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Cohen & Small's goal with each and every client is to advance and enhance his or her interests by providing thorough, expert legal counsel consistent with the highest professional and ethical standards. That means being:

  • Accessible
  • Responsive
  • Cost-Effective
  • Creative
  • Value-Added

This dedication to our clients has contributed to our solid reputation, a reputation we have been building at Cohen & Small since 1977.

We pride ourselves on the absence of bureaucracy within our firm. The result: You will always deal with an experienced professional who is readily available to serve you.

As evidenced by our AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, our 35+ years of experience, "client's-first" attitude, accessibility, responsiveness and "value-added" services are what set us apart.

Ron Cohen

Ron Cohen

Ron has represented people in legal and business problem-solving and in personal estate planning for over 40 years. He is experienced with wills, trusts, and probate for both modest and high-asset individuals. He is also experienced in litigation.

Before forming Cohen & Small in Houston in 1977, Ron was with the Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C., and practiced law in New York City, where he was a member of the New York Bar.

Ron graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and UT Law School, and was a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Ron has an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded by the National Legal Directory.

Bill Small

Bill Small

Bill Small is an experienced transaction lawyer who has practiced in Houston since he was admitted to the Bar in 1971, and with the firm of Cohen & Small since 1977.

Bill has handled transactions for companies whose sales range from $500,000 to more than $300,000,000 per year, including:

  • Financing
  • Restructuring
  • Mergers
  • Asset acquistions and sales

Parties in these transactions have included Fortune 500 companies and money center lenders.

Since the inception of his private practice, Bill has provided general business representation in the Healthcare field to:

  • Participants in Healthcare Joint Ventures
  • Physicians and Surgeons, individually and in groups
  • Healthcare businesses including hospitals and clinics

This has involved two of the largest groups of medical specialists ever assembled in Houston, and included some of the largest "for profit" and "not for profit" healthcare providers in the U.S.

Commercial real estate, real estate finance, and land development have been mainstays of Mr. Small's practice. He has creatively structured and implemeted real estate transactions for U.S. and foreign commercial real estate owners and investors.

Bill has an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded by the National Legal Directory.