Joshua Levy is a Partner in the firm's real estate, construction and
environmental law practice.
Josh has a broad range of experience drafting, reviewing, analyzing and
negotiating construction contracts on behalf of owners, contractors and
various professionals. His work has resulted in the execution of countless
construction contracts, architects agreements, construction management
agreements, and professional services agreements for both private and
public projects. His experience working with owners as well as contractors
and professionals equips Josh with the ability to successfully negotiate
agreements on behalf of a broad array of clients.
Josh also has extensive experience in a broad array of environmental, land
use, construction and renewable energy issues. His environmental experience
deals with contaminated properties, water and wetlands issues, land use
matters, renewable energy projects, green building projects, National
Environmental Policy Act issues, environmental transactional support,
regulatory issues, and general litigation strategies.
Josh is well-versed in environmental regulatory matters, assisting clients
in navigating the complex regulatory regime to effectively obtain required
agency approvals. His prior experience in the regulatory field with the
United States Army provides Josh with the unique experience to properly
manage the multi-faceted approach required to obtain favorable results
for clients. Josh also advises purchasers, sellers, insurers, and borrowers
regarding the environmental implications of anticipated transactions.
Josh is also a skilled litigator, handling matters in federal and state
court, and before state and city agencies and municipal bodies. He has
experience drafting litigation briefs, motions and other pleadings; conducting
discovery and deposing and defending witnesses; handling negotiations;
opposing and supporting land use applications; and participating in summary
judgment and trials. Josh also has experience with policy development
and legislative and regulatory activities, including analysis and drafting
of legislative language and preparing and commenting on proposed rules.
Before becoming an attorney, Josh was a wildlife and wetland biologist
with private consulting firms and a National Environmental Policy Act
Specialist with the United States Army. He has delineated more than 500
water resources, surveyed for owls and other wildlife, designed wetland
mitigation projects, developed survey plans, managed field crews, documented
stream characteristics, surveyed for asbestos containing material, and
drafted Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, Storm
Water Pollution Prevention Plans, Biological Assessments and Mitigation Plans.
In 2010, Josh was listed as a "Rising Star" in
New Jersey Super Lawyers and has been selected for inclusion in
New York Super Lawyers from 2014-2016.