Greenberg Traurig’s Josh Cohen Speaks at Homes Within Reach Conference

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Joshua D. Cohen, shareholder in the Real Estate Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Philadelphia office, spoke at the Homes Within Reach Conference in Harrisburg on Nov. 14.

Joshua D. Cohen, shareholder in the Real Estate Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Philadelphia office, spoke at the Homes Within Reach Conference in Harrisburg on Nov. 14.

Cohen’s workshop, titled “B2 Stronger Together: Mergers and Acquisitions to Preserve Affordability,” detailed the challenges and benefits of utilizing mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures to strengthen the nonprofit community’s ability to address housing and community development issues. Cohen’s presentation focused on critical path items and business terms for nonprofit organizations and for-profit developers to discuss and negotiate at the beginning stages of the applicable project.

Greenberg Traurig was a sponsor of the conference, which ran through Nov. 16. The conference provided an opportunity for service providers, housing professionals, community builders, and those passionately committed to ensuring a home for every Pennsylvanian to network, share ideas, and make new connections, according to the Homes Within Reach website.

Cohen represents developers, institutional investors and lenders in complex joint ventures, acquisitions, developments, financings, leasing, and dispositions of multi-family, industrial, office, and retail developments. He has had a special focus in affordable housing development and environmentally contaminated real estate and is also experienced in sophisticated real estate financing workouts, bond financings, and commercial and industrial leasing.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia Office

Founded in 1997, Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office is now home to approximately 35 attorneys and 11 practices including Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring, Corporate & Securities, Emerging Technology, Environmental, Business Immigration & Compliance, Investment Regulation, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Public Finance, Real Estate, and Tax. The Philadelphia office represents clients in the manufacturing, health care, real estate, energy, financial, and insurance industries, state and local governments, professional service, and energy firms, and individuals.

About Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice

The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive legal solutions for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of nearly 300 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2016 BTI Brand Elite. More information at:

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