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Joshua M. Farber



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


Two Commerce Square
2001 Market St, Suite 2620
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2005
B.A., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 2002
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Super lawyers 2015
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Joshua M. Farber


Joshua Farber assists clients in a wide range of legal matters including commercial real estate development, 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. He also represents real estate companies in tax assessment appeals and land use and zoning matters. Josh advises both property owners and energy companies in the sale, leasing, and assignment of mineral rights.

Buyers and sellers count on Josh to represent them 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. He counsels parties through the formation and structuring of new entities and ventures using 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.

Publications & Presentations

  • The Legal Intelligencer, "The Evolving State of Pa. Property Tax Assessment Appeals," January 2020.
  • Roundtable Leader, 2014 and 2015 International Council of Shopping Centers OKIMP Law Conference.
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Selling assets in Bankruptcy,” Wednesday, March 18, 2009.
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Court Strikes down Contract Set-Asides,” Wednesday, February 11, 2009.
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Bankruptcies Soar in 2008,” Wednesday, February 04, 2009.
  • 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
2014 - 2020: Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition
The Best Lawyers in America
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

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