Joel Cohn
CPA, Partner, Project Finance & Consulting

Joel Cohn has more than 25 years of experience providing transaction structuring advice and technical services to sponsors of various tax credit projects including, among others, renewable energy projects. His broad experience in raising tax equity brings to bear solutions where business goals and tax rules would appear to conflict.

Joel believes the key is having an understanding of the goals of the various stakeholders and the alternative ways those goals can be achieved. Joel’s advice has included maximization of credits through re-categorization of costs, contract restructuring and tax planning, all while working within the framework of tax law; creation of transaction structures designed to satisfy the key agendas of various stakeholders; exit strategy development for investors/ developers, including the creation of various option strategies; development of strategies that maximize sponsor return on investment; and creation of transaction structures that permit economic participation by not-for-profits.His tax credit transaction experience includes several hundred projects throughout the country.

Joel has contributed policy advice to working groups across the country, advising on both federal and state tax credit law, consequently generating substantial improvements to the programs and to the public’s understanding of the law.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

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Education

BS, Business Administration, Towson University

MBA, Finance, Loyola University, Maryland

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Tax Policy Working Group

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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