Larry is a nationally recognized corporate attorney, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, and vice chair of the Business Law Department. With decades of experience, Larry brings incomparable legal and strategic know-how to every engagement.
He represents large- to mid-cap public and private companies, strategic and financial buyers and sellers, family offices, and other institutional investors in their most critical transactions, focusing on mergers & acquisitions, stock acquisitions and divestitures, and asset purchases and sales. He also has significant experience in venture capital and limited partner investments, private placements, senior and mezzanine financings, corporate governance, general corporate advising, and contractual matters.
Larry regularly closes transactions that range in value from tens of millions to several billion dollars — the operative word being “closes.” Widely known for his zealous advocacy, attention to detail, and pragmatic approach to getting deals done, major corporations often engage Larry during periods of sustained growth because of his demonstrated ability to successfully complete successive acquisitions.
For his work in private practice, Larry has been recognized as a “Most Effective Dealmaker” by The Legal Intelligencer and as a “Best of the Bar” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Larry is ranked by Chambers and Partners USA, named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America, and listed by the International Financial Law Review 1000 as a “Highly Regarded” corporate attorney.
Larry also holds several senior leadership positions within the firm, a testament to his colleagues’ high estimation of his experience and judgment. In these roles, Larry is charged with helping to expand corporate offerings, lead strategic planning, and oversee the recruitment, advancement, and promotion of corporate attorneys across the country.
A member of local, state, and national bar associations, Larry is particularly involved in the Title 15/Business Associations Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Section on Business Law, which recommends changes to the corporation, partnership, and related laws of Pennsylvania. He also frequently leads CLE programs on M&A and M&A-related topics.
Larry earned his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Franklin & Marshall College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, where he was also an editor of the Penn Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.