Cozen O’Connor Continues Expansion of Health Care Practice with Aselle Kurmanova

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

New York, NY – May 18, 2021 – Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Aselle Kurmanova will be a member of the Health Care Practice in New York. In her new position, she will draw upon her extensive experience in the corporate mergers and acquisitions space, where she has served as a trusted adviser to numerous companies on corporate strategies, tax law, and regulatory matters. Kurmanova joins the firm from Seyfarth Shaw LLP, reuniting with John Shire, who joined the firm in November 2020. Prior to Seyfarth, Kurmanova practiced at another global law firm, representing clients in complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions across a broad range of industries.

Kurmanova brings a deep transactional knowledge to the practice. She has also recently focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on corporate transaction activities. She has co-authored several articles and written legal updates on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mergers and acquisitions activity, as well as the impacts of U.S. government stimulus funding.

“Aselle brings a tremendous depth of corporate transactions knowledge in the health care space, and I am happy she decided to join the Cozen O’Connor team,” said John D. Shire, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Health Care Practice. “Our clients will greatly benefit from her experience in the mergers and acquisitions space given what we will assume to be a very active transactional corporate environment, particularly as it pertains to the continued effects from the pandemic.”

“The health care sector will continue to remain in the spotlight with the new administration creating significant regulatory change. Having someone who is a trusted adviser to her clients, with the depth of transactional knowledge she brings to Cozen O’Connor, is truly exciting, and we look forward to welcoming Aselle,” stated R. Christopher Raphaely, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Health Care Practice.

“I look forward to rejoining John and being a part of a proactive team that is focused on policy initiatives and how they may benefit Cozen O’Connor clients,” Kurmanova commented. “Being able to draw on the expansive resources Cozen O’Connor offers, I can help our clients evaluate the most efficient and effective strategies to grow and protect their businesses in what will continue to be a rapidly evolving climate.”

The addition of Kurmanova to the Health Care practice follows the recent hire of the Health Care Practice Co-Chair, John D. Shire, who has focused on corporate and transactional practice in the health care and life sciences industry and other highly regulated activities.  Working together, they bring a depth of understanding of federal and state health care regulations governing reimbursement, fraud and abuse, compliance, and enforcement matters. Shire has led several of the most recognized transactions in the U.S. health care arena. They share a complementary background in representing private funds in formation, structural matters, and capital allocation within the health care and life sciences spaces and digital medicine space.

Kurmanova earned her B.S. in accounting from the Syracuse University School of Management, where she received a full-tuition scholarship for academic excellence, and her L.L.M in taxation and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she received the Hartson Memorial Award for achievement in tax law.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has over 850 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 32 offices across two continents.


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