Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen is a partner at Stahl, Davies, Sewell, Chavarria & Friend, LLP. He practices in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Construction and Texas Tax practice groups. Alan advises clients developing and operating wind and solar projects throughout the United States.  He serves the firm’s clients by drafting and negotiating land control documents, guiding projects through title and survey review, drafting and negotiating EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), BOP (balance of plant), FEED (front end engineering design) and other design and construction agreements, and assisting in other transactional matters related to project development. In his commercial real estate practice, Alan represents clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including financing, PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing, purchasing, selling, title insurance, leasing, construction, and formation of partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. Alan’s experience includes serving as in-house counsel for a Fortune 250 provider of EPC services, commercial leasing (office, retail and industrial) including tenant representation throughout North America, representation of one of the nation’s largest title insurers, and litigation in state and federal district and appellate courts in Texas and Louisiana.

Alan is a frequent contributor to the Commercial Lease Law Insider and the Commercial Tenant’s Lease Insider and he serves on the Board of Advisors of the Commercial Tenant’s Lease Insider. Alan is licensed to practice law in Texas and Louisiana, and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Alan received his J.D. from Louisiana State University where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and a semifinalist in the Tullis Moot Court competition. Alan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Transactions:

  • Counsel for lender in connection with first commercial PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) loans in Texas – $3 million in financing for energy and water savings retrofits to three shopping malls in Travis County and Williamson County.
  • Counsel for developer in connection with agreements for construction of mixed-use project consisting of 150 apartments and 7,000 SF retail.
  • Counsel for solar developer in connection with development and sale of 110-megawatt solar project in Pecos County, Texas.
  • Counsel for purchaser of 110,000 SF and 130,000 SF office buildings in downtown Austin.
  • $19 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with EPC contractor in connection with design and construction of 20.0 MW AC solar-powered electric generation facility in California.
  • Commercial leases in Houston, TX (130,000 SF), New Orleans, LA (60,000 SF), Denver, CO (120,000 SF), Toronto, Canada (44,000 SF), Sacramento, CA (10,000 SF), Milwaukee, WI (11,000 SF), Honolulu, HI (10,000 SF), Boston, MA (11,000 SF), Louisville, KY (14,000 SF), Buffalo, NY (28,000 SF), Los Angeles, CA (39,000 SF), Chicago, IL (60,000 SF), Miami, FL (22,000 SF), Baton Rouge, LA (50,000 SF), Oakland, CA (76,000 SF), Cincinnati, OH (20,000 SF), Fort Washington, PA (64,000 SF), Fort Worth, TX (8,000 SF), Ontario, Canada (10,000 SF), Overland Park, KS (35,000 SF), Phoenix, AZ (56,000 SF).
  • $43 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with electric power supplier to bring system into compliance with the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
  • $36 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with electric power supplier related to flue gas desulfurization system upgrade.
  • $17 million engineering and procurement (EP) agreement with Canadian power supplier for supply of patented technology in connection with flue gas desulfurization system upgrade.
  • $10.2 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with electric power supplier for supply and installation of technology to control Mercury and SO3 emissions.
  • Global Master Professional Services Agreement with Fortune 500 global silicones supplier for installation of monitoring systems; routine monitoring activities including sampling, analysis, and review; internal and external reporting; investigation of issues and/or development of remediation plans; and/or site remediation activities.
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