Cohen and Wolf Expands Real Estate Group
February 21, 2007
Bridgeport/Westport, February 21, 2007 – Cohen and Wolf, P.C., one of Connecticut’s leading law firms, has expanded its real estate practice group with the addition of three experienced attorneys: Rosamond (“Roz”) A. Koether, Leonard C. Blum and Allen J. Rosen. All three join Cohen and Wolf as of counsel. Ms. Koether and Mr. Rosen will also practice in the firm’s Business & Corporate group.
“The addition of these three outstanding attorneys further establishes Cohen and Wolf as one of the leading real estate law firms in Connecticut,” said Mark A. Kirsch, Chair of the firm’s Real Estate group. “We are now positioned to extend our real estate services to current and future clients with transactions in this expanding market.”
Allan J. Rosen has practiced in Connecticut for more than 45 years. He has extensive experience in the areas of commercial lending and residential and commercial real estate. Mr. Rosen is involved in the negotiation, design and documentation of commercial loan transactions, restructurings and workout arrangements. He has, since 1972, represented financial institutions in all aspects of banking law. He was previously a Principal with the firm of Kleban & Samor in Southport. Mr. Rosen has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of UST Bank/Connecticut, and is the immediate past President of the Housatonic Community College Foundation. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut. Mr. Rosen received his B.A. in 1958 from the University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. in 1961 from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Leonard C. Blum concentrates his practice in the areas of residential and commercial real estate with particular experience in condominium development. Mr. Blum previously served as of counsel to Kleban & Samor in Southport. Mr. Blum is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. He is the former Chairman of the Fairfield Conservation Commission and the Board of Assessment Appeals. Mr. Blum received his B.S. in 1963 from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. in 1966 from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Rosamond A. Koether focuses her practice in the areas of residential and commercial real estate and small business. Ms. Koether previously maintained her own practice in Westport. Prior to that, she served as general counsel to a residential real estate company and as president of a real estate title company. Ms. Koether is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, and the U.S. District Court of Connecticut. She received her B.A. in 1986 from Beloit College, and her J.D. in 1991 from Western New England College School of Law. Ms. Koether serves on the alumni council of Greens Farms Academy and is a Justice of the Peace in Westport.
Cohen and Wolf’s Real Estate Group has extensive experience representing owners, tenants, developers, lenders, municipalities and governmental agencies in the development, acquisition, financing, zoning, leasing and disposition of commercial real estate. The firm works closely with land use planners, architects and engineers, lenders, title insurance underwriters and real estate brokers to ensure that projects are completed efficiently, timely and on budget. In addition to Cohen and Wolf, P.C.’s commercial real estate capabilities, the firm represents real estate developers and investors as well as private individuals and entities in the acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of residential real estate.
Cohen and Wolf, P.C. provides a wide range of sophisticated legal services to leading businesses, organizations and individuals, both regionally and nationally. For more than half-a-century, Cohen and Wolf has successfully represented business and individual clients in matters involving litigation, corporate and securities law, real estate, tax, employment and labor, municipal law, personal injury, estate planning, and family law. The firm’s team of more than 45 experienced lawyers is based in three Connecticut offices: Bridgeport, Danbury and Westport. For more information please visit: www.cohenandwolf.com .