Jeffrey A. Mills



(412) 620-6484

(412) 275-2390

Jeffrey focuses his practice on real estate and has extensive experience in commercial and corporate finance, tax-exempt and taxable bonds, and general corporate representation. His 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 development. 

Jeffrey 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. He also acts as underwriter's and special tax counsel for major investment banks in the underwriting of tax-exempt and taxable bonds.

Jeffrey is a certified public accountant and has experience in dealing with the financial and tax accounting aspects of transactions. 



Jeffrey Mills Appointed to the Washington County Government Transition Team by Commissioner Sherman and Commissioner-Elect Janis

December 06, 2023

PITTSBURGH, December 6, 2023 – Jeffrey A. Mills, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been appointed to the Washington County Commissioner’s transition team by Commissioner Nick Sherman and Commissioner-Elect Electra Janis. Mills and other transition team members have been tasked with assessing the efficiency of the county's government.

Cozen O’Connor Advises United Hydrogen Group, Inc. in Sale to Plug Power, Inc.

June 24, 2020

United Hydrogen is one of the largest privately held merchant hydrogen producers in North America. The company operates a manufacturing plant in southeast Tennessee with a capacity to produce 6.4 tons of liquid hydrogen daily, with plans to expand to 10 tons per day.

The New Landscape of Public Subsidy for Development

March 07, 2018

Jeffrey Mills, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate Practice Group, discussed with Developing Pittsburgh about the use of public grants and loan assistance to make private development feasible through public/private partnerships (P3).

In the HQ2 Race, Cost of Living Benefits Pittsburgh

January 19, 2018

Jeffrey Mills, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses Pittsburgh’s appealing cost of living as a distinguishing feature from other cities in competition for Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2) in Pittsburgh Business Times.

HQ2: ‘We’re a City That Isn’t Standing Still’

January 18, 2018

Jeffrey Mills, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses Pittsburgh’s chances of being selected as the home for Amazon’s new headquarters, a multibillion-dollar investment boasting an expected 50,000 jobs, in Pittsburgh Business Times.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • University of Pittsburgh, M.B.A., 1994
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., magna cum laude, 1991

Awards & Honors

Red Book Bond Counsel

  • Pennsylvania

Peters Township Planning Commission, Chairman

International Shopping Center Convention, Member 

National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member 

Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyer, Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Allegheny County Bar Association, Member