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Joshua M. Farber

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Pittsburgh

One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Philadelphia

One Commerce Square
2005 Market St, Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Education
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2005
B.A., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 2002
State Bar Licenses
Pennsylvania
Super lawyers 2015
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Joshua M. Farber

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Joshua M. Farber is a member of Clark Hill's Real Estate Practice and Real Estate Development Practice Group and General Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Josh focuses his practice on commercial real estate development and leasing projects as well as a wide range of legal matters including mergers and acquisitions, formation and structuring of business entities,  private equity and venture capital transactions, securities offerings and disclosure compliance, and general corporate transactions.

Josh’s real estate practice focuses primarily in the areas of real estate acquisition, leasing and development including the sale, leasing and purchase of office buildings, shopping centers, manufacturing facilities, apartment complexes and planned community projects. Josh’s real estate experience also includes representing real estate companies in tax assessment appeals and land use and zoning matters. Josh also has advised both property owners and energy companies in the sale, leasing, and assignment of mineral rights.

Josh has a wide range of experience representing buyers and sellers in complex acquisition transactions, including mergers, stock purchases, and asset purchases in the real estate, manufacturing, construction, retail and printing industries. In the area of private equity and venture capital, Josh's experience includes drafting of private placement memoranda, preparation of shareholders and operating agreements, securities law compliance, and counseling both the management of and investors in such entities.

Josh advises established and emerging businesses on the various issues faced throughout a company’s life cycle, including formation, capitalization, equity investment, commercial transactions, debt financing, acquisitions, divestitures and succession planning. Josh has counseled numerous parties through the formation and structuring of new entities and ventures, and has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating limited liability company agreements, partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements and other organizational documents. Josh also assists entities in compliance with corporate formalities and business law requirements.

Josh was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Publications/Presentations

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Selling assets in bankruptcy

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Court strikes down contract set-asides

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 Bankruptcies soar in 2008

Other:

2014 and 2015 International Council of Shopping Centers OKIMP Law Conference Roundtable Leader

Pennsylvania Bar Institute -  Preparing LLC Documents

National Business Institute - Retail, Office and Restaurant Leases

National Business Institute - Commercial Lease Disputes

National Business Institute - Commercial Leases: Negotiating Key Provisions

Awards/Achievements
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
2019 Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate Law
Memberships
President, Summerset at Frick Park Neighborhood Association
Board of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Bar Association
Urban Land Institute
International Council of Shopping Centers
NAIOP
Experiences

After 3 ½ years, the dogged prosecution of nine separate federal and state lawsuits In Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and two late night closings, all involving seemingly intractable fraudulent transfer and lien priority issues, a multi-disciplinary team of Clark Hill lawyers recently concluded a massive commercial loan work-out for our Bank client that resulted in the recovery of substantially the entire eight figure, 10 year old debt owed by the Bank’s most recalcitrant borrower, with significant contributions from his foreign partners. 

Represented a printing and publishing company in the purchase of the assets of a competitor.
Represented retail grocer in a merger with a complimentary grocery delivery business
Represented buyers and sellers of medical and dental practices
Represented manufacturer of bulk transfer equipment in a series of related company mergers and consolidations
Represent landlords and tenants in various commercial leasing transactions.
Represented the purchaser of multiple shopping centers.
Regularly negotiate and draft contracts and transactional documents for corporate clients, including commercial purchase and sale agreements, service agreements, vendor agreements, employment related agreements and confidentiality agreements.
Represented discount retailer with regard to franchising, purchasing, organization and other commercial matters.
Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition of a multi-state industrial HVAC company and a business form supply company.
Drafted offering documents, shareholder agreements, investor rights agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, and similar materials in connection with raising equity for private equity funds, along with counseling with respect to federal and state securities compliance matters in connection with such offerings.
Represented medical manufacturer with respect to its manufacturing and joint venture agreements, technology licenses, distribution agreements corporate governance issues, and other commercial matters.
Represented developer in the acquisition of numerous sites for commercial development.
Counseled residential real estate brokerage in franchising of business.
Represented financial services company in the preparation of operating agreement and private placement memorandum.
Represented start-up robotics company in its formation, capitalization and equity offering.
Represented closely held real estate company in the sale of $135 million commercial property portfolio to public REIT.
Represented national real estate company in the purchase of numerous large, multi-family residential apartment complexes totaling in excess of $100 million.
Preparation of private placement memorandum for real estate equity fund.