Edgar G. Rapoport



(612) 260-9038

(612) 260-9080

Edgar focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate finance and general business-related matters. Edgar advises and works closely with clients through all stages of a company’s progression, from launch to growth and profitability. 

Edgar is uniquely able to understand his clients’ needs because he walked in their shoes. Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Edgar served as general counsel of a large taxicab company in Chicago, where he personally handled the gamut of legal matters and oversaw the work of outside counsel. Having learned the day-to-day challenges of a business first-hand, Edgar is prepared to deliver the services his clients need and expect from their outside counsel.

Edgar was named to The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list for 2022 for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law.




More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 20 to Membership

April 08, 2020

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to recognize 20 attorneys with the promotion to member.

Cozen O’Connor Guides Eurofins Scientific in $670 Million Acquisition of Covance Food Solutions

May 04, 2018

The Corporate and International practices at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of Covance Food Solutions from Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp).


SEC Releases Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Disclosure Considerations [Alert]

June 25, 2020

Kathy Jaffari, Edgar Rapoport, and Chris Bellini discuss the SEC's June 23, 2020, guidance on disclosure considerations regarding operations, liquidity, and capital resources in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industry Sectors


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A., 2002

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers, One to Watch in Minnesota for Leveraged Buyouts and  Private Equity Law, 2022

  • Minnesota
  • Illinois