Francie Cohen Spahn, an experienced green building attorney in Saul Ewing LLP's Real Estate Department, has earned her Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® ) accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council.
As a LEED Accredited Professional, Ms. Spahn has a thorough understanding of the certification process for the LEED® Green Building Rating System, and can assist clients in developing, building, acquiring, disposing and leasing "green" buildings. Fewer than 120 attorneys in the country hold this impressive accreditation.
In her real estate practice, Ms. Spahn drafts and negotiates "green" construction contracts, architect's agreements, leases and homeowner associations' declarations and bylaws. She is frequently tapped to speak and write on sustainable design criteria and the laws mandating "green" building.