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New Federal Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) goes into effect January 1, 2024

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Cozen O’Connor is a trusted adviser, business strategist, and dealmaker for a wide range of clients, from entrepreneurs and innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies. The firm’s 250 business attorneys in nearly 20 cities across North America deliver what clients value most: responsiveness and results.

Business Law Practices

Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring 

Cozen O’Connor represents all constituencies in complex bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, including corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, and acquirers of distressed assets.

Corporate

The firm has extensive corporate capabilities: Capital Markets & Securities, Corporate Governance, Commercial Finance, Emerging Business & Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Public & Project Finance, and Technology, Privacy & Data Security.

Environmental

Our team of former EPA lawyers is well versed in federal and state environmental laws, case law, regulations, and the inner workings of government. That collective experience enables us to provide pragmatic insights and zealous advocacy on behalf of businesses and individuals.             

Health Care & Life Sciences

Cozen O’Connor’s multidisciplinary practice assists clients at every point along the health care and life sciences continuum — from research and innovation to operations and exit. Attorneys provide practical regulatory and payment advice and handle trajectory-changing transactions in this highly regulated field.

Private Client, Trusts and Estates

Our preeminent private client services group focuses on the unique and complex legal needs of high net worth individuals and families through estate and trust planning, tax strategy, philanthropic giving, and family office oversight.

Real Estate

Firm attorneys lead a variety of real estate transactions on behalf of public and non-public companies, REITs, developers, owners, lenders, borrowers, investors and tenants, utilizing novel deal structures, sophisticated finance tools, and industry-leading legal experience.

Tax

We advise clients on the tax implications of M&A deals, financings, real estate transactions, entity structure, and other contractual and business arrangements, and represent clients in all types of tax controversies.

Transportation & Trade

Our maritime and aviation attorneys advise U.S. and international clients on the full range of regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters affecting those industries, while our trade practice assists clients in all industries with sophisticated antitrust, government contracts, export control, and sanctions matters.

Utility & Energy

The firm represents highly regulated utility and energy companies in state public utility commission and other federal and state regulatory proceedings, including before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as well as in transactions, joint ventures, and enforcement actions.

 

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Publications

U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes a New KYC Rule Applicable to U.S. IaaS Providers [Alert]

February 27, 2024

Robert Rubenstein and Christopher Dodson discuss the Commerce Department’s Proposed Rule that proposes a new Customer Identification Program and other requirements for U.S. providers and foreign resellers of infrastructure as a service products.

Major Amendments to PA Title 15 Dealing with Corporations and Unincorporated Associations [CPA Now]

February 19, 2024

Larry Laubach discusses how the adoption of Act 122 of 2022 and its revisions to Title 15 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statues impact businesses in the state in CPA Now.

California Appellate Court Greenlights Enforcement of Privacy Regulations [Alert]

February 15, 2024

The California Privacy Protection Agency's regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act are back in effect. Andrew Baer and Daniel Kilburn discuss crucial details on data privacy rights and enforcement priorities.

Final Rules on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, Shell Companies, and Projections [Alert]

February 08, 2024

Jeremy Garvey, Seth Popick, and Rikisha Collins discuss new SEC rules that augment investor protections in initial public offerings by SPACs and in de-SPAC transactions.

Mayor’s Proposal to Expedite Environmental Review for Certain Housing Scheduled for Public Hearings [Alert]

February 01, 2024

Vivian Krieger, Sunny Bhatt, and Rachel Scall discuss the Green Fast Track for Housing, a plan that would remove layers of environmental review for certain residential developments.

The Law Regarding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Including Water Systems [The Water News Source]

January 30, 2024

Michael Klein discusses the importance of preventing sexual harassment in the workplace at water systems, in The Water News Source.

New Privacy Laws in New Jersey and New Hampshire [Alert]

January 25, 2024

Benjamin Mishkin and Daniel Kilburn discuss new data privacy legislation in New Jersey and New Hampshire.

Recent SEC Review of Accredited Investor Definition [Alert]

January 24, 2024

Germain DeMartinis and Anne Madonia discuss the SEC's recent report reviewing the definition of an accredited invested, as it is required to do at least every four years.

New York Enacts LLC Transparency Act, Requiring LLCs to Disclose Beneficial Owners [Alert]

January 22, 2024

Beatrice Bottini and Larry Laubach discuss the new New York LLC Transparency Act, which is modeled after the Federal Corporate Transparency Act and is aimed at pursuing unlawful activity, including wage theft, money laundering, and tenant mistreatment.

Corporate Transparency Act—Does It Apply to New York Cooperatives and Condominiums? [Alert]

January 18, 2024

Most cooperatives and some condominiums must now report personal information about their beneficial owners to FinCEN under the Corporate Transparency Act. Jennifer Miller, Steve Katkov, Larry Laubach, Leni Cummins discuss.

Del. Bankruptcy Court Decision Serves as Warning of Consequences of Violating the Automatic Stay [Delaware Business Court Insider]

January 17, 2024

Mark E. Felger and Simon E. Fraser caution parties about damages that can be incurred by violating the automatic stay of Section 362 of the bankruptcy code, even in situations where the debtor does not suffer any actual damages, in Delaware Business Court Insider.

New York Sets Maximum Construction Contract Retainage at 5% for Private Projects [Alert]

January 10, 2024

Leni Cummins, Jennifer Miller, Rachel Soloman, and Anthony Riverso discuss the complexities surrounding the recent amendments to Section 756-a and Section 756-c.

Pennsylvania Amends Tax Treatment of Grantor Trusts as of January 1, 2025 [Alert]

January 10, 2024

Cheryl Upham and Heidi Schwartz discuss changes to the tax treatment of grantor trusts which will finally conform Pennsylvania's rules to federal tax law.

Important Information Regarding Corporate Transparency Act Which May Require Action in 2024

October 04, 2023

The CTA will require disclosure of information about all corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships (unless exempt) and personal information about their beneficial owners.

SEC Adopts Final Private Fund Adviser Rules [Alert]

August 28, 2023

The SEC's new rules and amendments are designed to increase transparency, competition, and efficiency in the private funds market.

SEC Adopts Final Rules on Cybersecurity Risk Management, Strategy, Governance and Incident Disclosure

July 27, 2023

Cozen O’Connor’s multidisciplinary Technology, Privacy & Data Security practice discusses the new rules, their reporting requirements, and when they go into effect.

A Guide to Canada’s New Proposed Privacy Law [Alert]

July 25, 2023

The Digital Charter Implementation Act would align existing federal privacy laws with global standards by implementing significant new powers and penalties.

EU Adopts the EU-US Data Privacy Framework [Alert]

July 11, 2023

On July 10, 2023, the EU adopted the EU-US Data Privacy Framework in response to the Schrems II decision, which struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Proposed Expansion of New York’s Business Law Could Have Significant Detrimental Effects [Alert]

June 28, 2023

The Consumer and Small Business Protection Act could result in a vast expansion of legal liability for businesses operating in the Empire State.

Washington Passes the My Health My Data Act [Alert]

May 08, 2023

On April 27, 2023, Washington’s Governor Inslee signed the My Health My Data Act into law, adding to the increasingly complex patchwork of state privacy laws.

Amendment to DGCL §102(b)(7); Expanding Exculpation Rights to Apply to Corporate Officers [Alert]

November 14, 2022

Effective August 1, Delaware amended the DGCL to permit a Delaware corporation to extend liability exculpation rights to certain officers of a corporation.

With Signs of Enforcement on Horizon, CFIUS Releases Penalty Guidelines

October 24, 2022

CFIUS' new set of guidelines point to a potentially heightened enforcement environment in their efforts to protect U.S. national security interests.

Another New CA Privacy Law Targets Collection of Information from Minors [Alert]

October 03, 2022

The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act imposes stringent new privacy requirements on businesses that sell to consumers under 18 years of age.

SEC Finds 10b5-1 Trading Plan was Misused, Charges Tech Company Executives with Insider Trading [Alert]

September 29, 2022

The SEC found that tech company executives' 10b5-1 plan did not shield them from insider trading liability.

Pennsylvania Enacts Record Tax Reform [Alert]

July 26, 2022

Pennsylvania’s 2022-2023 budget, Act of Jul. 8, 2022, implements sweeping tax reform and revises some of Pennsylvania’s most business-unfriendly tax provisions.

IP Maintenance Payments for Russian Rights

May 12, 2022

This May, OFAC issued a new General License authorizing certain transactions related to patents, trademarks, and copyrights otherwise prohibited by sanctions.

2022 Business Bankruptcy Practice

May 11, 2022

David Doyle, Allen Guon, and Peter Roberts each authored a chapter of the 2022 edition of Business Bankruptcy Practice, a book published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Stark Upholds Granting of Nunc Pro Tunc Retentions by Bankruptcy Court

May 04, 2022

Mark Felger and Barry Klayman co-authored an article on Law.com that analyzes U.S. District Court Judge Leonard P. Stark’s decision in City of Rockford v. Mallinckrodt (In re Mallinckrodt), 2022 WL 906451 (D. Del. Mar. 28, 2022).

Public Companies Brace Yourselves: SEC Issues Game-Changing Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures

April 25, 2022

Mehrnaz Jalali and Rikisha Collins authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer discussing the SEC’s proposed rule on climate-related disclosures and the roles that public companies play in addressing climate change and sustainability.

2 Years Of Small Biz Bankruptcy Law: Winners And Losers

April 04, 2022

Brian Shaw discusses the beneficial and detrimental effects of the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) in an article titled, “2 Years Of Small Biz Bankruptcy Law: Winners And Losers” in Law360.

SEC Issues Proposed Rules For Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures [Alert]

March 23, 2022

Kathy Jaffari and Rikisha Collins discuss the SEC's proposed amendments to Regulation S-K and Regulation S-X to “enhance and standardize registrant’s climate-related disclosures for investors.”

Looming End of Tax Break Triggers Real Estate “Hunger Games” [The Real Deal]

January 12, 2022

Ken Fisher discusses a major gamble taken by developers in Gowanus that will result in a major tax break for some developers for the next 25 years in The Real Deal.

Inside Scoop: D&O Insurance - Tips and Trends

August 03, 2021

Kathy Jaffari is joined by Sarah Downey, Managing Director, Financial Services Claims Leader and Blockchain Advisory Leader at Lockton Companies, for a timely conversation regarding D&O insurance.

Inside Scoop: Shareholder Engagement - It’s About Communication

June 08, 2021

Adrienne Monley, Head of Investment Stewardship for the Americas region at The Vanguard Group, joins Inside Scoop to discuss the importance of shareholder engagement and the best methods for companies to navigate this critical topic.

COVID Lessons Learned: Supply Chains Post-Pandemic [Industry Today]

June 07, 2021

Heather Marx and Kristi Zentner published an article in Industry Today discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain.

Inside Scoop: Sustainability & ESG - Tips to Governance & Disclosure

May 05, 2021

Kathy Jaffari is joined by Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chief sustainability officer at Tiffany & Co. and chairman and president of the Tiffany & Co. Foundation, to discuss the increasing importance of sustainability and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) within a corporation.

Inside Scoop: Virtual Annual Meetings - Tips to Help Ensure Success

March 08, 2021

Kathy Jaffari is joined by Cathy Conlon, Vice President and Head of Corporate Issuer Product and Strategy at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., on the Inside Scoop for a conversation on the virtual annual meeting landscape.

Inside Scoop: Boardroom Diversity - Tips on How to Get There

February 02, 2021

Kathy Jaffari is joined by Tanuja Dehne, president & CEO of The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, for a conversation that provides a perspective on diversity and inclusion in the boardroom.

2021 Could Increase Uniformity of Taxation of Real Estate in Pennsylvania

January 27, 2021

Joe Bright and Heidi Schwartz provide an analysis of Autozone Development Corp.’s appeal of a property tax assessment that is pending before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

SEC Proposed Exemption Provides Regulatory Clarity For Unregistered Finders

January 25, 2021

Joe Dever, Seth Popick, and Lindsey Stillwell contributed an article to Temple's Business Law Magazine discussing the SEC's decision to provide much-needed clarity to the regulatory status of so-called "finders" who assist small businesses in raising capital.

Antitrust Enforcers Lodge First Criminal Indictment for Violation of No-Poach Agreement [Alert]

January 13, 2021

Stephen Miller and Casey James discuss the DOJ's indictment charging Surgical Care Affiliates LLC of colluding with two companies not to solicit each other’s senior-level employees.

New “Necessity” Forms Create Headaches and Risks for PPP Borrowers [Alert]

December 03, 2020

Steve Dickinson discusses Forms 3509 and 3510 and how the SBA announcements will use them to review all PPP loans of $2 million or more with regard to necessity.

New Guidance on Tax Holiday Suspension for Air Transportation Federal Excise Tax [Alert]

October 20, 2020

Steve Haas discusses recent guidance regarding the suspension of the 7.5 percent air transportation federal excise tax and how it may impact your travel plans in 2021.

CFIUS Finalizes New Mandatory Filing Rule for Critical Technologies [Alert]

September 18, 2020

Bob Magovern and Katie Sobotta discuss the U.S. Department of the Treasury's final rule that alters and expands the scope of foreign investments involving critical technologies that are subject to mandatory review by CFIUS.

Executive Compensation Considerations Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 09, 2020

Katayun Jaffari, Diane Thompson, and Anne Greene co-authored an article published in The Legal Intelligencer that examines the considerations companies must bear in mind when addressing executive compensation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keep Calm — and Look at Your Contract(s) [Alert]

March 16, 2020

Barbara Muller discusses force majeure clauses and other codes and laws that may be applicable to defending your contracts in the wake of the coronavirus.

SEC Proposes to Expand Private Offerings [Alert]

March 11, 2020

Chris Bellini discusses the SEC's proposal to streamline the current framework of rules and guidance governing exempt offerings and to broaden the availability of such offerings.

Transitioning for the End of LIBOR [Alert]

February 24, 2020

Benjamin A. Bomrind, Anne M. Madonia, and Joshua C. Weinberger discuss this discontinuation of LIBOR and how clients should prepare.

INSIGHT: ‘Kaestner’ Opens Door for Challenges to State Taxation of Trust Income [Bloomberg Tax]

October 15, 2019

Heidi Schwartz and Joe Bright explain the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in N.C. Dep’t of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust, holding that a state cannot tax income from an out-of-state trust based solely on the beneficiaries' residence in the state.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance

April 19, 2024 - New York, NY

Kathy Jaffari will speak on the panel “A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance” at the Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2024 hosted by the Practising Law Institute.

Past Events

How to Draft Your First (or Next) Contract

July 27, 2023 - Minneapolis

Growth and Development Program

June 22, 2023 - Toronto

"Introduction to Exporting"

May 16, 2023 - Minneapolis, MN

Public Companies: Financing, Governance and Compliance

May 05, 2023 - Vancouver, British Columbia

Your Corporate Governance Audit

February 09, 2023 - Sunrise, FL

How Does ESG Fit into the Infrastructure Development Plan

November 15, 2022 - Washington D.C.

Top Cases/Decisions

June 25, 2022 - Lake Geneva, WI

NACD MN Program: ESG in the Boardroom

June 23, 2022 - Minneapolis, MN

My NDA is DOA

January 25, 2022 - Webinar

2021 Trade Year in Review

November 11, 2021 - Webinar

Transferring a Business

January 13, 2021 - Webinar

Updates on U.S. Trade Remedies

December 14, 2020 -

Best Practices for Working with Your Outside Counsel

November 19, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Opportunity Zones: The New Tomorrow

June 04, 2019 - Miami, FL

FEI 7th Annual Capital Markets/M&A Update

March 06, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN

In The News

U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes a New KYC Rule Applicable to U.S. IaaS Providers [Alert]

February 27, 2024

Robert Rubenstein and Christopher Dodson discuss the Commerce Department’s Proposed Rule that proposes a new Customer Identification Program and other requirements for U.S. providers and foreign resellers of infrastructure as a service products.

Major Amendments to PA Title 15 Dealing with Corporations and Unincorporated Associations [CPA Now]

February 19, 2024

Larry Laubach discusses how the adoption of Act 122 of 2022 and its revisions to Title 15 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statues impact businesses in the state in CPA Now.

California Appellate Court Greenlights Enforcement of Privacy Regulations [Alert]

February 15, 2024

The California Privacy Protection Agency's regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act are back in effect. Andrew Baer and Daniel Kilburn discuss crucial details on data privacy rights and enforcement priorities.

Nine Impacts of New Jersey and New Hampshire Privacy Laws

February 14, 2024

Ben Mishkin discusses the implications of the latest states to pass comprehensive privacy laws in Cybersecurity Law Report.

Final Rules on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, Shell Companies, and Projections [Alert]

February 08, 2024

Jeremy Garvey, Seth Popick, and Rikisha Collins discuss new SEC rules that augment investor protections in initial public offerings by SPACs and in de-SPAC transactions.

Mayor’s Proposal to Expedite Environmental Review for Certain Housing Scheduled for Public Hearings [Alert]

February 01, 2024

Vivian Krieger, Sunny Bhatt, and Rachel Scall discuss the Green Fast Track for Housing, a plan that would remove layers of environmental review for certain residential developments.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Utz Brands, Inc. on Definitive Agreement to Sell Three Manufacturing Facilities and Good Health® and R.W. Garcia® Brands

January 31, 2024

The total consideration for the transactions is $182.5 million, subject to customary adjustments. The transactions are expected to close on February 5, 2024, subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions.

The Law Regarding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Including Water Systems [The Water News Source]

January 30, 2024

Michael Klein discusses the importance of preventing sexual harassment in the workplace at water systems, in The Water News Source.

New Privacy Laws in New Jersey and New Hampshire [Alert]

January 25, 2024

Benjamin Mishkin and Daniel Kilburn discuss new data privacy legislation in New Jersey and New Hampshire.

Recent SEC Review of Accredited Investor Definition [Alert]

January 24, 2024

Germain DeMartinis and Anne Madonia discuss the SEC's recent report reviewing the definition of an accredited invested, as it is required to do at least every four years.

New York Enacts LLC Transparency Act, Requiring LLCs to Disclose Beneficial Owners [Alert]

January 22, 2024

Beatrice Bottini and Larry Laubach discuss the new New York LLC Transparency Act, which is modeled after the Federal Corporate Transparency Act and is aimed at pursuing unlawful activity, including wage theft, money laundering, and tenant mistreatment.

Corporate Transparency Act—Does It Apply to New York Cooperatives and Condominiums? [Alert]

January 18, 2024

Most cooperatives and some condominiums must now report personal information about their beneficial owners to FinCEN under the Corporate Transparency Act. Jennifer Miller, Steve Katkov, Larry Laubach, Leni Cummins discuss.

Del. Bankruptcy Court Decision Serves as Warning of Consequences of Violating the Automatic Stay [Delaware Business Court Insider]

January 17, 2024

Mark E. Felger and Simon E. Fraser caution parties about damages that can be incurred by violating the automatic stay of Section 362 of the bankruptcy code, even in situations where the debtor does not suffer any actual damages, in Delaware Business Court Insider.

New York Sets Maximum Construction Contract Retainage at 5% for Private Projects [Alert]

January 10, 2024

Leni Cummins, Jennifer Miller, Rachel Soloman, and Anthony Riverso discuss the complexities surrounding the recent amendments to Section 756-a and Section 756-c.

Pennsylvania Amends Tax Treatment of Grantor Trusts as of January 1, 2025 [Alert]

January 10, 2024

Cheryl Upham and Heidi Schwartz discuss changes to the tax treatment of grantor trusts which will finally conform Pennsylvania's rules to federal tax law.

Cozen O’Connor Represents Albaron Partners in First Private Equity Exit in U.S. Podiatry

January 09, 2024

PHILADELPHIA, January 9, 2024 — Cozen O’Connor advised Albaron Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on founder-led health care companies, in its sale of Albaron Podiatry Holdings LLC d/b/a Beyond Podiatry, a leader in the management of podiatric medicine in the Midwest, to CUC Inc. The deal represents the first private equity exit in U.S. podiatry history.

Corporate Transparency Act: anche gli USA impongono l’obbligo di comunicare i titolari effettivi

December 01, 2023

Christian Moretti and Beatrice Bottini offer their thoughts on the Corporate Transparency Act, in the Norme & Tributi section of the Italian publication Il Sole 24 Ore.

Second Annual Cozen O’Connor Real Estate Survey Reveals Large Drop in Optimism About New York Market

November 14, 2023

New York City real estate professionals’ confidence in the city’s short-term future dropped by a quarter since last year, while pessimism tripled, according to a survey conducted by the law firm of Cozen O’Connor.

Important Information Regarding Corporate Transparency Act Which May Require Action in 2024

October 04, 2023

The CTA will require disclosure of information about all corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships (unless exempt) and personal information about their beneficial owners.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Seven New Shareholders

September 07, 2023

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Wendy Enerson, Melissa Grossman, Susan Grueneberg, Suzanne Radcliff, Laura Reinhart, John Sullivan, and Cheryl Upham have been promoted to shareholder.

SEC Adopts Final Private Fund Adviser Rules [Alert]

August 28, 2023

The SEC's new rules and amendments are designed to increase transparency, competition, and efficiency in the private funds market.

Law360 Names Cozen O’Connor a Pennsylvania Powerhouse

August 23, 2023

Cozen O’Connor was previously named a Pennsylvania Powerhouse in 2022, 2018, and 2014.

SEC Adopts Final Rules on Cybersecurity Risk Management, Strategy, Governance and Incident Disclosure

July 27, 2023

Cozen O’Connor’s multidisciplinary Technology, Privacy & Data Security practice discusses the new rules, their reporting requirements, and when they go into effect.

A Guide to Canada’s New Proposed Privacy Law [Alert]

July 25, 2023

The Digital Charter Implementation Act would align existing federal privacy laws with global standards by implementing significant new powers and penalties.

EU Adopts the EU-US Data Privacy Framework [Alert]

July 11, 2023

On July 10, 2023, the EU adopted the EU-US Data Privacy Framework in response to the Schrems II decision, which struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 16 Attorneys in its 2023 Guide

July 10, 2023

Cozen O'Connor's Aviation (Litigation/Regulation), Construction, L&E, M&A (Midmarket), Shipping (Finance and Litigation/Regulation) practices were ranked by the Legal 500.

Proposed Expansion of New York’s Business Law Could Have Significant Detrimental Effects [Alert]

June 28, 2023

The Consumer and Small Business Protection Act could result in a vast expansion of legal liability for businesses operating in the Empire State.

42 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

May 24, 2023

Super Lawyers has selected 42 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Washington Passes the My Health My Data Act [Alert]

May 08, 2023

On April 27, 2023, Washington’s Governor Inslee signed the My Health My Data Act into law, adding to the increasingly complex patchwork of state privacy laws.

Lindsay Miller Named a 2023 GlobeSt. Woman of Influence

May 01, 2023

Lindsay Miller, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate practice, was named a 2023 Woman of Influence by GlobeSt.

Ken Fisher and Stuart Shorenstein Recognized Among City & State New York’s 2023 Law Power 100

March 21, 2023

Ken Fisher, a member of the firm’s Business Law Department and Public Strategies group, and Stuart Shorenstein, Managing Director of New York Public Strategies, have been named to City & State’s New York’s 2023 Law Power 100.

Cozen O’Connor Releases Film Short on New York Real Estate’s Future

December 19, 2022

New York, December 19, 2022 – Cozen O’Connor and its affiliate, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, announce the release of an innovative short documentary, “New York City: What’s Ahead? A Real Estate Perspective,” with keen observations about this current unprecedented and transformative period.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 30, 2022

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

Cozen O'Connor Awarded TopLegal's Italian Desk of the Year 2022

November 29, 2022

TopLegal Awards, which recognizes Italian legal excellence, has awarded Cozen O'Connor its Italian Desk of the Year award for 2022.

Amendment to DGCL §102(b)(7); Expanding Exculpation Rights to Apply to Corporate Officers [Alert]

November 14, 2022

Effective August 1, Delaware amended the DGCL to permit a Delaware corporation to extend liability exculpation rights to certain officers of a corporation.

With Signs of Enforcement on Horizon, CFIUS Releases Penalty Guidelines

October 24, 2022

CFIUS' new set of guidelines point to a potentially heightened enforcement environment in their efforts to protect U.S. national security interests.

Jordan Chisolm named a South Florida Business & Wealth Up & Comer

October 14, 2022

The award honors young professionals in south Florida whose innovation in their careers and their communities deserves special recognition.

Another New CA Privacy Law Targets Collection of Information from Minors [Alert]

October 03, 2022

The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act imposes stringent new privacy requirements on businesses that sell to consumers under 18 years of age.

21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 03, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

SEC Finds 10b5-1 Trading Plan was Misused, Charges Tech Company Executives with Insider Trading [Alert]

September 29, 2022

The SEC found that tech company executives' 10b5-1 plan did not shield them from insider trading liability.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Pennsylvania Enacts Record Tax Reform [Alert]

July 26, 2022

Pennsylvania’s 2022-2023 budget, Act of Jul. 8, 2022, implements sweeping tax reform and revises some of Pennsylvania’s most business-unfriendly tax provisions.

Super Lawyers Names Four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to 2022 Minnesota List

July 25, 2022

Super Lawyers has named four Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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

June 01, 2022

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

IP Maintenance Payments for Russian Rights

May 12, 2022

This May, OFAC issued a new General License authorizing certain transactions related to patents, trademarks, and copyrights otherwise prohibited by sanctions.

2022 Business Bankruptcy Practice

May 11, 2022

David Doyle, Allen Guon, and Peter Roberts each authored a chapter of the 2022 edition of Business Bankruptcy Practice, a book published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Stark Upholds Granting of Nunc Pro Tunc Retentions by Bankruptcy Court

May 04, 2022

Mark Felger and Barry Klayman co-authored an article on Law.com that analyzes U.S. District Court Judge Leonard P. Stark’s decision in City of Rockford v. Mallinckrodt (In re Mallinckrodt), 2022 WL 906451 (D. Del. Mar. 28, 2022).

Bankruptcy Doldrums Persist Despite Economic Pressures

April 28, 2022

John Carroll is quoted in a Law360 article that discusses the stagnant rate of bankruptcy filings in the first quarter of 2022 despite rampant inflation and increasing interest rates. The article also covers how this pattern has affected many firms and what experts think the future holds.

Public Companies Brace Yourselves: SEC Issues Game-Changing Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures

April 25, 2022

Mehrnaz Jalali and Rikisha Collins authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer discussing the SEC’s proposed rule on climate-related disclosures and the roles that public companies play in addressing climate change and sustainability.

Cozen O’Connor’s Brian Shaw Named to The American College of Bankruptcy Board of Regents

April 21, 2022

CHICAGO, April 21, 2022 — The American College of Bankruptcy (ACB) has named to its Board of Regents Chicago attorney Brian Shaw, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring practice.

FTC Chair Poised To Offer Glimpse Into Privacy Priorities

April 08, 2022

Andy Baer discusses what he expects the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will address at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit in an article in Law360.

2 Years Of Small Biz Bankruptcy Law: Winners And Losers

April 04, 2022

Brian Shaw discusses the beneficial and detrimental effects of the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) in an article titled, “2 Years Of Small Biz Bankruptcy Law: Winners And Losers” in Law360.

Can I Force My Building to Install Electric-Car Chargers?

April 02, 2022

Leni Cummins is quoted in The New York Times discussing the current demand for electric cars and how state laws will eventually have to make accommodations to this demand.

Suzanne Mayes Selected as a Recipient of City & State PA’s Above & Beyond Awards

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Suzanne Mayes, co-chair of the firm’s Business Law Department and co-chair of the firm’s Public & Project Finance Group, has been selected as a recipient of City & State PA’s Above & Beyond Awards.

SEC Issues Proposed Rules For Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures [Alert]

March 23, 2022

Kathy Jaffari and Rikisha Collins discuss the SEC's proposed amendments to Regulation S-K and Regulation S-X to “enhance and standardize registrant’s climate-related disclosures for investors.”

Cozen O’Connor Continues its Canadian Expansion, Adding Another Three Attorneys to Its Vancouver, B.C. Office

March 21, 2022

Elizabeth Holden, Gosia Piasecka, and Nicholas Krishan will reunite with former colleagues Rory Godinho, Kathy Tang, Lucy Schilling, Brian Fast, and Iain Mingo — five corporate attorneys who moved to Cozen O’Connor from the same Canadian firm earlier this month.

Steelers, Kraft Heinz in Discussions About Extending Stadium Naming Rights

March 15, 2022

David Franklin discusses the 20-year naming rights agreement between the Steelers and Kraft Heinz in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Cozen O’Connor Continues International Expansion with Corporate Additions, Moves to New Vancouver Office Space

March 07, 2022

Rory Godinho, Kathy Tang, Lucy Schilling, Brian Fast, and Iain Mingo have joined Cozen O’Connor from a major national Canadian law firm.

Ken Fisher and Stuart Shorenstein Recognized Among City & State New York’s 2022 Law Power 100

March 07, 2022

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, and Stuart Shorenstein, Managing Director of Cozen O’Connor New York Public Strategies, have been named to City & State New York’s 2022 Law Power 100.

Deals of the Year 2021 North America: The winners podium.

March 04, 2022

The New York State Thruway Service Areas Project was named Deal of the Year by Proximo Infra.

Fixing the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: What Can Be Done and When

January 25, 2022

Ken Fisher is quoted in an article in the Commercial Observer that discusses the neglected state of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) and what needs to be done to address this issue.

Looming End of Tax Break Triggers Real Estate “Hunger Games” [The Real Deal]

January 12, 2022

Ken Fisher discusses a major gamble taken by developers in Gowanus that will result in a major tax break for some developers for the next 25 years in The Real Deal.

The Bond Buyer Selects Cozen O’Connor Transaction as P3 Deal of the Year

January 05, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is proud to have served as lead bond counsel in the recently announced Bond Buyer 2021 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing Deal of the Year.

Anti-Forum Shopping Bill Reintroduced: A Q&A with Cozen O’Connor's Thomas J. Francella, Jr., Marla S. Benedek, and Frederick E. Schmidt, Jr. [Law.com]

November 15, 2021

Thomas J. Francella, Jr., Marla S. Benedek, and Frederick E. Schmidt, Jr. discuss the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2021, also known as the 2021 Act, in a Q&A in the Texas Lawyer. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator John Cornyn reintroduced the Act in September 202l as an effort to restrict where a non-individual debtor is allowed to file for bankruptcy.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 Practice Areas Nationwide, 121 Practice Areas Regionally

November 04, 2021

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 practice areas nationwide and 121 practice areas regionally.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

October 04, 2021

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Cozen O’Connor Adds Distinguished Patent Counselor and Life Sciences Strategist Todd B. Buck, Ph.D. to the Washington, D.C. Intellectual Property and Business Law Practices

September 22, 2021

Buck brings an impressive resume with over two decades of experience in the life sciences intellectual property sector.

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.

Inside Scoop: D&O Insurance - Tips and Trends

August 03, 2021

Kathy Jaffari is joined by Sarah Downey, Managing Director, Financial Services Claims Leader and Blockchain Advisory Leader at Lockton Companies, for a timely conversation regarding D&O insurance.

Inside Scoop: Shareholder Engagement - It’s About Communication

June 08, 2021

Adrienne Monley, Head of Investment Stewardship for the Americas region at The Vanguard Group, joins Inside Scoop to discuss the importance of shareholder engagement and the best methods for companies to navigate this critical topic.

COVID Lessons Learned: Supply Chains Post-Pandemic [Industry Today]

June 07, 2021

Heather Marx and Kristi Zentner published an article in Industry Today discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain.

E. Gerald Riesenbach Honored by The Legal Intelligencer for Lifetime Achievement

June 01, 2021

Gerald Riesenbach, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Practice, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a 2020 Professional Excellence Award winner in the Lifetime Achievement category.

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

May 28, 2021

Super Lawyers has selected 47 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Expansion of Health Care Practice with Aselle Kurmanova

May 18, 2021

Kurmanova joins the firm from Seyfarth Shaw LLP, reuniting with John Shire, who joined the firm in November 2020.

Inside Scoop: Sustainability & ESG - Tips to Governance & Disclosure

May 05, 2021

Kathy Jaffari is joined by Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chief sustainability officer at Tiffany & Co. and chairman and president of the Tiffany & Co. Foundation, to discuss the increasing importance of sustainability and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) within a corporation.

Rafael Rivera Named 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, Jordan Chisolm and Orla Thompson Named Pathfinders

March 09, 2021

Cozen O'Connor has chosen Rafael Rivera, an associate in the firm’s Global Insurance Department, to be a member of the 2021 class of fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Inside Scoop: Virtual Annual Meetings - Tips to Help Ensure Success

March 08, 2021

Kathy Jaffari is joined by Cathy Conlon, Vice President and Head of Corporate Issuer Product and Strategy at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., on the Inside Scoop for a conversation on the virtual annual meeting landscape.

Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide

February 02, 2021

Six Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been honored by the South Florida Legal Guide for their work in South Florida over the last year.

Inside Scoop: Boardroom Diversity - Tips on How to Get There

February 02, 2021

Kathy Jaffari is joined by Tanuja Dehne, president & CEO of The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, for a conversation that provides a perspective on diversity and inclusion in the boardroom.

2021 Could Increase Uniformity of Taxation of Real Estate in Pennsylvania

January 27, 2021

Joe Bright and Heidi Schwartz provide an analysis of Autozone Development Corp.’s appeal of a property tax assessment that is pending before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

SEC Proposed Exemption Provides Regulatory Clarity For Unregistered Finders

January 25, 2021

Joe Dever, Seth Popick, and Lindsey Stillwell contributed an article to Temple's Business Law Magazine discussing the SEC's decision to provide much-needed clarity to the regulatory status of so-called "finders" who assist small businesses in raising capital.

Antitrust Enforcers Lodge First Criminal Indictment for Violation of No-Poach Agreement [Alert]

January 13, 2021

Stephen Miller and Casey James discuss the DOJ's indictment charging Surgical Care Affiliates LLC of colluding with two companies not to solicit each other’s senior-level employees.

New “Necessity” Forms Create Headaches and Risks for PPP Borrowers [Alert]

December 03, 2020

Steve Dickinson discusses Forms 3509 and 3510 and how the SBA announcements will use them to review all PPP loans of $2 million or more with regard to necessity.

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.

Suzanne Mayes Awarded 2020 Freda Johnson Award Recipient for Trailblazing Women in Public Finance

November 10, 2020

Philadelphia – November 10, 2020 – Suzanne Mayes, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department and co-chair of the firm’s Public & Project Finance Practice, has been selected as a 2020 Freda Johnson Trailblazing Women in Public Finance by the Northeast Women in Public Finance and The Bond Buyer.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2020

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

New Guidance on Tax Holiday Suspension for Air Transportation Federal Excise Tax [Alert]

October 20, 2020

Steve Haas discusses recent guidance regarding the suspension of the 7.5 percent air transportation federal excise tax and how it may impact your travel plans in 2021.

Katayun Jaffari Named to The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2020

October 13, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Katayun Jaffari, chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance & Securities practice, has been named to The Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar 2020.”

Super Lawyers Recognizes 21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

September 29, 2020

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

CFIUS Finalizes New Mandatory Filing Rule for Critical Technologies [Alert]

September 18, 2020

Bob Magovern and Katie Sobotta discuss the U.S. Department of the Treasury's final rule that alters and expands the scope of foreign investments involving critical technologies that are subject to mandatory review by CFIUS.

Executive Compensation Considerations Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 09, 2020

Katayun Jaffari, Diane Thompson, and Anne Greene co-authored an article published in The Legal Intelligencer that examines the considerations companies must bear in mind when addressing executive compensation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 200 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).

Super Lawyers Names Four Minnesota Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2020 List

July 23, 2020

Super Lawyers has named four Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Three were recognized as Super Lawyers and one was named “Rising Star.”

Fifty-Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Kenneth Fisher Named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100

March 30, 2020

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100.

Keep Calm — and Look at Your Contract(s) [Alert]

March 16, 2020

Barbara Muller discusses force majeure clauses and other codes and laws that may be applicable to defending your contracts in the wake of the coronavirus.

SEC Proposes to Expand Private Offerings [Alert]

March 11, 2020

Chris Bellini discusses the SEC's proposal to streamline the current framework of rules and guidance governing exempt offerings and to broaden the availability of such offerings.

Transitioning for the End of LIBOR [Alert]

February 24, 2020

Benjamin A. Bomrind, Anne M. Madonia, and Joshua C. Weinberger discuss this discontinuation of LIBOR and how clients should prepare.

Michael Heller Recognized Among Philadelphia Business Journal Power 100

November 04, 2019

Michael Heller has been included in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Power 100” list for the fifth consecutive year.

INSIGHT: ‘Kaestner’ Opens Door for Challenges to State Taxation of Trust Income [Bloomberg Tax]

October 15, 2019

Heidi Schwartz and Joe Bright explain the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in N.C. Dep’t of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust, holding that a state cannot tax income from an out-of-state trust based solely on the beneficiaries' residence in the state.

17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 27, 2019

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Three Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers

July 08, 2019

Silton, Syring, and Wallrich have previously been named Super Lawyers, this is their 15th, 10th and 17th year appearing on the list, respectively.

Contacts

Larry P. Laubach

Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group

llaubach@cozen.com

(215) 665-4666

Jeffrey A. Leonard

Co-Chair, Business Law Department

jleonard@cozen.com

(215) 665-4157

Suzanne S. Mayes

Co-Chair, Business Law Department
Chair, Public & Project Finance

smayes@cozen.com

(215) 665-6922

People

Awards

Law360 Names Cozen O’Connor a Pennsylvania Powerhouse

August 23, 2023

Cozen O’Connor was previously named a Pennsylvania Powerhouse in 2022, 2018, and 2014.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 30, 2022

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

Cozen O'Connor Awarded TopLegal's Italian Desk of the Year 2022

November 29, 2022

TopLegal Awards, which recognizes Italian legal excellence, has awarded Cozen O'Connor its Italian Desk of the Year award for 2022.

Jordan Chisolm named a South Florida Business & Wealth Up & Comer

October 14, 2022

The award honors young professionals in south Florida whose innovation in their careers and their communities deserves special recognition.

21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 03, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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

June 01, 2022

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Suzanne Mayes Selected as a Recipient of City & State PA’s Above & Beyond Awards

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Suzanne Mayes, co-chair of the firm’s Business Law Department and co-chair of the firm’s Public & Project Finance Group, has been selected as a recipient of City & State PA’s Above & Beyond Awards.

Ken Fisher and Stuart Shorenstein Recognized Among City & State New York’s 2022 Law Power 100

March 07, 2022

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, and Stuart Shorenstein, Managing Director of Cozen O’Connor New York Public Strategies, have been named to City & State New York’s 2022 Law Power 100.

The Bond Buyer Selects Cozen O’Connor Transaction as P3 Deal of the Year

January 05, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is proud to have served as lead bond counsel in the recently announced Bond Buyer 2021 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing Deal of the Year.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 Practice Areas Nationwide, 121 Practice Areas Regionally

November 04, 2021

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 practice areas nationwide and 121 practice areas regionally.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

October 04, 2021

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

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.

E. Gerald Riesenbach Honored by The Legal Intelligencer for Lifetime Achievement

June 01, 2021

Gerald Riesenbach, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Practice, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a 2020 Professional Excellence Award winner in the Lifetime Achievement category.

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

May 28, 2021

Super Lawyers has selected 47 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

Rafael Rivera Named 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, Jordan Chisolm and Orla Thompson Named Pathfinders

March 09, 2021

Cozen O'Connor has chosen Rafael Rivera, an associate in the firm’s Global Insurance Department, to be a member of the 2021 class of fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide

February 02, 2021

Six Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been honored by the South Florida Legal Guide for their work in South Florida over the last year.

Suzanne Mayes Awarded 2020 Freda Johnson Award Recipient for Trailblazing Women in Public Finance

November 10, 2020

Philadelphia – November 10, 2020 – Suzanne Mayes, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department and co-chair of the firm’s Public & Project Finance Practice, has been selected as a 2020 Freda Johnson Trailblazing Women in Public Finance by the Northeast Women in Public Finance and The Bond Buyer.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2020

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

Katayun Jaffari Named to The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2020

October 13, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Katayun Jaffari, chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance & Securities practice, has been named to The Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar 2020.”

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

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 200 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).

Fifty-Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Kenneth Fisher Named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100

March 30, 2020

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 100.

Michael Heller Recognized Among Philadelphia Business Journal Power 100

November 04, 2019

Michael Heller has been included in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Power 100” list for the fifth consecutive year.

17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 27, 2019

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Three Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers

July 08, 2019

Silton, Syring, and Wallrich have previously been named Super Lawyers, this is their 15th, 10th and 17th year appearing on the list, respectively.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Paul S. Rutter Named the Urban Development Lawyer of the Year by Century City Bar Association

January 24, 2019

– Cozen O’Connor attorney Paul S. Rutter, a member of the real estate practice in the firm’s Santa Monica, Calif., office, has been named “Urban Development Lawyer of the Year” by the Century City Bar Association. The Association provides legal education, leadership opportunities, and a sense of community to more than 4,000 Century City attorneys. Paul is among six attorneys being recognized by the Association for distinguishing himself in his respective field of expertise.

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New York, NY 04/19/2024

Kathy Jaffari will speak on the panel “A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance” at the Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2024 hosted by the Practising Law Institute.

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