Haynes and Boone’s Arthur Cohen Admitted to American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers

04/23/2009

Arthur Cohen, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, has been admitted to the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (ACCFL) as a fellow.

With more than 25 years of experience handling complex corporate transactions focused on project financing, project development and mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Cohen is a natural fit for the ACCFL. The college serves as an exclusive professional organization dedicated to promoting the field of commercial finance law. Membership is limited to commercial finance lawyers, jurists and academics who have achieved preeminence in the field and have contributed significantly to the education of others through teaching, lecturing or published writings.

Cohen is co-chair of the firm's Projects Practice Group. He is a recognized leader in his field and currently serves as chair of the project finance and development committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section. From 2001 to 2007 he served on the Steering Committee (and in 2004 to 2006 as chair) of the District of Columbia Bar’s Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section. Mr. Cohen is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center, where he teaches a course on project finance.

In his practice, Mr. Cohen’s industry focus includes energy, electric power, sports facilities and other infrastructure. He 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, public offerings and other financings, and joint ventures and other strategic alliances. He has also represented both developers and lenders in restructuring troubled projects. Geographically, Mr. Cohen has structured and closed transactions throughout the U.S. and in Latin and South America, Asia and Europe.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With almost 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2008), as one of "The Best 20 Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2008), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2009) and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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