PHILADELPHIA, July 19, 2012Howard Grossman joined Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department as a member in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.  Grossman has more than 30 years in the real estate industry and will work out of Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office.

Grossman’s practice will focus on real estate investment in all segments of the industry, from multi-family rental properties to hotels to retail centers and office buildings.  His practice extends to all aspects of investments, including both private and public equity, debt financing, and joint venture relationships. Grossman also has extensive experience in casinos and casino related development. 

Grossman left a very successful real estate practice at Ballard Spahr LLP to take a senior management role (director of acquisitions) at an NMHC top 50 real estate firm focused primarily on multi-family investment. He then moved to a regional multifamily operator as chief investment officer and chief operating officer.

“Howard’s work at real estate investment firms significantly expanded his knowledge of the business side of real estate,” said Jeffrey Leonard, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group.  “This understanding and experience will prove to be a real asset to our clients.”

Licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Grossman earned his law degree from the University of Florida and an L.L.M in taxation from New York University.

Established in 1970 and ranked among the 100 largest law firms in the United States, Cozen O’Connor has 575 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 21 offices across two continents.