Howard M. Cohen
For more than 20 years, Howard Cohen has focused his legal practice on public finance, local government law districts, municipal utility districts, 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, and numerous Texas counties and cities. Howard leads the firm’s governmental relations practice, is registered with the Texas Ethics Commission as a lobbyist and is substantially involved in state legislative and rulemaking matters that affect special districts. Howard also represents landowners, developers, lenders and other private entities in a broad range of legal and legislative issues related to special districts and 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 serves as a board member of West Houston Association and chairs its Governmental Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the Legislative Committee and the Advisory Council of the Texas Association of Water Board Directors.
1992 – J.D., South Texas College of Law; South Texas Law Review
1989 – B.S., Petroleum Land Management; University of Houston
Houston Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Commercial Real Estate Law Section
Texas Ethics Commission
- Registered Lobbyist
Association of Water Board Directors – Texas
- Advisory Council
- Vice Chair, Legislative Planning Committee
West Houston Association
- Board of Directors
- Chair, Government Affairs Committee
Schwartz, Page & Harding, L.L.P.
1300 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 2400
Houston, TX 77056
Please note that Schwartz, Page & Harding, L.L.P. cannot undertake the representation of any district, governmental entity, company or individual until we confirm that no conflicts of interest with existing clients will result.