40 Under 40: Joshua Spielman
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40 Under 40: Joshua Spielman

Joshua is an associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Joshua Spielman
Joshua Spielman

Joshua Spielman received a bachelor’s from Rutgers University; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center.

Spielman is a member of the corporate practice arm of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office. His practice focuses in the areas of corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, emerging growth companies, venture capital financing and private equity.

He is married to wife, Dani; they have a son, Ari, 9 months old

He was raised in a family that believes communities need to be actively built and continuously sustained and supported. His family has always been committed to Jewish life and have actively supported the Jewish day school, youth group and summer camping movements. Josh himself is an alumnus of the Solomon Schechter Day School system, where he met his wife, United Synagogue Youth (USY), Ramah Nyack, Ramah Poconos and Ramah Darom.

His family are members of two metro Atlanta synagogues, Congregation B’nai Torah and Temple Sinai. He recently began a term as President of the board of Neranenah Arts and Culture Series, recently renamed from the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, to honor the spirit of ‘come together and sing’. Josh is also a second-generation supporter of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces and has served on the board for the Southeast Region for the past three years.

In addition to these board memberships, Josh uses his background to provide pro bono legal services to several organizations around Atlanta, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Hillels of Georgia, The Epstein School, and other local Jewish organizations. He has extended his non-profit legal work to include other faith-based organization around Georgia, including a recent tribute event for Archbishop Desmond Tutu and has often been asked to serve in these roles to lend a Jewish perspective where one may or may not otherwise already exist. Part of Josh’s philosophy of Jewish community building is rooted in creating opportunities to offer this perspective and for engagement and education across all communities in and around Atlanta.

Bee At Peace is another organization where Spielman serves as a board member and pro-bono counsel. Bee At Peace is a nonprofit that works to help fight the stigmas surrounding the topic of mental health for women of color through faith-based retreats and educational opportunities.

When Spielman was asked what it means to him to be named as a 40 Under 40, he said, “I have been so fortunate to have an incredible family, as well as mentors at Greenberg Traurig, who led by example. These are individuals who are committed to their Jewish identity, actively supporting Jewish communal organizations and deeply believe in the need to support the larger communities in which we live. These relationships have given me a platform to serve, and I feel particularly fortunate to work at a firm that values and rewards this type of commitment and passion.

“Community means everything to me. The communities in which I was raised and which I have been fortunate to be a part of throughout my life have shaped who I am. I feel particularly honored to be included on [Atlanta Jewish Times’ 2022 40 Under 40] a list recognizing those who are helping to build, sustain, and shape our community.”

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