Josh Friedmann handles real estate transactions and land use matters for clients ranging from infrastructure authorities, pension funds, and blue-chip companies to startups and small family foundations. He also advises various nonprofit and community organizations on governance, transactions, and risk-management issues. Josh is focusing his practice on sustainable public/private and mixed-use development projects, as well as other matters with public- and government-facing concerns.
Before law school, Josh served as aide to the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality, where he worked with agency officials, advocacy organizations, lawmakers, and legislative staff to advance the Obama Administration’s environmental policy priorities.
Josh previously worked on energy, environmental, infrastructure, and labor matters in UPS’s Corporate Public Affairs Group.
Admitted to Practice
J.D., Harvard Law School
- Teaching Assistant, Affordable Housing Development
- Editor, Harvard Environmental Law Review
B.S., Political Science, Tufts University, summa cum laude
- Internships with U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee and Office of Governor Chris Gregoire
- Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
Memberships & Affiliations
- Content Editor, Ch. 23: Land Use and Environmental Law, Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual, King County Bar Association, 2018-2019
- Board Member, Washington Conservation Voters
- Social Action and Government Affairs Working Group, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
- Summer Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, 2016
- Summer Associate, Pacifica Law Group, Seattle, 2015
- Special Assistant, Council on Environmental Quality at The White House, Washington, D.C., 2012-2014
- Legislative Assistant, UPS Corporate Public Affairs, Washington, D.C., 2011-2012
- External Affairs Assistant, Tufts University, Medford, Mass., 2010-2011