Finalist: Joan B. Velazquez


Partner/Chair of the Real Estate Department
Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Joan B. Velazquez is a partner and chair of the Ervin Cohen & Jessup Real Estate Department. Too many lawyers spend time telling their clients what cannot be done. As the chair of Ervin Cohen & Jessup’s real estate practice, Velazquez isa creative problem solver and proven deal maker who never loses sight of her clients’ business goals. She understands that her job is to mitigate her client’s legal risks while letting them realize the business opportunity in every deal.