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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.


Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 35%
  2. Business: 35%
  3. Personal Injury: 30%

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Glankler Brown PLLC

6000 Poplar Ave Ste 400
Memphis, TN, 38119-3955


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201507/16/2016
NYCurrently registered 201103/07/2016
MSAuthorized to practice law200607/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Jefferson Award NomineeThe Commercial Appeal2011
Top 40 Under 40Memphis Business Journal2009
Community Service AwardBaron Hirsch Synagogue2009
National Leadership AwardYeshiva University2009
Man of the YearMargolin Hebrew Academy/Feinstone Yeshiva of the South2008
National High School Basketball Coach of the Year NomineeJVElite2008
Super LawyersLaw & Politics MagazineN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Yeshiva University Azrieli Graduate School of Education and AdministrationBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
Apartment Association of Greater MemphisBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Jewish Foundation of MemphisDirector2012 - Present
Memphis Jewish FederationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Cooper Yeshiva High School Invitational Basketball TournamentFounder/DirectorN/A
Office of the Public Liaison, The White House" Clinton AdministrationInternN/A
Margolin Hebrew Academy/Feinstone Yeshiva of the SouthBoard of Trustees; President2011 - 2014
Memphis Jewish Community CenterBoard of Directors; Executive Committee; Legal Counsel2008 - 2010
Baron Hirsch SynagogueBoard of Trustees; Executive Committee2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Residential EvictionsN/A
Acquisitions & DispositionsN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Josh Kahane- Glankler BrownLandlord Tenant Law Guide & Handbook2012
Kahane Report- Glankler BrownKahane ReportN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaN/AN/A2004
Yeshiva UniversityPolitical Science & SociologyN/A2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tennessee Real Estate Law ConferenceLandlord-Tenant Law & Litigation2015
Tennessee Attorney's Memo WebinarCommercial & Residential Leasing2015
Tennessee Attorney's Memo National WebinarEvictions, Court and Litigation2015
National Apartment Association, Certified Apartment ManagerLegal Section Instructor2015
Sterling Executive SeminarsLandlord-Tenant Law & Bankruptcy2014
Apartment Association of Greater Memphis Fair Housing SeminarFair Housing2014
National Business Institute SeminarRetail, Office & Restaurant Leases: Key Provisions and Warranties2013