Arthur Cohen has represented financial institutions and project developers on major infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. and the world for more than 25 years. Arthur is consistently turned to by clients who value and respect his knowledgeable advice and leadership on significant transactions, and appreciate his understanding of how to best help them achieve their business goals.
Arthur’s industry focus includes energy, electric power, transportation, sports facilities and other infrastructure. Over the course of his career, Arthur has worked on all facets of project development, including: shareholder and partnership agreements; construction contracts; power and steam sales contracts; operation and maintenance agreements; equity commitments and guarantees; and state support agreements. He has represented lenders, borrowers, purchasers and sellers in a wide variety of transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, financings, and joint ventures and other strategic alliances. Arthur has also represented both developers and lenders in restructuring troubled projects. Arthur’s abilities in these areas are aided by his prior experience as a Managing Director at GE Capital which helped Arthur develop an efficient and business-friendly approach, with a practical real-world understanding of how businesses work and a sound grasp of financial principles.
As co-chair of the firm's Project Finance and Development Practice Group and chair of the firm's Joint Ventures Practice Group, Arthur splits his time among the firm's Washington, D.C., Houston and New York offices. Arthur is a recognized bar leader and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Project Finance Committee of the ABA's Business Law Section and was Chair from 2007-2011. From 2001-2007 Arthur served on the Steering Committee (and in 2004/6 as Chair) of the District of Columbia Bar's Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section. Arthur is also a member of the Tribar Opinion Committee and is a Trustee of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.
Arthur is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center where, for the last 10 years, he has taught a course on Project Finance. When not working on behalf of his clients, Arthur is frequently asked to speak to industry professionals on a wide variety of topics, including LNG projects, airport development, sports stadium financings, solar and wind energy, and challenges of project development in emerging markets.