Arthur A. Cohen

Arthur A. Cohen is co-chair of the firm's Projects Practice Group and chair of the firm's Joint Ventures Group. He splits his time among the firm's Washington, D.C., Houston and New York offices. He has more than 25 years of experience doing complex corporate transactions, focusing on project financing, project development and mergers and acquisitions. He is a recognized leader in these fields 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 he served on the Steering Committee (and in 2004/6 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.

Mr. Cohen's industry focus includes energy, electric power, transportation, 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.

Mr. Cohen is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, and was recognized for Projects in Expert Guides, 2014.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Mr. Cohen practiced law with Skadden Arps and was a Managing Director at GE Capital.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Projects, 2) Joint Ventures, 3) Mergers and Acquisitions, 4) Finance, 5) Energy, 6) Power, 7) Renewables and Regulatory, 8) LNG, 9) Clean Tech and 10) International
Law School Columbia Law School (J.D., 1979)
Education Yale University (B.A., 1976)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association
Most recent firm Haynes and Boone, LLP
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