NEW YORK (March 9, 2017) – Tax lawyer Alan S. Cohen has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Cohen represents syndicators and corporate investors in structuring tax-advantaged real estate investments with an emphasis on low-income housing and historic rehabilitation tax credits. Previously he was a partner at Nixon Peabody.
During his more than 30 years of practice, Mr. Cohen has advised clients in making over $20 billion of real estate investments that provide tax advantages. These transactions include low-income housing tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, sale-leasebacks, new market tax credits and energy tax credits. His clients range from nationally recognized syndicators and multi-national corporations in all business sectors to national and international banks and investment banks.
“With more than three decades of experience in the tax credit industry, Alan brings his strong client relationships and stellar reputation to the firm,” said Ted Hickey, who leads Holland & Knight’s Tax Credit Transactions practice. “He will play an important role in helping the firm further grow its tax credit transactions and affordable housing practice in New York and nationally.”
“Holland & Knight has always been at the forefront of new and developing areas involving the use of tax credits,” said Mr. Cohen. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues, some of whom I’ve known for many years, to continue to deliver the best strategic legal advice to our clients as the industry evolves.”
“I have known Alan for over 30 years and we have worked side-by-side on numerous transactions,” said James McDermott, the head of Holland & Knight’s Business Section. “I am delighted that he has joined the firm.”
Mr. Cohen received a J.D. degree from New York Law School and a B.A. degree from George Washington University.
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