Joseph E. Bartoszewicz

Joseph E. Bartoszewicz

  • Attorney Partner

Joseph E. Bartoszewicz is Vice Chair of the firm’s Real Estate & Lending Group and Chair of the firm’s Lender Group. Joe has practiced at the firm since his graduation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1989. He practices in the areas of commercial real estate financing and real estate acquisition and development.

Joe is an avid hiker and road bicyclist and enjoys ultra-endurance day hikes (e.g., Grand Canyon R2R2R and Pemi Loop, and Presidential Traverse – White Mountains, NH) and high mileage bike rides, both locally and throughout the US (e.g., multiple MS 150 rides and century (100 mile) rides and the RAGRAI – Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (500 miles). Joe is also a lifetime fisherman and enjoys fishing for muskies throughout the United States and Canada. Joe is well known in Pittsburgh and its northern suburbs as a middle school and high school basketball coach. Joe was born and raised in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh and now lives in the Town of McCandless with his wife Cindy.

  • Joe is a veteran deal closer who prioritizes quality, integrity, value, practicality, efficiency, and affordability in the context of a positive, collaborative, enjoyable (and sometimes humorous) experience, infused with equal parts of humble service, unwavering responsiveness, exceptional organization, and sincere gratitude.
  • Joe represents lending institutions, including local and regional banks in all aspects of complex commercial real estate financing transactions, including consultation and advice on transaction structuring, drafting and negotiation of loan documentation, analysis of title insurance issues and risks, and management, guidance, and leadership of the transaction closing process.
  • In addition, Joe represents developers and other individual and corporate clients in transactions involving the purchase, sale, construction, renovation, and financing of all types of commercial real estate, including retail properties, golf courses, residential projects, apartments, office complexes, office buildings, and multi-use warehouse facilities.
  • Joe closes transactions involving real estate located in any jurisdiction in the United States, through the firm’s membership in Meritas, a worldwide affiliation of law firms.
  • AV Preeminent® Rating from the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ Program
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
    • Real Property Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
    • Real Property Section
  • Messiah Bible Church (Zelienople), Member
  • Central Catholic High School Alumni Association, Member
  • Central Catholic Letterman Club (Basketball), Member
  • Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh, Member
  • Three Rivers Chapter of Muskies, Inc., Member
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame

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