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Mitchell R. Cohen
Of Counsel
SILVERANG, DONOHOE,
    ROSENZWEIG & HALTZMAN, LLC
595 East Lancaster Avenue
Suite 203
St. Davids, PA 19087
Direct: (610) 263-0118
Main: (610) 263-0115
Fax: (215) 827-5930
mcohen@sanddlawyers.com

Biography:

Mitchell R. Cohen is Of Counsel in Silverang, Donohoe, Rosenzweig & Haltzman, LLC's Business and Corporate Law and Real Estate & Land Use practice areas. Mr. Cohen is also spearheading the development of the firm's interdisciplinary and dynamic Alternative and Renewable Energy practice. He represents corporate clients in all aspects of business-related matters and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, plant and product expansion, succession planning and divestitures, and real estate clients in acquisition, development and funding matters. Mr. Cohen has particular experience in corporate financing, including senior debt, mezzanine and equity funding, as well as workout and restructuring financing. He has represented development international oil and refining companies, transportation companies, high-tech and biotech companies, medical service providers, solar energy development companies, equity funds and national lenders.

Mr. Cohen has served as counsel to retail, office, industrial and residential developers throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania with respect to acquisitions, dispositions, land use, financing, construction, leasing and property management matters. In this arena, Mr. Cohen has represented large national REITS, small developers, equity funding sources and lenders. Mr. Cohen brings into his representation of real estate clients his years of experience as a real estate developer including his role as CEO and a principal of Cohen Development Group LLC, a commercial real estate development company based in Marlton, New Jersey.

As legal counsel to developers, lenders and contractors, and in his role as an active real estate developer, Mr. Cohen has had extensive experience in the government relations aspects of land use matters. He has worked closely with municipalities and state and federal agencies, and has had significant experience with governmental funding programs.

Mr. Cohen also represents clients engaged in or considering business ventures in emerging green energy fields such as solar, wind, geothermal, cogeneration, biofuels and biomass. His clients include solar and other alternative energy developers, EPC contractors, energy consultants and renewable energy funding sources. Most recently, Mr. Cohen was appointed General Counsel to the New Jersey Renewable Energy Coalition.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Acquisition of a national real estate portfolio
  • Sale of a 100+ acre industrial property
  • Financing second-stage expansion of a biotech company
  • Purchase and redevelopment of a large retail property
  • Sale of build-to-suit industrial facility
  • Financing of a major commercial facility
  • Representation of an international solar energy EPC in a $25 million equity raise
  • Acquisition of a real estate portfolio
  • Settlement of Complex commercial litigation dispute
  • Sale of build-to-suit industrial facility
  • Financing of a major commercial facility
  • Acquisition of a real estate portfolio
  • Settlement of complex commercial litigation dispute

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Top Attorney List - Alternative & Renewable Energy, SJ Magazine, 2011 - 2016
  • Named to the "Legal Elite" list by SmartCEO Magazine, 2011

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • New Jersey Renewable Energy Coalition
    • General Counsel
  • Akiba Hebrew Academy, Lower Merion, PA
    • Past President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
  • Camden County Bar Association
    • Former Chairperson, Commercial Law Committee
  • Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey
    • Past President
  • Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey
    • Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
    • Former Member, Board of Directors
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Mr. Cohen is an executive committee member and a past president of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy (formerly Akiba Hebrew Academy) in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; a board member and past president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey; a past chair of the Commercial Law Committee of the Camden County Bar Association; a past member of the board of directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey; a past member of the National Board of Directors of the American Technion Society-Israel Institute of Technology; and a past member of the board of directors of the New Jersey Remodelers Association.

Mr. Cohen is a frequent speaker in professional and community organizations as well as an active volunteer in the South Jersey community.

Awards Include:

  • Leadership Service Award, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey
  • Leadership Award, Akiba Hebrew Academy, 2003 Annual Honoree

ARTICLES & ALERTS
Legislation Infuses Life Back Into NJ Solar Energy Industry
Legal Alert (August 3, 2012)

Sustainable Energy and Our Economy: New Allies
(October 11, 2010)

Show Me The Money: Where To Find Capital in The New Economy
New Jersey Law Journal, vol. 200, no. 11 (June 14, 2010)

 

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