Cozen O’Connor has been ranked among the top bond counsel in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by Thomson Financial for 2007. The rankings, in which the firm earned second place in Pennsylvania and third place in New Jersey, were based on volume by principal amount. “Our public finance group is very active on many types of bond financings on behalf of issuers, borrowers and underwriters in the Middle Atlantic region,” said Cozen O’Connor member and co-head of the firm’s public and project finance practice Suzanne S. Mayes. “This ranking recognizes our work in the region, and we are very pleased to receive it.”
“The firm has focused on expanding the public finance practice by serving not only as bond counsel, but also as underwriter's counsel, issuer's counsel and borrower's counsel throughout the region,” said Cozen O’Connor member and co-head of the firm’s public and project finance practice Raphael Perez. “We are proud that our efforts to better serve our clients have been recognized in this manner.”
Cozen O'Connor's public and project finance group is experienced in all types of finance transactions, including variable rate and off-balance sheet financings, bond pools and derivative transactions. The group regularly represents governmental issuers, non-profit and qualifying for profit borrowers and underwriters. In addition, they work closely with colleagues in other practice groups at the firm to provide creative, cross-disciplinary solutions for transactional clients' needs.