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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.


  • Three Logan Square, Fifth Floor
    1717 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103


  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D., graduated 1971
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S.E.E., graduated 1967

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, Eastern District of PA


  • American Bar Association - •Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Transactions Group in the Real Property Division of the Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section
  • American Bar Association - •Chair of the Easements, Covenants and Restrictions Committee
  • American Bar Association - •Vice Chair of the Design and Construction Committee

Kleinbard LLC
Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Real Estate Law

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