Chad M. Cowan


Chad is a seasoned transactional attorney with experience representing a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, private equity owned enterprises, venture capital backed entities, and family owned businesses. Chad dedicates his practice to the following:

  • representing both buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions;
  • advising early and growth-stage companies as they scale, including in connection with matters regarding formation and structuring, capital raising, issuances of equity incentive awards to employees, employment arrangements with key employees and executives, and general corporate governance matters; and
  • counseling clients across a wide range of industries in commercial contract negotiations, including in connection with manufacturing and supply agreements (both domestic and international), non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, and software license and software as a service agreements.

Chad has represented cutting-edge technology companies in such industries as robotics, 3-D printing, mobile application, telemedicine, data analytics, and e-commerce. Chad has also represented consumer product manufacturers, engineering firms, auto parts distributors, nursing home operators, and companies in the food and beverage industry.

Chad earned his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia and his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While in law school he was the research editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.




Fifty-Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Cozen O’Connor Boosts its Technology, Privacy, Data Security and Emerging Growth Practices by Adding Nine Attorneys from Philadelphia Law Boutique Baer Crossey McDemus LLC

May 04, 2020

Andrew Baer, Michael Crossey, and Christopher McDemus will stretch the firm’s reach within the global technology, and emerging growth business communities.


Rethinking Restrictive Covenants: Delaware Courts’ Movement in Favor of the Restricted [Alert]

June 16, 2023

Chad Cowan and Ashley Park discuss two recent decisions in Delaware: Ainslie v. Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., and Intertek Testing Systems v. Eastman.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

PHL Titan 100 -WiPfli University

January 25, 2024 - Villanova, Pennsylvania


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • University of Georgia, A.B., cum laude, 2006
  • Pennsylvania