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Since 1998, Howard Cohen has focused his legal practice on public finance, local government law districts, representing municipal utility, levee improvement and other types of special districts in the Houston metropolitan area. Serving as both general and bond counsel, Howard has represented districts before various state and local government agencies, including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Public Finance Division of the State Attorney General’s Office, Brazoria County, Fort Bend County, Harris County and Montgomery County, as well as the cities of Houston, Pearland, Sugar Land and Richmond. Howard is registered with the Texas Ethics Commission as a lobbyist and is substantially involved in state legislative and rulemaking matters with the Texas Legislature and state agencies that regulate special districts, including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Howard also represents landowners, developers, lenders and other private entities in a broad range of legal and legislative issues related to special districts, municipalities and other local governments and contracts with entities for the construction and financing of public infrastructure.

Howard has substantial experience in general real estate matters and, since 1998, has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Commercial Real Estate Law. Howard also serves as a member of the Legislative Committee of and the Advisory Council to the Texas Association of Water Board Directors. Prior to joining Schwartz, Page & Harding, L.L.P. in 1998, Howard practiced commercial real estate law in Houston with Hoover Slovacek, LLP and with Fouts & Moore, LLP.

A native Houstonian, Howard is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Education:

1992 J.D., South Texas College of Law; South Texas Law Review
1989   B.S., Petroleum Land Management; University of Houston

Affiliations:
Houston Bar Association
State Bar of Texas

 

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