Joshua M. Greenberg
TEL: (202) 452-1400 ext. 5417
Washington, DC 20006
Mr. Greenberg is a litigator. His practice concentrates on general commercial and residential real estate and business matters, including landlord-tenant issues, redevelopment of real estate, rent control, Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) matters, Human Rights claims (e.g., fair housing claims, housing discrimination claims and ADA reasonable accommodation claims), contract disputes, bankruptcy and post-judgment collections. Mr. Greenberg is a Member of the D.C. Superior Court’s Landlord & Tenant Rules Advisory Subcommittee (membership composed of various Judges, Landlord & Tenant Court and Superior Court staff and lawyers from both the Landlord and Tenant practices). Mr. Greenberg is licensed in all three metro-area jurisdictions (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) where he has litigated many cases at the state and administrative levels, representing landlords and developers in diverse areas of commercial and residential real estate and business litigation.
Among Mr. Greenberg’s most notable cases, he represented the owner of a multi-family rental property alleging violations of the owner’s constitutionally protected property rights based on the District’s issuance of 2 Stop Work Orders and revocation of the Certificate of Occupancy. Mr. Greenberg successfully obtained a verdict on the issue of liability against the District, after which he brokered a mid-six figure settlement for the client.
In June 2014, Mr. Greenberg was elected to serve a three year term on the Steering Committee for the DC Bar's Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Section. Mr. Greenberg’s term runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017.
In January and February, 2014, respectively, Mr. Greenberg testified before the Maryland Senate’s Judicial Proceedings Committee and the Maryland House of Delegates’ Environmental Matters Committee in support of cross-filed bills (SB 268 and HB 408), each seeking to amend Maryland Real Property Code §8-402.1 as it pertains to notice requirements for non-residential leases. Despite HB 408 receiving unanimous support in a full House vote (134-0 in favor), SB 268 died in committee.
Mr. Greenberg was the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Leadership Award from the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA).