July 11, 2017
Joshua Horvitz is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate group. He has almost fifteen years of experience as a trusted counselor and advocate for property owners, businesses, individuals, and community associations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Horvitz is proudly committed to protecting the legal interests of his clients.
Mr. Horvitz regularly represents clients in real estate development and regulatory matters, such as zoning, land use, tax assessment appeals, tax abatements, business taxes, real estate taxes, and code violations. He regularly appears before administrative agencies to advocate on behalf of his clients in connection with these matters, including the Zoning Board of Adjustment of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Historical Commission, The Tax Review Board of the City of Philadelphia, the Board of Licenses and Inspections Review of the City of Philadelphia, and the City of Philadelphia Board of Revision of Taxes.
Mr. Horvitz frequently counsels his clients in connection with the purchase or sale of real estate. In this role, he provides legal guidance throughout all aspects of both commercial and residential real estate transactions.
As part of our Community Association Law group, Mr. Horvitz is Assistant General Counsel to numerous condominium associations throughout the greater Philadelphia area. In this role, Mr. Horvitz counsels Executive Boards, Board Members, and Managers regarding the internal governance of condominium associations, contracts, unit owner disputes, requests for an accommodation due to disability, collection of delinquent assessments, elections and voting rights, enforcement of rules and regulations, taxation, insurance, and other legal issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Horvitz undertook a judicial clerkship with several Honorable Judges of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where he handled appeals from local administrative agency decisions, code violations, sheriff’s sales, dispositive motions, emergency injunctions, and equity/real estate matters.
As part of our Tax Assessment Appeals group, Mr. Horvitz analyzes our clients’ property holdings for potential tax reductions, negotiates tax reductions with the local taxing authority, and prosecutes tax appeals before the Board of Revision of Taxes. Fineman Krekstein and Harris, P.C. is the premier law firm representing local property owners in tax assessment appeals. Mr. Horvitz has helped hundreds of clients obtain real estate tax reductions.