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Melvin C Cohen

Mesch Clark & Rothschild PC


MELVIN C. COHEN is a shareholder of Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, P.C., Mel Cohen's practice focuses on commercial transactions and litigation with emphasis on construction law.  He is listed in Best Lawyers of America and is included on the Southwest Super Lawyers List.  Mel received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. His experience in construction began as a Deputy County Attorney for Pima County in 1974 drafting contracts for the construction of wastewater treatment plants, pipeline projects and parks, and litigating construction, zoning, election and employment disputes.  Inprivate practice, he represents public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, suppliers, design professionals and developers.  His experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation includes landmark cases in construction surety, employment and arbitration matters.  He has had substantial experience in public and private projects, including wastewater and water treatment projects, schools, auditoriums, mining projects, telescopes, shopping malls, private residences, highways, airports, medical facilities, subdivisions, pipelines and underground utilities.  He has represented general contractors in substantial claims on federal projects involving the Army Corps of Engineers, Federal contract appeals and general contractors' claims involving Federal Acquisition Regulations.  Mel has been an arbitrator on Federal, municipal and private projects, including airports, convention centers and represented subcontractors and general contractors on federally funded projects including housing, telescope and other large construction projects.  Mel's experience in contract negotiations and drafting includes large private construction projects, subcontracts, real estate and commercial lending.