Richard Cogen represents project sponsors, investors and lenders with respect to the development, financing, permitting, acquisition and sale of energy, renewable energy and solid waste projects. He is the former chair of the firm’s Energy and Environmental practice group.
I work closely with clients to develop, finance, buy and sell energy and solid waste projects. Much of my practice involves working with senior management on complex projects and financings. I have recently assisted clients in acquiring and financing over a billion dollars worth of solar energy projects and in developing large fossil fuel and wind electric generating facilities and electric transmission projects. Clients value my ability to understand and keep sight of the big picture, while getting the details lined up in a way that helps them to achieve their objectives.
The electric power industry is changing rapidly and the financing tools to support that change are evolving before our eyes. It is both challenging and fun to be part of this historic transformation of the industry.
Cornell Law School, J.D.
University of Rochester, B.A., cum laude
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Richard has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 for Environmental Law in Albany, NY. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2008, and was their 2016 Albany “Lawyer of the Year” in Environmental Law.
Richard has also been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 for Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market (New York). He has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years.
Richard has also received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability.