire condominium buildings based upon the Fannie and Freddie guidelines.

Beware the Anti-Gouging Trap

December 28, 2018

Thomas Casparian and Susy Forbath authored an article in California Mobilehome Parkowners Alliance’s publication Alliance News.

Momentum Builds for Infrastructure Improvements

December 05, 2018

Ken Fisher authored an article in the New York Real Estate Journal the impact the 2018 midterm election results could have on shaping infrastructure funding decisions.

Navigating Improved Rules for HVCRE Loans – What You Need to Know [Alert]

October 19, 2018

Zach Samton and William Davis discuss the enactment of the Economic Growth Act and how it impacts both borrowers and lenders.

Early Termination Provisions: A Landlord’s Saving Grace…If Done Right [The New York Law Journal]

August 28, 2018

Menachem J. Kastner and Ally Hack, members in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "Early Termination Provisions: A Landlord’s Saving Grace…If Done Right' for the New York Law Journal.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statute Broadened to Include Nearly All New York Condominiums [Real Estate Alert]

April 24, 2018

Leni Cummins discusses Governor Cuomo's correction bill that applies BCL Section 727 to condominiums created pursuant to the New York Real Property Law.

New Tax Bill May Require Real Estate Professionals to Rethink Long-Held Tax Truths [Tax Alert]

January 22, 2018

Tom Gallagher discusses how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may impact real estate professionals.

Legal Tools for Harnessing the Power of Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Uses to Stimulate Urban Revitalization [The Practical Real Estate Lawyer]

January 01, 2018

Paul S. Rutter, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses important legal issues and considerations for future artistic, cultural, and entertainment projects in the Los Angeles region in The Practical Real Estate Lawyer magazine.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

24th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

November 08, 2022 - New York, NY

Ask the Attorneys – Navigating Today’s Legal Landscape

October 06, 2022 - Stone Mountain, GA

Economic Development Breakfast

September 14, 2022 -

Real Estate Strategies & Assets

January 25, 2022 - Webinar

23rd Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

November 09, 2021 - New York, NY

Boilerplate Provisions in Retail Leases in the Age of Covid

November 05, 2021 - San Francisco, CA

Leasing and Loans During Covid-19

November 05, 2020 -

Leasing for Startups

January 16, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA

The Power to the Alteration Agreement

January 10, 2020 - Webinar

21st Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

November 18, 2019 - New York, NY

Brooklyn New

November 14, 2019 - Brooklyn, NY

Rent Control: Lessons from Recent Experiences

November 14, 2019 - Chicago, IL

2019 Bridge Loans for Commercial Real Estate

November 07, 2019 - New York, NY

ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference 2019

October 25, 2019 - San Diego, CA

Rent Control & Affordable Housing

June 02, 2019 - Las Vegas, NV

2019 Update on the District's Zoning Regulations

May 02, 2019 - Washington, D.C.

Health Law 2019

December 05, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference

October 24, 2018 - Orlando, FL

3 Hot Topics in Commercial Real Estate Leasing

June 28, 2018 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

The 2nd Annual RELA-Baruch Joint Conference

May 09, 2018 - New York, NY

Bisnow: Philadelphia State of the Market 2018

April 25, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

NPC18 Program 2018 National Planning Conference

April 23, 2018 - New Orleans, LA

16th Annual RealShare Net Lease Conference

April 05, 2018 - New York, NY

Hot Air

December 13, 2017 - New York, NY

In The News

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 30, 2022

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

Survey of Real Estate Professionals Finds Strong Optimism About New York City’s Future

October 06, 2022

New York City real estate professionals are feeling optimistic about the city, with anti-real estate sentiment among politicians topping their list of concerns, narrowly edging out the high cost of construction.

21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 03, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

City Planning Chair Outlines ‘City of Yes’ Zoning Rule Changes

September 14, 2022

Ken Fisher and City Planning Chair Dan Garodnick discuss Mayor Eric Adams' vision for each citywide zoning amendment as a part of his “City of Yes” zoning initiative in Crain's New York Business.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Minneapolis Attorney Jon Schoenwetter Named an “Up & Coming” Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer magazine

August 10, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS, August 10, 2022 — Minneapolis attorney Jon Schoenwetter, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 2022 “Up & Coming” attorney by Minnesota Lawyer magazine.

Meridith Moldenhauer Named a 2022 GlobeSt. Women of Influence

July 26, 2022

Moldenhauer was recognized at an awards ceremony on July 26, 2022.

Ken Fisher Named to City & State New York’s 2022 Brooklyn Power 100

July 11, 2022

New York, July 11, 2022 — Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s 2022 Brooklyn Power 100. The list recognizes “the borough’s most politically powerful figures, including government officials, business executives, nonprofit leaders, activists, advocates and academics.”

Judge Axes Minneapolis 2040 Plan

June 16, 2022

Steve Katkov is quoted in a Finance and Commerce article discussing a court ruling in connection with one of the country's most progressive and controversial approaches to city planning, the Minneapolis 2040 Plan.

Chambers Ranks 86 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 22 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

June 02, 2022

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 86 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2022 edition.

49 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 01, 2022

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Veteran Real Estate Attorney Jon S. Ziefert Joins Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group in New York

May 25, 2022

Ziefert brings a 20-plus-year track record of successfully representing developers, private equity funds, large investors, and institutional lenders in complex real estate investment and development transactions.

Real Estate Litigator Scott J. Pashman Joins Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group in New York

May 02, 2022

Pashman, who focuses on condominium, cooperative, and homeowners’ association disputes, joins the firm as a member and will take up residence in the firm’s Manhattan office located at 3 World Trade Center

William Davis Judged The Real Estate Board of NY Awards

April 18, 2022

William Davis served as a judge for the Real Estate Board of New York's Sales Brokers Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Awards.

Biomeme, Inc. Office Lease Wins Philadelphia Business Journal's Best Real Estate Deal of 2021

April 04, 2022

Biomeme, Inc., represented by Beth Kearney, was awarded Best Office Lease in Philadelphia Business Journal's 2021 Best Real Estate Deal Awards.

Kenneth Fisher Named Among City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100

February 14, 2022

New York, February 14, 2022 — Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s 2022 Real Estate Power 100. The list recognizes New York City’s most influential real estate executives, public officials, lawmakers, labor leaders, activists, and advocates. Fisher was recognized for his “reputation as a respected authority working ‘at the intersection of law, politics, and community service.’”

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.

Will 2022 Be Another Boom Year for CMBS?

January 26, 2022

Zach Samton is quoted in an article in the Commercial Property Executive that discusses the fate of Commercial Mortgage-backed Securities (CMBS) in 2022.

Fixing the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: What Can Be Done and When

January 25, 2022

Ken Fisher is quoted in an article in the Commercial Observer that discusses the neglected state of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) and what needs to be done to address this issue.

Eight Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 20, 2022

Super Lawyers has named eight Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list.

After 10-Year Saga, Judge’s Delay Keeps Senior Housing Unbuilt

January 19, 2022

Ken Fisher is quoted in an article in The Real Deal about New York City’s development of an affordable housing complex for seniors at the site of Elizabeth Street Garden.

When to Speak Up and What to Say

December 20, 2021

Leni Cummins discusses what condominium and cooperative boards should disclose to its shareholders, and when boards should do so in Habitat.

Congeniality wins out at NYC Council Speaker race debate

December 02, 2021

Ken Fisher moderated a panel held for New York City Council candidates at the Council Members’ Retreat, hosted by City & State.

Thomas Witt Awarded Philadelphia Bar Association’s Harris Ominsky Award

November 30, 2021

Thomas P. Witt, a member of the Real Estate Practice at Cozen O’Connor, will receive the Harris Ominsky Award at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Real Property Section’s Annual Meeting on November 30, 2021.

Pay the Prevailing Wage or Forfeit the Tax Abatement?

November 24, 2021

Leni Cummins discusses the recent bill signed by Governor Kathy Hochul that will require co-op and condo boards to pay prevailing wages to their building staffers in order to receive the coveted property tax abatement in Habitat Magazine.

Cozen O’Connor Continues to Gain Traction in Real Estate with Zoning and Land Use Attorney G. Evan Pritchard

November 15, 2021

Pritchard brings extensive experience with securing zoning entitlements throughout Northern Virginia and the District.

Eric Adams’ Top Challenges as New York Mayor Include Real Estate

November 04, 2021

Ken Fisher discusses plans that Eric Adams, the new mayor of New York City has to increase the housing, zoning, and quality of life issues confronting the city in Commercial Observer.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

October 04, 2021

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

The 2021 Brooklyn Power 100

August 08, 2021

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s 2021 Brooklyn Power 100.

Vivien Krieger Continues Her Leadership at Urban Land Institute New York

July 23, 2021

Vivien Krieger, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been appointed chair of Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York’s Technical Assistance Panels Steering Committee for a one-year term, effective July 1, 2021.

What Attys Must Know As Congress Debates 1031 Program

July 02, 2021

Alex DuFour addresses the changes being made by the Biden administration regarding the Section 1031 exchange program in Law360.

This Major Pandemic Protection for Commercial Tenants is Coming to an End

June 29, 2021

Ken Fisher discusses what the end of the pandemic-related tenant protection means for landlords of commercial properties in Crain’s New York Business.

CMBS Borrowers Face Refinancing Challenges

June 21, 2021

Zach Samton is quoted in a Wealth Management Real Estate article discussing potential refinancing challenges confronting CMBS borrowers as their debt reaches maturity.

The NYC Mayoral Race - A Deep Bench of Candidates Vie for the City's Top Job

June 16, 2021

Ken Fisher discusses the race to elect a new mayor who will lead the city forward in Cooperator News New York.

Required Vaccinations? The Doormen’s Union Says No

June 03, 2021

Leni Cummins discusses the push to mandate the COVID vaccine for public-facing employees such as doormen and concierge throughout New York City in New York Magazine’s Curbed.

47 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 28, 2021

Super Lawyers has selected 47 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Proposed Tax Law Changes Could Change Shape of Transactions, Real Estate Executives Say

May 27, 2021

Alex DuFour addresses possible transactional changes in 2022 and beyond should the Biden administration’s plan to raise the capital gains tax rate and do away with deferred taxes on property exchanges become law in CoStar.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

New York, New Jersey Marijuana Legalization May Spark Flurry of Commercial Real Estate Activity

May 16, 2021

Steve Katkov discusses the potential increase in commercial real estate activities in New York and New Jersey if marijuana is legalized in those states in CoStar News.

Investors are Already Trying to Get Ahead of Potential Federal Tax Changes

May 06, 2021

Alex DuFour addresses the Biden administration’s proposed changes to capital gains tax rules and its effect on commercial real estate investors in CoStar.

Elliman Property Management Breach: “Gold Mine for Cybercriminals” or “Nothing New”?

April 23, 2021

Leni Cummins addresses the Elliman Property Management breach and what it means to condominium boards and their employees in The Real Deal.

How will New York Convert Unused Buildings Into Housing?

April 20, 2021

Ken Fisher discusses a plan lawmakers are considering to convert distressed office buildings and hotels into housing in City & State New York.

Cozen O’Connor Represents Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. in $1 Billion Multi-Tiered Real Estate Transaction

April 20, 2021

Cozen O'Connor represented affiliates of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. in a multi-tiered transaction that included the sale of two portfolios of industrial properties throughout the Southeastern United States.

Judge Lifts Restraining Order on Gowanus Rezoning

April 19, 2021

Ken Fisher discusses the likelihood of the Gowanus rezoning project proceeding in Crain’s New York Business.

In New Jersey and New York, Towns Can Block Growth of Marijuana Businesses

April 14, 2021

Steve Katkov discusses how towns in New Jersey and New York can block the growth of the marijuana business in CoStar News.

Ken Fisher Recognized Among City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100

March 22, 2021

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100.

Ken Fisher and Stuart Shorenstein Recognized Among City & State New York’s Law Power 100

March 22, 2021

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, and Stuart A. Shorenstein, a member of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies and chair of the New York City and state practice, were named to City & State New York’s Law Power 100.

Condo, Co-Op Boards Mull Vaccine Mandates for Building Workers

March 12, 2021

As the number of New Yorkers eligible to receive the vaccine continues to grow, Leni Cummins addresses whether condo and co-op boards discussions on mandating that building workers be inoculated is within a board’s rights in The Real Deal.

Cozen O’Connor Adds Former Silverstein Properties Executive Vice President and General Counsel Jonathan W. Knipe

March 08, 2021

Knipe has spent the past 15 years with Silverstein Properties, serving in the capacity of chief legal officer and corporate secretary, and was instrumental in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center properties after 9/11.

2 Big COVID Vax Questions for Property Workers: Can They Get Them Now? Should They Be Required?

February 23, 2021

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss whether boards can require employees hired directly by the condo or co-op to get a COVID-19 in order to maintain employment in The Cooperator.

Can My Building Mandate Vaccinations for Workers and Staff?

February 06, 2021

Leni Cummins discusses important considerations for New York coops as boards begin to discuss whether building staff, as well as periodic workers such as contractors or housekeepers, will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine in The New York Times.

Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide

February 02, 2021

Six Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been honored by the South Florida Legal Guide for their work in South Florida over the last year.

Leni Cummins Named a 2021 Notable Woman in Law by Crain’s New York Business

December 22, 2020

Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 2021 Notable Woman in Law by Crain’s New York Business.

Thomas Lombardi, Co-chair of the 2020 Crocker Commercial Real Estate Symposium, Diane Hvolka Selected As a Panelist

December 03, 2020

Thomas Lombardi, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was co-chair of the 2020 Crocker Commercial Real Estate Symposium, while Danielle Hvolka, member of the firm’s Real Estate Group, spoke on a panel.

Q&A: Quarantine Quagmire

December 01, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses whether cooperatives are required to pay employees who take a vacation in a state listed on New York's COVID-19 quarantine list, therefore requiring the employee to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return in The Cooperator.

Vacated Restaurants Could Spark a Real Estate Boon

November 30, 2020

Matt Weinstein discusses with FSR Magazine the potential increase in real estate opportunities as restaurants look for property as companies begin to bounce back from COVID-19.

New York’s Covid-Fueled Retail Apocalypse Hits Condo and Co-Op Owners

November 10, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses the challenges confronting New York City condominiums and coops with retail property in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in The Real Deal.

Kiss the Ring: City Pols Weigh Heavy on Development in These Major Markets

November 09, 2020

Ken Fisher discusses the influence local officials have in changing the skylines of major real estate cities, such as New York, in The Real Deal.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2020

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

Court Puts Condo Investors on the Hook for Shoddy Construction

November 04, 2020

Leni Morrison Cummins was quoted in an article published in The Real Deal titled “Court Puts Condo Investors on the Hook for Shoddy Construction.”

Leni Cummins Named Among City & State New York’s 40 Under 40

October 20, 2020

New York – October 20, 2020 – Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by City & State New York.

Movie Theater Closings Pose Another Challenge to Mall Landlords

October 19, 2020

Matt Weinstein discusses how the pandemic has caused movie theaters to close and what that means for mall landlords in GlobeSt.

Regal Theater Closures Present A 'Very Serious' Problem For Retail Landlords

October 13, 2020

In S&P Global Market Intelligence, Matt Weinstein discusses how mall and shopping center landlords are addressing the potential cascade of movie theater closures.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

September 29, 2020

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Ken Fisher Named to Brooklyn Power 50

September 21, 2020

New York – September 21, 2020 – Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s 2020 Brooklyn Power 50.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Lease Restructuring Groups Emerge As Virus Drives Demand

August 14, 2020

Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate Lease Restructuring Group is highlighted in a recent Law360 article titled, "Lease Restructuring Groups Emerge as Virus Drives Demand."

Why Industry City Rezoning is Failing

August 05, 2020

Kenneth Fisher was quoted in an article in City & State New York about the Industry City rezoning application in Brooklyn.

Cozen O'Connor Group Tackles Surge Of Virus-Driven Lease Disputes

July 09, 2020

Matt Weinstein discusses the formation of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Lease Restructuring Practice, a multidisciplinary team assembled to address the growing needs of landlord and tenant lease renegotiation issues that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic in Law360.

Vivien Krieger Appointed to Two Urban Land Institute New York Leadership Positions

July 08, 2020

Vivien Krieger, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been appointed vice chair of Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York’s Technical Assistance Panels Steering Committee for a one-year term, effective July 1, 2020.

Cozen O’Connor Lands Noted California-based Real Estate Attorney Mitchell Poole

July 06, 2020

Poole, who has for 20-plus years represented general and limited partners investing in national/international real estate funds and joint ventures, joins Cozen O’Connor as a shareholder.

Ken Fisher Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by New York Law Journal

July 01, 2020

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, has been selected by the New York Law Journal to receive its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Peloton plots, paramours and other problems as buildings reopen

June 23, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses what measures condominium and coop boards should take in preparation for the potential second wave of the coronavirus in The Real Deal.

Leni Cummins Named an “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer” by the American Bar Association

June 19, 2020

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, was named a 2020 “On the Rise – Top 40 Lawyer” by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division.

Marrying Yesterday’s Basis with Today’s Underwriting: Players Unpack What’s Unfolded

June 15, 2020

Duane Montgomery was featured in the Commercial Observer about a panel he moderated about commercial real estate and COVID-19.

Co-op and Condo Boards Need to Prepare for a Possible Second Wave

June 12, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses efforts condo and coop boards can take now to protect and prepare themselves for a possible second wave of the virus in Habitat magazine.

What a toothless de Blasio means for real estate

June 10, 2020

Ken Fisher discusses the impact New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's loss of influence has on the real estate industry in The Real Deal.

Fifty-Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Steven Katkov Appointed Member at Large of the Landlord Tenant Section Council of Hennepin County Bar Association

May 22, 2020

Steve Katkov, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate Practice, has been appointed a member at large of the Landlord Tenant Section Council of the Hennepin County Bar Association.

Councilman: Resume land-use reviews – but just for Rikers

May 15, 2020

Ken Fisher discusses New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides’ request for the city to restart its land use review process for the Rikers Island Public Place Mapping amid the COVID-19 pandemic in The Real Deal.

63 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Guide

May 14, 2020

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2020 edition.

4 Lingering Real Estate Questions After $2T COVID Stimulus

April 08, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses how the CARES Act could impact condos and co-ops in Law360.

Leni Cummins Named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

April 02, 2020

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, was named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.

Co-op and Condo Boards Can Sue to Enforce Social Distancing

March 31, 2020

Leni Cummins is quoted in Habitat Magazine on how condo and co-op boards should handle residents who refuse to comply with social-distancing and self-quarantine edicts.

Kenneth Fisher Named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100

March 30, 2020

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100.

Break Quarantine? Your Co-Op Board Can Sue

March 26, 2020

Leni Cummins comments on actions that condo and co-op boards can take if their residents do not follow social distancing or quarantine advisements in The Real Deal.

South Florida Commercial Real Estate Closings Face Delays and Cancellations Due to Coronavirus Economic Meltdown

March 25, 2020

Christian Bruno commented on the impact the coronavirus is having on real estate closings in South Florida in The Real Deal.

No More Playrooms, Pools or Gyms as NYC Resi Buildings Hunker Down

March 17, 2020

Leni Cummins comments on how New York City high-rise, residential buildings can manage coronavirus anxiety and potential exposure in The Real Deal.

How to Fix Those Cracking, Crumbling Plaster Walls

March 14, 2020

Leni Cummins explains what to do when a co-op shareholder needs to make repairs to her apartment in a New York Times article.

Kenneth Fisher and Stuart Shorenstein Named to City & State New York’s Law Power 100

March 11, 2020

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, and Stuart A. Shorenstein, a member of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies and chair of the New York City and state practice, were named to City & State New York’s 2020 Law Power 100.

NYC Brokers’ Fees to Remain in Place Until at Least June

March 09, 2020

Leni Cummins is quoted in the Commercial Observer on the Attorney General’s granted request to extend the deadline to respond to the real estate industry’s lawsuit against the brokers’ fee ban in New York.

NYC Real Estate Industry Grapples With Broker Fees, Commercial Rent Control

February 18, 2020

Leni Cummins comments on the impact of the Department of State’s (DOS) issued guidance on tenant-paid broker fees in the Commercial Observer.

Co-op and Condo Tax Abatement Will Not Be Tied to Prevailing Wage

February 14, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pocket-veto of a bill that would have required condominium and cooperative boards to pay building employees a prevailing wage or lose a property tax abatement.

Cuomo Veto Spares Condos, Co-Ops from Paying Prevailing Wage

February 13, 2020

Leni Cummins comments on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pocket-veto of a bill that would remove a property tax abatement from condominium and cooperative homeowners in larger buildings in which building service workers did not receive prevailing wage in an article in The Real Deal.

New York Real Estate is Business as Usual and Vigilant

February 11, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses the temporary injunction against the Department of State’s guidance on tenant-paid broker commissions in an article on GlobeSt.com.

What Do You See? Banning Brokers Fees Ain’t Law, Experts Argue

February 07, 2020

Leni Cummins is quoted in Real Estate Weekly on The New York Department of State’s legal guidance on tenant-paid broker fees. As a part of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act that was passed last summer, landlords are now prohibited from charging tenants for broker fees. The real estate industry is challenging the legality of the guidance.

NYC Real Estate Industry Reeling after Surprise Broker Fees Ruling

February 06, 2020

Leni Cummins is quoted in the New York Post on a recent guidance memo issued by the New York Department of State which dictates that tenants cannot be charged broker fees in certain circumstances.

Litigation Likely as New York Frees Tenants from Broker Fees

February 06, 2020

Leni Cummins explains how new guidance from the New York Department of State could impact landlords in an article in Law 360.

New York Broker Fee Ban Halted by Judge

February 06, 2020

Leni Cummins comments on the court’s decision to grant a temporary restraining order against guidance from the Department of State that prevents landlords, in certain circumstances, from collecting broker fees from tenants in a Multi-Housing News article.

Nine Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 15, 2020

Super Lawyers has named nine Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers.

De Blasio Unlikely to Hit Rezoning Goals

January 15, 2020

Ken Fisher discusses the likelihood of the de Blasio administration reaching its rezoning goals before the term ends in a Crain’s New York Business article.

Developer Paid de Blasio-linked Lobbyist, Lawyers for East Village Petition

January 14, 2020

Ken Fisher was quoted in an article the New York Post discussing claims that a developer paid a New York City Hall lobbyist and a law firm with ties to Mayor DeBlasio to win approval of the expansion of a 10-story office tower in the East Village.

Sponsor Self-Dealing

December 30, 2019

Leni Cummins discusses the issues and irregularities that are all too often uncovered when a condominium boards takes over from sponsors and steps boards can take to protect themselves in Habitat Magazine.

Developers Call Inwood Ruling Another Blow in War Against Them

December 23, 2019

Ken Fisher is quoted in The Real Deal on developers’ reactions to the New York Supreme Court’s decision to nullify the Inwood neighborhood rezoning regulations.

Big Real Estate Facing New Limits on NY State Campaign Contributions

December 05, 2019

Ken Fisher quoted in The Real Deal on New York’s decision to reduce the amounts that real estate donors and other large contributors can give to candidates for governor and other statewide offices.

Real Estate Thought It Was Invincible in New York. It Wasn’t.

November 29, 2019

Ken Fisher comments on significate changes to New York’s political climate for the real estate industry in a New York Times article.

Housing Court Could Get a lot More Political Under Reform Plan

November 19, 2019

Ken Fisher comments on proposed changes to the structure of the New York City Housing Court in an article in The Real Deal.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized As a Best Law Firm in 24 Practice Areas Nationwide, 106 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2019

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

Unprecedented suspension from New York City Council likely for Andy King

October 22, 2019

Ken Fisher comments on New York City Council’s decision to suspend Councilman Andy King in City & State New York.

D.C. Council Approves Measure to Curb Wave of Development Appeals

October 09, 2019

Meridith Moldenhauer and Samantha Mazo comment on the D.C. Council’s vote to approve amendments to the Comprehensive Plan's Framework Element nearly two years after the Office of Planning introduced the proposed changes in an article in Bisnow.

17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 27, 2019

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Why The Four Jails to Replace Rikers Island are Likely to Get Done

September 06, 2019

Ken Fisher provides his perspective on whether a plan to close Rikers Island, one of the largest jails in the country, and build four new borough-based jails in New York City will succeed in City & State New York.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Suite and Sour on DeB Order

August 27, 2019

Ken Fisher comments on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s order to the Department of City Planning to study implementing a special permit for developing hotels in New York City in the New York Post.

De Blasio Pushes Plan to Restrict Hotel Development

August 26, 2019

Ken Fisher is quoted in Crain’s New York Business on Mayor de Blasio’s plans to implement a special permit for hotel development, following a hotel union’s (Hotel Trades Council) support of de Blasio’s presidential campaign.

Kenneth K. Fisher Named to City & State New York’s Brooklyn Power 100

August 19, 2019

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s 2019 Brooklyn Power 100.

Better Call Paul: One of LA’s Top Lawyers Reflects on Decades of Deals

August 07, 2019

Paul Rutter was interviewed for an article in Commercial Observer regarding his 40 years of real estate experience.

"It gives me comfort": Real estate reacts to Katz's "miraculous" Queens DA Victory [The Real Deal]

August 07, 2019

Ken Fisher discusses Queens District Attorney Democratic candidate Melinda Katz's narrow victory over Tiffany Cabán in the primary that was announced only after a lengthy manual recount and threats of affidavit ballot challenges.

Courtyard Battle Heats Up at Apartment Complex in Brooklyn

July 27, 2019

Ken Fisher was featured on a WPIX 11 New York news segment discussing the plan to build a parking garage below the Riverside Apartment complex courtyard in Brooklyn.

State Governments Push Hard for Rent Control

July 24, 2019

Thomas Casparian was quoted in MHInsider discussing his thoughts on statewide rent control and how it affects the industry.

Developers Say D.C. Comp Plan Changes Won't Do Enough to Beat Back Frequent Legal Challenges

July 22, 2019

Meridith Moldenhauer comments on the newly released amendments to D.C’s comprehensive plan in an article in the Washington Business Journal.

What the Industry is Saying About the Federal Rent Law Challenge

July 17, 2019

Ken Fisher notes the makeup of the Supreme Court could impact New York's Rent Stabilization Association's and Community Housing Improvement Program's lawsuit, challenging the New York State rent stabilization law, in an article in The Real Deal.

Cozen O’Connor Further Expands its Washington D.C. Real Estate Practice, Adding Transaction Attorney James Grier Hoyt

June 18, 2019

Hoyt has closed leasing transactions on behalf of landlords and tenants in excess of 15 million square feet, including major build-to-suit and corporate headquarters deals.

What the Death of the Vacancy Bonus means for Landlords

June 17, 2019

Ken Fisher comments on the impact just-enacted changes to New York’s rent laws will have on New York City landlords, including a provision eliminating the ability to raise rents by 20% when a rent-regulated tenant moved out.

Governing by the Book

June 06, 2019

Leni Cummins explains why it is important for condo/co-op board members to govern in accordance with the corporate documents in The Cooperator.

REBNY is donating more than ever. But so are its independent-minded constituents

June 05, 2019

Ken Fisher shares his thoughts on the increase in political contributions from landlords above what their trade association, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), as the State Legislature prepares for its most significant overhaul in decades.

Affordable Housing Landlords Among City’s Most Active Evictors

May 22, 2019

Ken Fisher explains why the narrative of aggressive evictions in New York is unfair to landlords in a PincusCo article.

Inside the fight to revamp Right to Counsel

May 13, 2019

Ken Fisher discusses New York City's Right to Counsel law in The Real Deal. The article explains that New York passed the law in 2017, guaranteeing a lawyer to all low-income tenants facing eviction, and while it has received support from both tenants and landlords some issues still remain.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

Q&A: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

April 04, 2019

Leni Cummins discusses what happens when joint tenants of a co-op disagree on selling the shared property in The Cooperator.

Adam Silverman Elected Fellow of American College of Real Estate Lawyers

April 03, 2019

Adam Silverman, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group in Philadelphia, has been elected a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

Kenneth K. Fisher Named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 50

March 31, 2019

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of the law firm of Cozen O'Connor was named to City & State New York’s inaugural Real Estate Power 50.

New York is Closer to “Universal Rent Control” Than You Think

March 05, 2019

Ken Fisher is quoted in City & State New York on efforts to reform existing rent stabilization laws. According to the article, Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance, a coalition of activist groups, is advocating for tenant protections and has laid out a universal rent platform consisting of several pieces of legislation.

Opportunity Knocks, but Why Hasn't Pittsburgh Answered the Door?

February 14, 2019

Jim Forsyth is quoted in the Pittsburgh Business Times on why Pittsburgh may be slower to capitalize on opportunity zones than other regions.

Latest Chapter In D.C. Zoning Appeal Saga Pits Developer Against Developer

February 12, 2019

Meridith Moldenhauer weighs in on a dispute between an owner of a high-rise apartment building and a developer of a hotel in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in Bisnow.

Fact Checking the NYC Public Advocate Debate

February 07, 2019

Ken Fisher discusses the accuracy of statements made by candidates during the first debate for New York City Public Advocate special election in City & State New York.

First Lutheran Church Reaches Settlement with City of Saint Paul in Religious Liberty Suit

February 06, 2019

In the settlement, the city acknowledged that RLUIPA is an important and central aspect of its land use decisions and is a primary consideration in processing and responding to land use applications made to the city.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Paul S. Rutter Named the Urban Development Lawyer of the Year by Century City Bar Association

January 24, 2019

– Cozen O’Connor attorney Paul S. Rutter, a member of the real estate practice in the firm’s Santa Monica, Calif., office, has been named “Urban Development Lawyer of the Year” by the Century City Bar Association. The Association provides legal education, leadership opportunities, and a sense of community to more than 4,000 Century City attorneys. Paul is among six attorneys being recognized by the Association for distinguishing himself in his respective field of expertise.

D.C. Council Bill looks to unmask individuals behind all LLCs

December 04, 2018

Dan Hardwick is quoted in the Washington Business Journal on a provision in a bill that would require major disclosures from individuals with an ownership interest in limited liability companies.

Ken Fisher Elected to Board of Directors of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

November 05, 2018

Kenneth Fisher, a member of the Business Law Department at Cozen O’Connor, has been elected to the board of directors of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Fisher will serve a two-year term on the board, effective October 25, 2018.

Leasing Considerations Landlords Should Keep in Mind When Their Properties Serve as Delivery Pick-Up Points

October 17, 2018

Steven Katkov authored an article in National Real Estate Investor on challenges confronting landlords when their property is used as a package pick-up point.

18 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 21, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Twelve were recognized as Super Lawyers and five were named "Rising Stars."

Cozen O'Connor Leads McCarthy Cook & Co. in $179.7M Purchase of Mountain View Office Campus

September 14, 2018

Paul Rutter, a member in Real Estate, was featured in the Dealmaker Section of the Daily Journal. Paul led the Cozen O'Connor team that negotiated real estate investment and development firm McCarthy Cook & Co.'s $179.7 million acquisition of an office campus in Mountain View.

Evicted Tenants of 85 Bowery in New York Are Going Home

August 31, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses the return of displaced tenants to a renovated New York apartment building in the Daily News, CBS New York, and AsAmNews.com.

Seven Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2019 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

August 31, 2018

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that seven of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most highly regarded peer review publications in the legal profession.

Q&A: Why am I Paying for My Neighbor’s Roof Garden

August 27, 2018

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice, discusses the allocation of co-op expenses to pay for common costs in The New York Times.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Using Tactical Preservation to Revive Neighborhoods outside Downtown Detroit

August 10, 2018

Adam Silverman, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice, is quoted in Urban Land Magazine on the city of Detroit’s new plan for “Tactical Preservation” – an effort to target for preservation some of the thousands of abandoned but architecturally or historically significant properties in the outlying districts of the city.

D.C. bill would unmask individuals behind landlord, developer LLCs

July 24, 2018

Daniel Hardwick, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice, discusses the proposed Real Estate LLC Transparency Amendment Act of 2018 in the Washington Business Journal.

Can NYC increase local input without endangering real estate projects?

July 23, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses the review of the New York City charter by two commissions and the potential impact to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure.

Cozen O'Connor’s National Real Estate Practice Continues to Grow with the Addition of Transactional Member Marnie R. Kudon

July 11, 2018

Kudon Will Help Clients Acquire and Develop Real Estate While Continuing to Navigate New York City’s Complex Land Use and Development Processes

Rent Guidelines Board leaves affordable-housing developers in a pinch

June 27, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses the NYC Rent Guidelines Board’s vote to allow a 1.5 percent increase on one-year leases and a 2.5 percent increase on two-year leases to rent-regulated apartments in New York City.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Fifty Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA 2018

May 21, 2018

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has recognized 50 Cozen O’Connor attorneys for 2018 as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 14 were ranked in the top band either nationally or at the state level.

Can real estate brokers cash in on this tax deduction?

March 13, 2018

Thomas Gallagher, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Tax group, spoke with New York Real Estate News about the impact the tax deduction may have on real estate brokers.

The New Landscape of Public Subsidy for Development

March 07, 2018

Jeffrey Mills, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate Practice Group, discussed with Developing Pittsburgh about the use of public grants and loan assistance to make private development feasible through public/private partnerships (P3).

2018 U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Ranks Cozen O’Connor

February 01, 2018

In the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms, Cozen O’Connor is ranked nationally in 17 practice areas and regionally in 64 practice areas.

Can Brooklyn MLS Keep it Going Alone?

February 01, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses Brooklyn Multiple Listing Service’s (MLS) increase in memberships in the recent years despite losing the benefits from the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) membership in The Real Deal.

In the HQ2 Race, Cost of Living Benefits Pittsburgh

January 19, 2018

Jeffrey Mills, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses Pittsburgh’s appealing cost of living as a distinguishing feature from other cities in competition for Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2) in Pittsburgh Business Times.

HQ2: ‘We’re a City That Isn’t Standing Still’

January 18, 2018

Jeffrey Mills, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses Pittsburgh’s chances of being selected as the home for Amazon’s new headquarters, a multibillion-dollar investment boasting an expected 50,000 jobs, in Pittsburgh Business Times.

Contacts

Jonathan S. Gross

Co-Chair, Real Estate

jgross@cozen.com

(310) 460-4474

Daniel W. Hardwick

Co-Chair, Real Estate

dhardwick@cozen.com

(202) 463-2538

James R. Williams

Co-Chair, Real Estate

jrwilliams@cozen.com

(215) 665-4698

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Awards

Chambers Ranks 86 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 22 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

June 02, 2022

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 86 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2022 edition.

49 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 01, 2022

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Biomeme, Inc. Office Lease Wins Philadelphia Business Journal's Best Real Estate Deal of 2021

April 04, 2022

Biomeme, Inc., represented by Beth Kearney, was awarded Best Office Lease in Philadelphia Business Journal's 2021 Best Real Estate Deal Awards.

Kenneth Fisher Named Among City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100

February 14, 2022

New York, February 14, 2022 — Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s 2022 Real Estate Power 100. The list recognizes New York City’s most influential real estate executives, public officials, lawmakers, labor leaders, activists, and advocates. Fisher was recognized for his “reputation as a respected authority working ‘at the intersection of law, politics, and community service.’”

Eight Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 20, 2022

Super Lawyers has named eight Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list.

Thomas Witt Awarded Philadelphia Bar Association’s Harris Ominsky Award

November 30, 2021

Thomas P. Witt, a member of the Real Estate Practice at Cozen O’Connor, will receive the Harris Ominsky Award at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Real Property Section’s Annual Meeting on November 30, 2021.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

October 04, 2021

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

The 2021 Brooklyn Power 100

August 08, 2021

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s 2021 Brooklyn Power 100.

47 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 28, 2021

Super Lawyers has selected 47 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

Ken Fisher Recognized Among City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100

March 22, 2021

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100.

Ken Fisher and Stuart Shorenstein Recognized Among City & State New York’s Law Power 100

March 22, 2021

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, and Stuart A. Shorenstein, a member of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies and chair of the New York City and state practice, were named to City & State New York’s Law Power 100.

Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide

February 02, 2021

Six Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been honored by the South Florida Legal Guide for their work in South Florida over the last year.

Leni Cummins Named a 2021 Notable Woman in Law by Crain’s New York Business

December 22, 2020

Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 2021 Notable Woman in Law by Crain’s New York Business.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2020

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

Leni Cummins Named Among City & State New York’s 40 Under 40

October 20, 2020

New York – October 20, 2020 – Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by City & State New York.

Ken Fisher Named to Brooklyn Power 50

September 21, 2020

New York – September 21, 2020 – Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s 2020 Brooklyn Power 50.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Ken Fisher Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by New York Law Journal

July 01, 2020

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, has been selected by the New York Law Journal to receive its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Leni Cummins Named an “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer” by the American Bar Association

June 19, 2020

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, was named a 2020 “On the Rise – Top 40 Lawyer” by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division.

Fifty-Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

63 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Guide

May 14, 2020

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2020 edition.

Leni Cummins Named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

April 02, 2020

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, was named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.

Kenneth Fisher Named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100

March 30, 2020

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100.

Kenneth Fisher and Stuart Shorenstein Named to City & State New York’s Law Power 100

March 11, 2020

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, and Stuart A. Shorenstein, a member of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies and chair of the New York City and state practice, were named to City & State New York’s 2020 Law Power 100.

Nine Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 15, 2020

Super Lawyers has named nine Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized As a Best Law Firm in 24 Practice Areas Nationwide, 106 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2019

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 27, 2019

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Kenneth K. Fisher Named to City & State New York’s Brooklyn Power 100

August 19, 2019

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s 2019 Brooklyn Power 100.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

Kenneth K. Fisher Named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 50

March 31, 2019

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of the law firm of Cozen O'Connor was named to City & State New York’s inaugural Real Estate Power 50.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Paul S. Rutter Named the Urban Development Lawyer of the Year by Century City Bar Association

January 24, 2019

– Cozen O’Connor attorney Paul S. Rutter, a member of the real estate practice in the firm’s Santa Monica, Calif., office, has been named “Urban Development Lawyer of the Year” by the Century City Bar Association. The Association provides legal education, leadership opportunities, and a sense of community to more than 4,000 Century City attorneys. Paul is among six attorneys being recognized by the Association for distinguishing himself in his respective field of expertise.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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