Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Leonard

Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Leonard

Cozen O'Connor

Recognized since 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

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Jeff focuses his practice on multiple areas of real estate law, including real estate development, real estate finance, joint venture transactions, multifamily transactions, landlord-tenant disputes, and loan workouts. He currently serves on the firm's management committee and board of directors, and is chair of the firm's Business Law Section.

Jeff’s representations have included engagements by private equity funds in connection with the purchase of distressed debt, lenders in connection with construction and permanent financing, borrowers in connection with financings of a wide range of asset classes, including FNMA and Section 8 financings for multifamily projects, borrowers and lenders in loan work-out negotiations, corporations in connection with corporate headquarters acquisitions and leases, sales and leasing, a real estate investment trust in connection with a mixed-use condominium project, developer parties and investor parties in joint venture transactions, and buyers and sellers in portfolio acquisitions and dispositions.

Jeff is an executive board member of the PENJERDEL Council, an economic development council which promotes development of commerce in the Philadelphia region. He also serves on the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' board of directors. Jeff’s professional memberships include the American, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia bar associations and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Jeff is a 1982 graduate of Lafayette College and a 1985 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of The Tax Lawyer.


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


  • Georgetown University, J.D., graduated 1985
  • Lafayette College, A.B., graduated 1982


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers - Member
  • Penjerdel Council - Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association - Member

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Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • Real Estate Law


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