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.
University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1971)
University of Pennsylvania (B.S.E.E. 1967, cum laude)
Pennsylvania, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
American Bar Association positions:
Bernie has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Real Property section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Recognition & Accomplishments
From 2006-2018, Bernie was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of Real Estate. He was also recognized in the 2018 and 2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in real estate.
Bernie’s roles in the community have included: