Adena Herskovitz is a shareholder in Hangley Aronchick’s Real Estate Practice Group. She has extensive experience advising developers, owners, lenders, tenants, businesses and non-profits in a wide variety of transactional real estate matters, including sales and acquisitions, due diligence, financing, design, construction, management, and leasing.

In addition, Adena contributes extensive pro bono hours to providing sophisticated legal advice to nonprofits serving vulnerable communities in the Philadelphia area. Some of her work in this area includes helping a nonprofit acquire and redevelop a property for use as a school; assisting a nonprofit to establish an affordable rental housing program for low-income families; and guiding a nonprofit through a structural reorganization.

Adena also serves as President of the Board of Directors of Regional Housing Legal Services, a legal services organization that works to create housing and economic opportunity and to effect systematic change for lower-income households statewide.

Adena earned her law degree from the Yale Law School in 2004 and earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College in 1998. Prior to joining Hangley Aronchick, she was an associate at a Connecticut law firm where she was a member of the real estate, land use, and environmental law department. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Honors & Awards


Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law, 2024

Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” for Real Estate Law, 2011 – 2012, 2014 – 2016

Memberships & Community

Regional Housing Legal Services, Board Member

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