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Abbi L Cohen

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Practice Areas

Abbi L. Cohen, recognized as a leading environmental lawyer by Chambers USA for more than a decade, focuses her practice on evaluating environmental liabilities associated with corporate, real estate, and financing transactions—including with respect to energy—and providing both state and federal permitting and regulatory compliance advice. She has assisted clients in siting and permitting industrial facilities, including resource recovery and cogeneration facilities, as well as power plants.

Ms. Cohen has provided environmental advice with respect to more than a thousand business transactions. She has assisted one of the leading U.S. rating agencies in developing environmental assessment and insurance criteria and in evaluating the potential impact of environmental conditions on mortgage-backed securities in numerous transactions involving portfolios consisting of multiple properties. She has also advised clients on structuring transactions to minimize environmental liabilities, negotiating strategies, and in preparing relevant provisions in transaction documents in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, and financings. She has participated in supervising environmental consultants throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Professional Memberships

Mortgage Bankers Association, EPA’s negotiated rulemaking on the “All Appropriate Inquiry” standard for the federal superfund statute

BNA Environmental Due Diligence Advisory Board

Environmental Policy Committee of the Real Estate Round Table

Environmental Committee of ASTM