Cozen O’Connor was recently listed by Thomson Reuters as the number two bond counsel firm in Pennsylvania for 2009, the firm’s highest bond counsel ranking to date. The firm was also ranked as the number one underwriter’s counsel in New Jersey for the second year in a row. Thomson Reuters bases its lists upon the aggregate dollar amount of the deals.
“These rankings highlight the strength of our practice and the caliber of the deals we handle for clients on both sides of the table,” said Suzanne Mayes, co-chair of the public and project finance practice. “While the bond market floundered a bit in the beginning of 2009, the balance of the year yielded new issuance opportunities under the federal stimulus package. We were well-versed in those innovative financing techniques and able to help clients effectively utilize those programs.”
The firm’s public and project finance practice handles all types of finance transactions and has closed more than $15 billion in bond financings as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower’s counsel for states, local governments, state and local authorities, nonprofits, and developers, among other diverse clients since 2007.