Eli S. Wolfe



(215) 665-6956

(215) 665-2013

Eli's practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and emerging business/venture capital transactions from formation through exit. He also advises public and private companies in a wide variety of industries on various corporate matters (including formation, securities law compliance, and general corporate governance matters) and drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts (including in the areas of licensing, contract manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, customer/vendor agreements, loan agreements, stockholder agreements, employment agreements, and consulting agreements).

Eli received his Bachelor of Science in psychology from Duke University with a minor in Biological Anthropology & Anatomy. Prior to attending law and business school, he worked for a global management consulting firm on projects for Fortune 100 companies. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law and his MBA from Temple University Fox School of Business in 2014. While at Temple, Eli was a member of the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review and received the Benjamin L. Winderman Award for outstanding academic achievement in the JD/MBA program.

Eli was named to The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list for 2021 for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Venture Capital Law.




Cozen O’Connor Advises Utz Brands, Inc. on Definitive Agreement to Acquire Truco Enterprises

November 12, 2020

The Cozen O’Connor team is led by Larry P. Laubach. The team includes Richard J. Silpe, Gregory P. Cunningham, Eli S. Wolfe, Lindsey Stillwell, J. Trevor Cloak, Jay A. Dorsch, and Robert S. Kaplan.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Cozen O’Connor Guides Utz Quality Foods in Business Combination Agreement with Collier Creek Holdings to Form Utz Brands, Inc.

June 10, 2020

Transaction Results in Utz Going Public After Nearly 100 Years as Family Business.

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.

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.


  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014
  • Temple University—Fox School of Business, M.B.A., 2014
  • Duke University, B.S., 2007

Awards & Honors

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey