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Mr. Kahane is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Mississippi, New York, and Texas and concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of general business litigation, commercial disputes of all types, work outs, and complex litigation. He is a recognized authority in the area of Landlord-Tenant matters, and represents multi-family and commercial property owners and management companies before Courts in Memphis, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; Jackson, Tennessee; Northern Mississippi; and Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Kahane represents local, regional, and national ownership and management groups with portfolios that include over 1.3 million multi-family housing units, more than 300 million square feet of commercial space, 400,000 units of affordable housing, and 25,000 units of military housing.
In addition, Mr. Kahane represents individuals and companies before the General Sessions 14 Environmental Court in Memphis on code citation, zoning, and commercial signage matters, and before the City of Memphis and administrative departments on land use matters of all types.
In 2011, Mr. Kahane authored Landlord Tenant Law – Guide and Handbook, a reference to the practice of landlord and tenant law in Shelby County, Tennessee. Having sold and distributed the first edition of 250 books in less than 6 months, and its second printing in less than 3 months, Landlord Tenant Law – Guide and Handbook, is currently in its third printing. From its thorough and easy-to- read description of the eviction process and post-judgment collection strategies, to the text of the updated Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act with interlineated comments, to sample form pleadings and notices, Landlord Tenant Law – Guide and Handbook has become a must-have resource for legal practitioners, property management companies, and multi-family property owners. Mr. Kahane is a well-known lecturer and has presented seminars on landlord and tenant practice, fair housing, and CAM training, for judges, lawyers, and property professionals across the mid-south.
Mr. Kahane represents commercial real estate owners in loan renegotiations, modifications and restructurings. He works closely with clients to assess their individual needs, and then assists them in finding the best possible options to reach their unique short- and long-term goals including Discounted Payoffs (DPO), debt subordinations (A/B Notes), interest rate and amortization relief and recapitalizations.
Mr. Kahane also has extensive and successful experience providing counsel and representation to owners and management entities across the United States before city councils, local governments, and municipality departments. This counsel has been in connection with a wide range of redevelopment and real estate related issues such as building standards, zoning requirements, neighborhood preservation, and other conditions or conduct affecting public health, safety or welfare. Mr. Kahane has successfully shielded clients from the commencement of costly litigation and negotiated instead improvement plans with government representatives and their attorneys which resulted in the dismissal of city and county claims, preservation of the subject assets, and the waiver of millions of dollars in fees, fines, and penalties.
Mr. Kahane is a SUPERLAWYER© in the areas of Real Estate Law and Business Litigation.
While not verified, it is believed that Mr. Kahane is the only real estate lawyer in the United States for whom a bobble head doll, bearing his exact likeness, has been made.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2015||11/19/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Jefferson Award Nominee||The Commercial Appeal||2011|
|Top 40 Under 40||Memphis Business Journal||2009|
|Community Service Award||Baron Hirsch Synagogue||2009|
|National Leadership Award||Yeshiva University||2009|
|Man of the Year||Margolin Hebrew Academy/Feinstone Yeshiva of the South||2008|
|National High School Basketball Coach of the Year Nominee||JVElite||2008|
|Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Yeshiva University Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Administration||Board of Trustees||2013 - Present|
|Apartment Association of Greater Memphis||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Jewish Foundation of Memphis||Director||2012 - Present|
|Memphis Jewish Federation||Board of Directors||2007 - Present|
|Cooper Yeshiva High School Invitational Basketball Tournament||Founder/Director||N/A|
|Office of the Public Liaison, The White House" Clinton Administration||Intern||N/A|
|Margolin Hebrew Academy/Feinstone Yeshiva of the South||Board of Trustees; President||2011 - 2014|
|Memphis Jewish Community Center||Board of Directors; Executive Committee; Legal Counsel||2008 - 2010|
|Baron Hirsch Synagogue||Board of Trustees; Executive Committee||2008 - 2011|
|Acquisitions & Dispositions||N/A|
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|Josh Kahane- Glankler Brown||Landlord Tenant Law Guide & Handbook||2012|
|Kahane Report- Glankler Brown||Kahane Report||N/A|
|Temple University School of Law||Law||J.D.||2004|
|University of Pennsylvania Wharton School||N/A||N/A||2004|
|Yeshiva University||Political Science & Sociology||N/A||2001|
|Tennessee Real Estate Law Conference||Landlord-Tenant Law & Litigation||2015|
|Tennessee Attorney's Memo Webinar||Commercial & Residential Leasing||2015|
|Tennessee Attorney's Memo National Webinar||Evictions, Court and Litigation||2015|
|National Apartment Association, Certified Apartment Manager||Legal Section Instructor||2015|
|Sterling Executive Seminars||Landlord-Tenant Law & Bankruptcy||2014|
|Apartment Association of Greater Memphis Fair Housing Seminar||Fair Housing||2014|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Retail, Office & Restaurant Leases: Key Provisions and Warranties||2013|