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Bernard B. Kolodner

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.

Bernard B. Kolodner

Partner, Business and Finance Department
Practice Leader, Real Estate Group
215.496.7226
bkolodner@kleinbard.com

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1971)

University of Pennsylvania (B.S.E.E. 1967, cum laude)

Professional Highlights

Memberships

American Bar Association positions:

  • Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Transactions Group in the Real Property Division of the Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section after serving as Vice Chair of that Group
  • Vice Chair of the Design and Construction Committee
  • Chair of the Easements, Covenants and Restrictions Committee.
  • Bernie has lectured, written, and moderated panels for continuing education credits on various real estate topics.

Bernie has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Real Property section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Recognition & Accomplishments

From 2006-2016, Bernie was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of Real Estate.  He was also recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in real estate.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a municipal entity in connection with the creation of a new courthouse.
  • Represented a developer in the assemblage and development of a shopping center.
  • Represented a publicly-traded company in the creation of its form construction contracts.
  • Represented a charter school in the acquisition of a building as well as the completion of a $14 million construction project, which included obtaining tax-exempt financing through the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development successfully securing zoning variances, and negotiating agreements with a construction manager, architect, and several subcontractors.
  • Represented a church in the restructuring of its finances with its lender.
  • Represented an individual in the acquisition of a shopping center.

Community Activities

Bernie’s roles in the community have included:

  • Serving as the Director of the Beachcomber Swim Club;
  • Serving as a trustee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia as well as chair and vice chair of various Federation committees; and

 

Bernard B. Kolodner

Partner, Business and Finance Department
Practice Leader, Real Estate Group
215.496.7226
bkolodner@kleinbard.com

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.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a municipal entity in connection with the creation of a new courthouse.
  • Represented a developer in the assemblage and development of a shopping center.
  • Represented a publicly-traded company in the creation of its form construction contracts.
  • Represented a charter school in the acquisition of a building as well as the completion of a $14 million construction project, which included obtaining tax-exempt financing through the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development successfully securing zoning variances, and negotiating agreements with a construction manager, architect, and several subcontractors.
  • Represented a church in the restructuring of its finances with its lender.
  • Represented an individual in the acquisition of a shopping center.

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1971)

University of Pennsylvania (B.S.E.E. 1967, cum laude)

Admissions

Pennsylvania, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Highlights

Memberships

American Bar Association positions:

  • Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Transactions Group in the Real Property Division of the Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section after serving as Vice Chair of that Group
  • Vice Chair of the Design and Construction Committee
  • Chair of the Easements, Covenants and Restrictions Committee.
  • Bernie has lectured, written, and moderated panels for continuing education credits on various real estate topics.

Bernie has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Real Property section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Recognition & Accomplishments

From 2006-2016, Bernie was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of Real Estate.  He was also recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in real estate.

Community Activities

Bernie’s roles in the community have included:

  • Serving as the Director of the Beachcomber Swim Club;
  • Serving as a trustee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia as well as chair and vice chair of various Federation committees; and