James R. Williams

James R. Williams

Cozen O'Connor

Recognized since 2006

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Real Estate Law
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James R. Williams joined the firm’s Philadelphia office in April 2009 as a member in the Business Law Department.

A member of the Real Estate Practice Group, James represents financial institutions and developers in real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis on transactions involving tax exempt financial institutions. His practice encompasses a broad range of real estate matters, including financing, acquisitions, sales, leasing, and development in a number of major metropolitan areas.

James is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA, and served on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association from 2005 through 2007. James is a member of the International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate.

James earned his law degree from New York University School of Law and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.


  • One Liberty Place, Suite 2800
    1650 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

Cozen O'Connor
Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

151 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

73 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Real Estate Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Real Estate Law, Philadelphia (2019)
  • Real Estate Law, Philadelphia (2015)

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

  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus:

  • Commercial
  • Tax Certiorari


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