Cozen O’Connor Announces Strategic Partnership with Dreamit

Monday, April 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2016 – Cozen O’Connor, a leader in providing legal services to emerging companies, is pleased to announce its Platinum partnership with Dreamit. Dreamit, named one of the top 10 business accelerators by Forbes magazine, invests in early stage entrepreneurs at all levels to create breakthrough technology companies. As Platinum sponsor, Cozen O'Connor will provide an array of legal services to startups participating in Dreamit programs, and play an important role in supporting Dreamit’s mission.

As part of its continued efforts to assist startups and entrepreneurs, Cozen O’Connor is also announcing the launch of “COpilot,” a website dedicated to meeting the legal and business needs of emerging companies. COpilot provides visitors with access to downloadable documents, insights from the firm’s corporate, intellectual property and employment attorneys, and a list of funding sources for emerging businesses.

The Dreamit strategic partnership and COpilot site are an extension of the firm’s strong commitment to providing accessible legal counsel to emerging companies. Cozen O’Connor has been advising emerging businesses and venture capital investors for more than 20 years, and has further demonstrated its commitment through its role as chair of PACT’s IMPACT 2015 Capital Conference in Philadelphia in November. The emerging business practice was started by the firm’s CEO and President, Michael J. Heller, a recognized leader in the emerging company space, and the practice has grown to include over 35 corporate, intellectual property and employment attorneys serving a diverse set of clients, including early, mid- and late-stage venture-backed companies, angel and seed investors, venture capital, and private equity funds, and other lenders and debt funds. Among those emerging companies that Cozen O'Connor has counseled since their formation are Evolve IP, Health Advocate and BeachBody, the developer of P90X and numerous other fitness products. The firm prides itself on its close professional relationships with investors, executives, lenders, collaborators, and customers.

“Cozen O’Connor’s attorneys are leaders in this fast-paced, rapidly evolving practice, meeting the legal needs of entrepreneurs and our venture and private equity clients,” said Michael J. Heller, the firm’s CEO and President. “One of the many strengths of our emerging business practice is our ability to connect entrepreneurs and investors.”

“Our partnership with Dreamit, provides an opportunity for some of the most dynamic emerging technology companies to work with our experienced attorneys as we help them establish a growing business,” added Ira Gubernick, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor’s Corporate Practice. “Our COpilot website was a team effort and demonstrates our firm’s continued commitment to entrepreneurs and investors in the emerging business community.”

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has over 825 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 26 offices across two continents.

About Dreamit

Ranked one of the top 10 business accelerators in the world by Forbes and a top 20 most active venture investor by the National Venture Capital Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dreamit focuses on bringing the right people together to drive progressive innovation and real business velocity. Dreamit has launched over 220 start ups that have gone on to raise in excess of $275M and are collectively worth in excess of $1B including LevelUp, SeatGeek, BioBots, Adaptly, Meerkat, and more.



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