Real Estate Leasing

Cozen O’Connor’s prominent leasing team represents landlords, tenants, and developers in their most critical and complex commercial real estate transactions. We structure deals to maximize value and preserve rights over the long term.

Top-ranked real estate professionals at Cozen O’Connor have led leasing in some of the most iconic office towers and commercial buildings in the country—from Gas Company Tower, U.S. Bank Tower, BNY Mellon Center, and Commerce Square to, more recently, Comcast Technology Center, Grand Avenue Project, and Capitol Crossing.

We are distinguished, in part, by having a truly national practice. With dedicated leasing attorneys in offices across the country, we work collaboratively on behalf of clients with multi-jurisdictional real estate portfolios. Firm attorneys have led leasing transactions in more than two dozen states in the last five years and understand the economics and deal norms specific to every major U.S. real estate market.

Cozen O’Connor attorneys have deep experience with diverse commercial assets and lease models:

  • Office, retail, industrial, and residential property leases
  • Ground leases
  • Anchor-tenant leases
  • Corporate headquarters and flagship leases
  • Leases with “special” build-out components
  • Operational master leases  
  • Co-working leases
  • Master apartment leases
  • Data and telecommunications site leases

The leasing practice is an integral part of Cozen O’Connor’s full-service real estate practice, broadening our perspective and enabling us to offer clients comprehensive real estate counsel on everything from litigation and land use to construction law and real estate finance.




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.

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.


Richard H. Berney

Co-Chair, Leasing

(212) 453-3847

Grier Hoyt

Co-Chair, Leasing

(202) 747-0788

Diane J. Hvolka

Co-Chair, Leasing

(310) 460-4482


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