Ira serves as co-chair of the Corporate Practice and as a member of the firm’s board of directors. He leads corporate transactions on behalf of public and private companies, funds and family offices, dynamic startups, and ambitious entrepreneurs.
His current practice focuses on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, private equity and growth transactions, restructurings, financings, and business advising. Ira advises clients across numerous industries, including health care, technology, gaming, manufacturing, wholesale, and retail and he serves as lead counsel on diverse deals valued in the millions to billions of dollars.
Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Ira practiced at several other international and regional law firms, and served for more than a decade as an in-house general counsel and business development executive.
Ira received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and earned his B.A. in accounting, with distinction, from The George Washington University. He is a member of the accounting academic society, Beta Alpha Psi; the business academic society, Beta Gamma Sigma; and the leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa. At The George Washington University, Ira served as president of the Student Association and a university trustee. He was the inaugural recipient of the School of Business’s Distinguished Scholar Award.
Outside of his legal practice, Ira serves on the Leadership Advisory Council of The George Washington University, executive board of the Philadelphia Art Museum’s Corporate Partners Program, and is an active volunteer and fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.