Germain is a former business owner who brings his first-hand experience as an entrepreneur and employer to bear on his practice. He regularly assists clients with entity formation, corporate governance issues, customer and vendor agreements, financing, mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, and securities filings.
Before joining Cozen O’Connor as an associate in the Corporate Practice Group, Germain owned and operated Wheatland Baking, Inc. in Sun Valley, Cal., taking the business from a sole proprietorship to a corporation. In addition to handling the company’s day-to-day operations, Germain was responsible for research and development, new product development, production, distribution, and sales. This experience gives him a unique perspective into the business realities his clients face, especially in the emerging company arena.
Germain also has a passion for innovation that allows him to connect on a personal level with entrepreneurial, forward-looking clients. While working for a computer hardware security company before taking up the mantle at Wheatland Baking, Inc., Germain invented and patented three products that were manufactured and distributed. In his role for that company, he traveled to China to establish manufacturing partnerships for the products and was responsible for growing the company by expanding its product line, distribution channels, and sales.
Germain received his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law and Bachelor of Arts in English and comparative literature studies from Occidental College. While at Temple, Germain was a member of the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society and an Academic Core Enrichment Counselor. He also interned with the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney, Philadelphia VIP, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA).