Ms Abbi Cohen > Dechert LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
CIRCA CENTRE, 2929 ARCH STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104-2808
United States
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Work Department

Environmental Transactional and Risk Management

Position

Partner

Career

Abbi L. Cohen, is an environmental transaction partner in the corporate and securities practice at Dechert LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. She is recognized as a leading environmental lawyer by Chambers USA for more than 15 years, 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 thousands of business transactions. 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.

Memberships

  • Penn Law Alumni Advisory Board for Inclusion & Engagement
  • Mortgage Bankers Association, EPA’s negotiated rulemaking on the “All Appropriate Inquiry” standard for the federal superfund statute
  • BNA Environmental Due Diligence Advisory Board
  • Former Chair, “Appropriate Inquiry” Task Force for the Mortgage Bankers Association of America
  • Former Co-chair, Environmental Insurance Task Force for the Mortgage Bankers Association of America
  • Environmental Policy Committee of the Real Estate Round Table
  • Several national real estate, energy, and environmental organizations
  • Environmental Committee of ASTM, the industry standard setting organization, which has established a number of widely used environmental standards
  • Lectures and writes frequently on environmental topics in business transactions

Education

  • Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A., 1980, magna cum laude, with High Honors in economics, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1983

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: transactional

(Leading lawyers)

Abbi CohenDechert LLP

Working in close collaboration with the firm’s offices around the globe, Dechert LLP‘s Philadelphia-based environmental group advises clients on the environmental implications of acquisitions and divestitures of businesses, real estate investments and financing transactions. Of particular note, the team has significant experience in relation to the environmental aspects of infrastructure projects, assisting with environmental site assessments and permitting matters. Leading practitioner Abbi Cohen heads up the practice that also includes John Ix; both bring to the table a blend of transactional and environmental regulatory compliance expertise.