Raymond J. HoehlerOf Counsel
Ray has 40 years of legal experience, and focuses his practice on matters that involve land use and municipal laws. He previously served as a city solicitor and is a Director and a member of the Corporate & Tax, Construction and Real Estate Groups. Ray has significant experience advising clients in tax appeal litigation, and has done so in Allegheny, Bedford, Indiana, Westmoreland, Greene and Washington Counties in Pennsylvania and in Brooke and Hancock Counties, West Virginia. He is currently representing numerous, commercial, industrial and residential property owners in tax assessment appeals.
Ray has served as a Director at Cohen & Grigsby since 1998. Prior to joining the Firm, he was the owner of Raymond J. Hoehler, P.C., in Greensburg, Pennsylvania from 1981-1998.
He was a partner at Millstein & Hoehler, also in Greensburg, from 1973-1981. He began his legal career as an associate with Hollingshead & Mendelson in Pittsburgh in 1971.
He served as the solicitor for the City of Greensburg in 1992 and 1993, and solicitor for Greensburg’s Zoning Hearing Board from 1987-1992. He has represented both municipalities and private property owners in zoning and land use matters.
Ray has also represented corporate and individual clients in commercial, industrial, and residential development projects, and he has represented banking institutions in commercial and residential construction and mortgage financing.
His noteworthy cases include representing a corporate client in structuring, negotiating, and documenting an asset purchase transaction for a 1,000-acre tract of land, 15 million tons of coal and coal preparation facilities and equipment.
He also represented a corporate client in structuring, negotiating, and documenting a transaction to develop, finance, construct, and operate a $250-million independent power production facility. He served as counsel for another corporate client in a complex antitrust litigation action that resulted in the largest buyout of an unbuilt independent power project in Pennsylvania.
Throughout his career, Ray has served as a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
His community services have included being a board member for the Greensburg Recreation Board from 1978-1985. He began serving as a board member for the Aerobic Center Municipal Authority in 1990.