Pittsburgh, July 18, 2017 – Cozen O’Connor is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Mills to the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Mills is a member of the Real Estate and Public & Project Finance practice groups.
Mills joins the firm from Reed Smith, where he was a partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Finance groups. He focuses his practice on real estate and has extensive experience in commercial and corporate finance, tax-exempt and taxable bonds and general corporate representation. Mills’ work in real estate development includes handling acquisitions, divestitures, land use and zoning, leasing, financing, and obtaining economic incentives for commercial, retail, office, and industrial developments. Mills is also a nationally recognized, Red Book Bond Counsel, and a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He has represented state and local governments, school districts, and agencies as issuers of revenue bonds and general obligation bonds for financing the development, construction, and operation of capital projects ranging from manufacturing facilities, water and sewer projects, public housing, health care facilities, and college and universities. Mills also acts as underwriter's and special tax counsel for major investment banks in the underwriting of tax-exempt and taxable bonds. He joins on the heels of Cozen O’Connor’s recent addition of a prominent Washington, DC-based Zoning, Land Use & Development Group.
“I am very impressed by the strength and depth of the nationally recognized Real Estate practice at Cozen O'Connor,” said Mills. “I welcome the opportunity to help grow the new office in Pittsburgh and expand the firm’s real estate and finance practice to the city.”
In May, Cozen O’Connor announced the launch of a full-service office in Pittsburgh, which has grown substantially over the past two months and now has 18 lawyers. With flourishing offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg, Cozen O’Connor expects to continue building its statewide profile and further strengthen its national presence. Mills is the first real estate member to join the new Pittsburgh office.
In addition to Mills, two associates also joined the Pittsburgh office; labor & employment attorney Zachary J. Mueller, and commercial litigator Sean Donoghue.
“We are incredibly excited to add these exceptional attorneys to our quickly growing team here in Pittsburgh,” said Pittsburgh Office Managing Partner Jeremiah Garvey. “Real estate, labor & employment, and commercial litigation are three key practice areas for Cozen O’Connor, and we are confident that these additions will further enhance our client service offerings on both a local and national level.”
Mueller focuses his practice on labor and employment matters and has represented and counseled employers in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and service industries in collective-bargaining negotiations.
Donoghue focuses on commercial litigation with his experience in handling contract disputes and class action defense matters for clients in the financial services industry.
About Cozen O’Connor
Established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, Cozen O’Connor has more than 700 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor services its clients’ needs through 26 offices across two continents.