Steven M. Cohen

Shareholder
Phone
303.575.7574
Email
scohen@ottenjohnson.com
Assistant
Correen Crocker, 303.575.7541

Overview

For 28 years, Steve has overseen commercial real estate transactions for his clients, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and debt and equity financings and restructurings. He regularly represents clients in all industry classes, including office, multifamily, retail shopping centers, industrial properties and raw land. As part of his transactional practice, Steve assists clients in structuring partnerships and limited liability companies, including providing advice as to management, economic structure, exit strategies and tax considerations.

In recent years, Steve has acted as lead counsel for one of the most active purchasers of manufactured housing communities in the country, overseeing all components of that client's legal activities, including fundraising, acquisitions and financing.

Additionally, Steve focuses on the resort and hotel industry, representing owners, operators and developers. From 1997 through 2006, Steve was an integral part of the team that was primary counsel for the largest owner and operator of ski resorts in North America. During that time, he directed all of that client's resort acquisitions and financing activities throughout the United States. Steve continues to focus on hotel and resort transactions, including purchases and sales, hotel management agreements, joint venture agreements and financing transactions.

Steve is a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

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Practice Areas

Industries Served

Awards & Involvement

  • Chambers USA, Real Estate Law (2016-2017)
  • Best Lawyers, Business Organizations and Real Estate Law (2017)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers List, Real Estate (2009-2015, 2018)
  • "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member, NAIOP
  • Member, ULI
  • Board of Directors, Impact 360

Jurisdiction

  • State of Colorado
  • State of California
  • State of New York

Education

  • LL.M, Taxation, New York University School of Law (1995)
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law (1989)
  • A.B., University of Michigan (1985)