Joshua G. Berggrun is an associate attorney at McCarthy Lebit. His practice focuses on commercial real estate (buying, selling, leasing and financing) and supporting the transactional groups working on bank finance deals and mergers and acquisitions.

Joshua represents landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations, buyers and sellers in multi-million and billion dollar real estate deals and mergers and acquisitions, lenders and borrowers in financing transactions and property owners in board of revision matters.

He has experience working with shopping centers, lower middle market companies, banks, major league sports teams, medical practices and manufacturing and distribution companies.

Joshua earned his Juris Doctor at Elon University School of Law and received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Ithaca College.

Outside of his legal work, Joshua loves playing USTA tennis, enjoys attending theater productions and musicals at Playhouse Square, participating in LGBT events around Northeast Ohio and loves spending time with his family and German Shepherd, Louie.


  • Ithaca College
    • Bachelor of Science, Sports Management
  • Elon University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor


  • Ohio Supreme Court


  • The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club 2021 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers
  • Notable LGBTQ Executives 2020, Crain's Cleveland Business
  • 12 Under 36, Cleveland Jewish News, 2019
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member Spotlight, 2019


  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Hillel Mentorship Program, Mentor


  • "Estate planning doesn't have to be stressful," Cleveland Jewish News, March 2019
  • "Understanding the Capital Stack in an M&A Transaction," Crain's Cleveland Business, January 2019
  • "Qualified Opportunity Zones," McCarthy Lebit Blog, January 2019
  • "What to Consider Ahead of the Sale of a Closely-help Company," Smart Business News, May 2019


Drafted Contracts for Diverse Clientele

Planned, negotiated, and drafted mergers & acquisitions contracts for multiple sports teams and corporate companies

Successfully Navigated Complex Taxation Issues

Obtained necessary tax clearances and approvals from Ohio governmental agencies

Multi-Million Dollar Transactional Deals