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Emily R. L. Cohen

Senior Associate
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1141
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Emily represents corporate, financial, and institutional clients on a variety of financing transactions in connection with mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings, tax-exempt bonds, and large multi-bank or syndicated transactions, as well as drafting sale-purchase agreements, operating and partnership agreements, and revolving credit and term loan facilities. Emily has negotiated and closed a number of sophisticated financings, both domestic and international, including syndicated institutional loans, preferred stock, mezzanine finance, real estate finance, project finance, asset-based finance, and small business loans for local startup businesses.

Prior to joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Emily worked in New York City at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Council Member, Monroe County Bar Association Business Law Section
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, VLSP Emerging Leaders Committee

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Recipient, "Up and Coming Attorneys" Award, The Daily Record, 2020
  • Recipient, “Pro Bono Heros” - Emerging Leader Award, Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County (VLSP), 2019
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Order of the Barristers Honor Society
    • Jonathan M. Ault Prize for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
    • Paul J. Hergenroeder Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy
    • Executive Board, Associate Coordinator, Case Western Reserve Law Review, 2011-2012
    • Associate Editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review, 2010-2011

NEWS

  • Featured, “How small business owners can access federal coronavirus relief funding,” Connections with Evan Dawson, WXXI-AM 1370, April 23, 2020
  • Featured, “Discussing how people affected by COVID-19 can access assistance through the CARES Act,” Connections with Evan Dawson, WXXI-AM 1370, April 3, 2020
  • Featured, “One Buffalo banker’s reaction to PPP running out,” Buffalo Business First, April 16, 2020
  • Featured, "Pro Bono Attorney Emily Cohen Goes Above and Beyond for People in Need," Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County (VLSP) Blog, August 23, 2018
  • Featured, "Woman to Watch: Emily Cohen," Democrat and Chronicle, July 29, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

  • Author, “COVID-19’s Continued Impact on Loan Markets and the Status of Federal Aid Programs,” Rochester Business Journal, July 17, 2020
  • Author, "LIBOR is Ending: What That Means and Why You Should Care," Rochester Business Journal, November 4, 2019

PRESENTATIONS

  • Co-Presenter, "CARES Act Loan Programs Update: New Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness and Loan Certification," Harter Secrest & Emery/DeJoy, Knauf & Blood webinar, May 19, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Navigating the Main Street Lending Program: Advice for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses," Harter Secrest & Emery/KeyBank webinar, May 11, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Update to Loan Programs Under the CARES Act," Harter Secrest & Emery/DeJoy, Knauf & Blood webinar, April 16, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Small Business Loan Provisions Under the CARES Act in a Nutshell," Monroe County Bar Association Webinar, April 13, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Navigating the CARES Act: How Your Small Business May Benefit From Available Loan Programs," Harter Secrest & Emery/DeJoy, Knauf & Blood webinar, March 31, 2020
  • Moderator, "Negotiating, Drafting, and Working with Bank Loan Documents," Monroe County Bar Association, March 5, 2019
  • Presenter, "Get in the Zone: Opportunity Zone Investments" with HSE and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, January 30, 2019
  • Presenter, Volunteer Legal Services Project Financing Workshop, November 2, 2017

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Rochester, B.A.
HSE Law
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Emily R. L. Cohen
Senior Associate
ecohen@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1141
fax: 585.232.2152

Emily represents corporate, financial, and institutional clients on a variety of financing transactions in connection with mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings, tax-exempt bonds, and large multi-bank or syndicated transactions, as well as drafting sale-purchase agreements, operating and partnership agreements, and revolving credit and term loan facilities. Emily has negotiated and closed a number of sophisticated financings, both domestic and international, including syndicated institutional loans, preferred stock, mezzanine finance, real estate finance, project finance, asset-based finance, and small business loans for local startup businesses.

Prior to joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Emily worked in New York City at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Council Member, Monroe County Bar Association Business Law Section
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, VLSP Emerging Leaders Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient, "Up and Coming Attorneys" Award, The Daily Record, 2020
  • Recipient, “Pro Bono Heros” - Emerging Leader Award, Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County (VLSP), 2019
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Order of the Barristers Honor Society
    • Jonathan M. Ault Prize for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
    • Paul J. Hergenroeder Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy
    • Executive Board, Associate Coordinator, Case Western Reserve Law Review, 2011-2012
    • Associate Editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review, 2010-2011

Publications

  • Author, “COVID-19’s Continued Impact on Loan Markets and the Status of Federal Aid Programs,” Rochester Business Journal, July 17, 2020
  • Author, "LIBOR is Ending: What That Means and Why You Should Care," Rochester Business Journal, November 4, 2019

News

  • Featured, “How small business owners can access federal coronavirus relief funding,” Connections with Evan Dawson, WXXI-AM 1370, April 23, 2020
  • Featured, “Discussing how people affected by COVID-19 can access assistance through the CARES Act,” Connections with Evan Dawson, WXXI-AM 1370, April 3, 2020
  • Featured, “One Buffalo banker’s reaction to PPP running out,” Buffalo Business First, April 16, 2020
  • Featured, "Pro Bono Attorney Emily Cohen Goes Above and Beyond for People in Need," Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County (VLSP) Blog, August 23, 2018
  • Featured, "Woman to Watch: Emily Cohen," Democrat and Chronicle, July 29, 2017

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "CARES Act Loan Programs Update: New Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness and Loan Certification," Harter Secrest & Emery/DeJoy, Knauf & Blood webinar, May 19, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Navigating the Main Street Lending Program: Advice for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses," Harter Secrest & Emery/KeyBank webinar, May 11, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Update to Loan Programs Under the CARES Act," Harter Secrest & Emery/DeJoy, Knauf & Blood webinar, April 16, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Small Business Loan Provisions Under the CARES Act in a Nutshell," Monroe County Bar Association Webinar, April 13, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Navigating the CARES Act: How Your Small Business May Benefit From Available Loan Programs," Harter Secrest & Emery/DeJoy, Knauf & Blood webinar, March 31, 2020
  • Moderator, "Negotiating, Drafting, and Working with Bank Loan Documents," Monroe County Bar Association, March 5, 2019
  • Presenter, "Get in the Zone: Opportunity Zone Investments" with HSE and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, January 30, 2019
  • Presenter, Volunteer Legal Services Project Financing Workshop, November 2, 2017

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Rochester, B.A.

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