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People Partner


Wesleyan University, B.A., with Honors, 1990; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1996

At Couch White Josh has largely focused his practice on the review and development of solar, hydro and wind projects on behalf of developers, lenders and investors with an emphasis on real estate, real property and real property taxation issues.

In addition, Josh serves as Agent or Examining Counsel for three major title insurance companies and handles all aspects of real estate transactions.  Josh also has substantial litigation experience in state and federal courts throughout New York State.


  • New York State Courts
  • United States District Court (New York Northern, Southern and Western Districts)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Bankruptcy Court (New York Northern and Southern Districts)
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Experience

  • Real estate diligence for closing and development of dozens of community solar projects throughout New York State.
  • Represented hydro owner in the structuring and implementation of a successful JV with a crypto mining company for an existing project and future acquisitions.
  • Due diligence review of multiple wind projects on behalf of lenders and investors throughout New York State.
  • General Counsel for hydro and biodiesel companies looking to expand their operations within New York State, the Northeast Corridor and the Midwest.
  • Represent clients in acquisition and sale of hydro, biodiesel, wind and solar assets and the companies owning those assets.
  • Creation of corporate structures for startup biodiesel firm to accommodate non-monetary equity contributions, incorporate minority interest protections, protect founders and angel investors and expand with additional investors and investments.
  • Outside General Counsel for start-up New York City biodiesel firm from conception through expansion of operations throughout the Northeast Corridor and Project finance.
  • Counseling clients on structuring and closing all aspects of corporate and transactional matters.
  • Examining Counsel or Agent for three major title insurance companies.


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Rensselaer County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors and Past President, New York Council of Non-Profits
  • President, Good Causes
  • Treasurer, Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York