HARRISBURG, Pa. – January 7, 2018 – Cozen O’Connor today announced Scott R. Mehok, a veteran public finance attorney who over the past two decades has helped Pennsylvania municipalities and developers secure funding for a vast array of infrastructure development projects — including airports, hospitals, retirement communities, and higher education facilities — has joined its Corporate Practice.
Highly regarded throughout Pennsylvania, Mehok analyzes, structures, and evaluates public and private debt offerings for issuers, underwriters, trustees, borrowers, and lenders in connection with a variety of tax-exempt and taxable financings. His track record includes overseeing industrial development bonds, revenue bonds, 501(c)(3) conduit financings, general obligation bonds, tax-exempt leases, and financings through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority and the Rural Utilities Service.
A former member of Eckert Seaman’s Public Finance Group, Mehok recently helped establish Pennsylvania’s ground-breaking Infrastructure Bank, which helps municipalities fund/execute critical infrastructure-related projects. He joins Cozen O’Connor as a member and will reside in its Harrisburg, Pa., office.
“Outstanding finance attorneys must be trusted advisers and aggressive dealmakers — and Scott brings to us the requisite skills to excel in both of those roles,” says Harrisburg Office Managing Partner David P. Zambito. “Further, our firm was recently named a “Pennsylvania Powerhouse” by Law360 and Scott will certainly help us continue to expand the breadth of legal services we offer — not only in Harrisburg but throughout the state.”
Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, Mehok also brings extensive experience in public-private partnerships, having served as bond counsel on tax increment financings and sponsor’s counsel for Redevelopment Assistance Capitol PROGRAM grants throughout Pennsylvania. His partnership clients include school districts, townships, boroughs, counties, municipal authorities, financial institutions, and businesses, including industrial and commercial and nonprofit organizations.
“I chose Cozen O’Connor because of the firm’s stellar reputation in the public finance space and, in particular, its background with complex financings,” Mehok says. “I also believe my clients will benefit greatly from my ability to leverage other, related legal services offered by the firm.”
Mehok earned his J.D. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his B.A. at Villanova University.
About Cozen O’Connor Public and Project Finance
The public and project finance team at Cozen O’Connor is a recognized leader in the field. Since 2011, its attorneys have participated in public finance transactions that exceed $26 billion in aggregate principal. In addition, the team represents public finance industry participants in related compliance and regulatory matters.
Through years of dedicated practice, the team has developed exceptionally strong relationships with government officials, leaders of public and private institutions, financial advisers, and underwriters. Its attorneys also enjoy tremendous credibility with other working group members, which enables them to move major deals along expeditiously.
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