One Liberty Place, 46th Floor
1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Bernard Kolodner is a partner in the Business and Finance Department and the Practice Leader of the Real Estate Group. He practices in the areas of development, design and construction, purchase and sale, leasing ( landlord and tenant representation), joint ventures and partnerships, financing, zoning, permitting, tax assessment appeals, and charitable exemptions.
Bernie has extensive experience in developing shopping centers and other commercial developments, from acquisition through permitting, environmental issues, financing, and design and construction. He has represented hospitals, schools, manufacturers, and investors, and has worked with publicly-traded companies, individuals, and small businesses. Bernie has represented both landlords and tenants for significant blocks of space, and buyers and sellers of vacant ground and high-rise buildings, and has prepared form leases and construction contracts for commercial undertakings.
In addition, Bernie has worked with governmental and quasi-governmental entities in significant transactions.
The Real Estate Law Practice:
Some clients deal with real estate as their main business, while others outside the industry may engage in opportunities to lease, buy, sell, and finance property. Whether they are building on real estate, have permitting issues, or seek council regarding the timing of sales, advantages of leasing, or other issues, clients rely on our attorneys to provide advice based upon relevant experience and successes.
For over 75 years, Kleinbard attorneys have served as trusted advisors and advocates for clients to help them achieve their goals. Kleinbard offers clients sophisticated legal representation that focuses on collaborating with the client to devise the best possible strategy for resolving their issue-whether by winning a dispute, closing a deal, or achieving legal compliance. Kleinbard’s clients appreciate the firm’s approach to legal work – goals are defined, lines of communication are fostered, and matters aren’t overstaffed. Providing exceptional service is at the heart of everything that Kleinbard attorneys do.
The Firm’s clients run the gamut from publicly-held multinationals and fourth generation family-owned businesses, to technology start-ups and high net worth individuals, to nonprofits and governmental agencies.
Kleinbard’s lawyers are products of some of the country’s best law schools and were trained at large national law firms. Because the Firm does not hire lawyers who have just completed law school, our clients are spared the cost of training new associates. Just as important, because the Firm’s lawyers have decided to practice in a smaller setting after having trained at large firms, we do not experience the turnover typical of many law firms. As a result, our clients develop long-term relationships with the lawyers who work on their matters, and we gain a multi-faceted understanding of our clients’ businesses.