THOMAS P. WITT, Secretary
Thomas P. Witt joined Cozen O'Connor's Philadelphia office in April 2009 as a member in the Business Law Department.
Tom is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group and has extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions, including sales, leasing, financing, broker licensing, zoning, and land development regulation. His practice includes zoning, land use, and historic preservation for projects in Philadelphia, including the Comcast Center (tallest building in the city), the luxury condominium 1706 Rittenhouse Square, and the National Museum of American Jewish History. He also handles sale-leaseback transactions and the representation of office tenants in leasing. He has lectured on real estate practice and zoning, teaches the course in Land Use Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Law.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Tom served as co-chair of the Zoning and Land Use Committee of the Real Property Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and was active on committees of the Philadelphia Bar Association and Development Workshop commenting on Philadelphia’s 2012 Zoning Ordinance. He is also a member of the board of directors of Regional Housing Legal Services. Tom is a past president and current publications chair of the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia, serves on the advisory committee of the La Salle University Art Museum, and, with his wife, Loretta, is past co-president of the Science and Art Club of Germantown. He also serves on the board of Historic RittenhouseTown and was recently elected Treasurer of Historic RittenhouseTown.
Tom earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from La Salle College, his Master of Arts from Harvard University, and his law degree, cum laude, from Temple University. In 1968, he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.