Cozen O’Connor: Laubach, Larry P.

Larry P. Laubach

Chair, Corporate Practice Group

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4666

(215) 701-2346

Larry focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and securities matters for public and private companies in a wide variety of industries. He serves as chair of the Corporate Law Practice Group and also serves as vice chair of the firm's Business Law Department.

Larry has extensive experience in acquisition transactions, including mergers involving public and private companies, stock acquisitions and divestitures, and asset purchases and sales. He also has significant experience in venture capital and other minority investments, private placements, limited partner investments in private funds, senior and mezzanine financings, corporate governance matters, and general corporate and contractual matters. He represents large and middle market companies, strategic and financial buyers and sellers, and family office and other institutional investors.

Larry is active in bar associations. He is a member of the Title 15 Taskforce of the Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, which recommends changes to the corporation, partnership, and related laws of Pennsylvania. Larry has also lectured to several groups on mergers and acquisitions.

Larry earned his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Franklin & Marshall College, magna cum laude, in 1977, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, in 1980, where he was an editor of the Penn Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. 

Experience

News

64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Utz Quality Foods, LLC in its Acquisition of Inventure Foods, Inc.

February 14, 2018

Cozen O’Connor represented Utz Quality Foods, LLC in its acquisition of Inventure Foods, Inc. for approximately $165 million.

Utz Quality Foods Acquires Inventure Foods

December 15, 2017

Hanover, PA-based Utz Quality Foods completed its acquisition of Inventure Foods in a deal valued at $165 million. Larry Laubach, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Corporate Practice Group, assisted Utz in the transaction.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2017 Chambers USA Rankings

May 26, 2017

Chambers USA recognized 47 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 14 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

Potato Chip Giant Utz Quality Foods To Buy Golden Enterprises for $135M

July 21, 2016

Cozen O’Connor attorneys represent Pennsylvania-based Utz Quality Foods Inc. in its recently announced $135 million acquisition of Golden Enterprises Inc.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2016 Chambers USA Rankings

May 27, 2016

Chambers USA recognized 41 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2015 Chambers USA Rankings

July 06, 2015

Chambers USA recognized 37 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 10 were ranked in the top band.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings

May 30, 2014

Chambers USA recognized 29 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; six attorneys were recognized nationally and eight were ranked in the top band. Stanley Sher was named a “Senior Statesman” in the “Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)” industry, for the pivotal role Sher plays in the firm’s continued success in the transportation industry.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings

May 26, 2013

PHILADELPHIA – May 26, 2013 – Chambers USA has recognized 29 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their fields; five attorneys were recognized nationally and five were ranked in the top band.

Six Cozen O’Connor Members Named to SmartCEO’s 2012 Legal Elite List

December 18, 2012

Michael J. Heller, Larry P. Laubach, Steven N. Haas, Jeffrey A. Leonard, Herman C. Fala and Jeffrey G. Weil were named to the Philadelphia SmartCEO’s 2012 list of Legal Elite.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers By Law & Politics

May 28, 2009

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that 52 attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia and West Conshohocken offices have been named 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Law & Politics, and will appear in the June 2009 issues of Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Publications

Comprehensive Revisions to Pennsylvania Law Mean Big Changes for LLCs and Partnerships

April 25, 2017

Joseph C. Bedwick and Larry P. Laubach discuss the extensive amendments that govern everything from the contents of the certificate of organization to the ability to alter fiduciary duties.

Fall 2011 [Business Law Observer]

October 01, 2011

Fall 2011 - Business Law Observer - We welcome your inquiries on these topics and any other questions you may have, and trust that we can provide you with the counsel you need to steer clear of the impediments to successfully running your business.

Spring 2009 [Business Law Observer]

May 01, 2009

Spring 2009 - Business Law Observer - The Spring edition addresses many issues raised by the unprecedented economic troubles. Our articles touch upon banking relations, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, opportunities for businesses and non-profits created by the Act, and other important topics. While merger activity has slowed considerably,
nevertheless, as our economy recovers, we offer a primer on compliance with FTC rules as merger transactions increase.

Summer 2008 [Business Law Observer]

July 14, 2008

This Summer issue of the Business Law Observer focuses on important changes contained in cases and regulatory actions affecting both public and private companies.

Fall 2006 [Business Law Observer]

November 06, 2006

Fall 2006 - Business Law Observer -

Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions [Preparing Your Business for Sale]

June 21, 2006

Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions - Preparing Your Business for Sale -

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Big Changes Coming for LLCs, LPs and GPs

March 07, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

The 2014 ACC Annual Meeting

October 28, 2014 - New Orleans, LA

ACG 2013 M&A East Conference

October 08, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

The New Paradigm for Buying and Selling Companies

November 10, 2011 - Harrisburg, PA

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1980
  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977

Awards & Honors

Smart CEO magazine's Legal Elite 2011-2012

Law & Politics "Super Lawyer" 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011-2013, 2016-2018

Best Lawyers in America 2018-2020

Chambers & Partners USA 2013-2019

IFLR 1000, Highly Regarded, 2019

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Member