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Former Silverstein Properties General Counsel Joins Cozen O’Connor

Law firm Cozen O’Connor has hired former Silverstein Properties EVP and GC Jonathan W. Knipe in its real estate practice.

Jonathan Knipe

Knipe has spent the past 15 years with Silverstein Properties as chief legal officer and corporate secretary, and was instrumental in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center properties after 9/11. His new offices will be in one of those properties: 3 World Trade Center, where Cozen O’Connor recently consolidated its Manhattan operations.

“Now more than ever, given the seismic shift in the commercial real estate world, having someone who has been at the forefront of real estate development and has such an incredibly keen insight into the business and legal aspects involved in creating and executing successful mega-projects and public-private partnerships makes Jon’s addition a real win for Cozen O’Connor,” said Jeffrey A. Leonard, co-chair of Cozen’s business law department.


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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