Corporate

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

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...

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Cozen O’Connor’s corporate attorneys provide sophisticated counsel to a diverse array of public and private companies and entrepreneurs. Whether forming a new entity, raising capital, entering a business relationship, or structuring a transformational deal, our attorneys help clients achieve their goals.

CORPORATE PRACTICES

Capital Markets & Securities 

Cozen O’Connor works with companies, underwriters, and investors to execute complex equity and debt securities transactions and satisfy the regulatory requirements for participation in the capital markets.

Corporate Governance

We advise major corporations and other types of entities, directors, managers and officers, and in-house legal departments on a full range of corporate governance issues, from fiduciary duties and structure to executive compensation and stockholder activism.

Commercial Finance

Cozen O’Connor works with both lenders and borrowers to structure sophisticated debt financings, including through the use of senior or mezzanine/subordinated, secured/unsecured, equipment leasing, factoring, and other credit facilities.

Emerging Business & Venture Capital

The firm represents venture-backed enterprises and individual and institutional investors through every stage of a company’s lifecycle and advises on strategic financings, operations, and growth.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Cozen O’Connor leads complex M&A transactions on behalf of strategic and financial buyers and sellers, including public and private companies, multinationals, SPACs, and family offices, with keen awareness of market trends, evolving deal structures, and industry-specific norms.

Private Equity

We represent both private equity funds/sponsors and portfolio companies and thus have insight into each party’s interests and priorities and regularly advise on fund formation, structure, and operations.

Public & Project Finance

Our attorneys serve as bond, underwriters’, and borrower’s counsel in negotiations to finance or refinance capital projects through tax-exempt and taxable bonds, debt restructuring, off-balance sheet financings, securitizations, derivatives, and other strategies.

Technology, Privacy & Data Security

We handle technology and privacy issues for diverse businesses, from startups to Fortune 100 giants, including negotiating technology-related transactions and compliance with ever-changing privacy and data-security regulations.

RELATED PRACTICES AND INDUSTRIES

Cannabis

Our nationally recognized Cannabis attorneys deftly navigate the complex legal challenges faced by this fast-growing industry, from winning precedent-setting litigation to closing key corporate transactions.

Insurance – Corporate & Regulatory

A longtime national leader in insurance law, Cozen O’Connor provides sophisticated regulatory, governance, transactional, and business formation advice to all segments of the insurance industry.

International/Cross-border

We advise domestic, foreign, and multinational companies in cross-border corporate transactions as well as commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Tax

Almost all corporate transactions have tax ramifications. The firm’s tax lawyers work closely with its corporate lawyers to develop insightful and compliant tax strategies that advance a client’s business goals while minimizing liability.

WHY COZEN O'CONNOR

  • Cozen O’Connor has long been known as an entrepreneurial firm, one that attracts lawyers with a competitive zeal and willingness to break new ground. This is useful because the path from point A to point B is rarely a straight line. When faced with challenges or obstacles, our attorneys don’t get mired in the details of why a particular approach is unworkable, they simply find another way.
  • Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice includes leading practitioners in their fields — members of invitation-only professional organizations, leaders in state and local bar association sections, and Chambers and Partners USA-ranked counsel. The practice includes attorneys with experience as executives and board members of corporate and nonprofit organizations and as general and in-house counsel to major companies.
  • Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice serves a broad range of companies, from family-owned to Fortune 100. We have a particularly impressive track record serving so-called “middle-market” firms, businesses that gross between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue. The middle market is growing faster, producing more jobs, and attracting more capital than any other segment of the U.S. economy. Middle-market companies require top corporate lawyers who understand their potential, are attuned to their specific needs and challenges, and are willing to make a long-term commitment to their growth.
  • A truly outstanding corporate attorney is both a trusted business adviser and an effective dealmaker. As advisers, we seek to understand each client’s operations, market position, and long-term goals; counsel our clients as to the legal ramifications of their business opportunities and strategies; and establish direct and candid communication. We don’t tell clients what they want to hear — we tell them what they need to know. As dealmakers, we understand that negotiations are not about winning; they are about reaching a mutually beneficial agreement as efficiently as possible. We approach deal counterparts with respect and make sure that even the toughest negotiations remain productive and collegial.
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New York LLC Transparency Act’s Effective Date Delayed Until January 1, 2026 [Alert]

June 06, 2024

Larry Laubach and Beatrice Bottini offer an update on the NYLTA, which represents a pivotal step in New York State’s regulatory landscape, aligning closely with the federal Corporate Transparency Act (CTA).

Joint Guidelines for Secure AI Deployment [Alert]

April 25, 2024

The new cybersecurity guidance, issued jointly by agencies in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., and Canada, focuses on best practices for organizations that deploy third-party-developed AI.

Long-Awaited SEC Final Rules on Climate-Related Disclosures Face Legal Scrutiny

April 25, 2024

Kathy Jaffari, Naz Jalali, and Rikisha Collins discuss the final rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on climate-related disclosures in The Legal Intelligencer.

What Will the 2024 US Proxy Season Bring?

April 16, 2024

Jeremy Garvey and Seth Popick co-authored a Board Agenda article discussing the complicated landscape facing U.S. public companies in the upcoming proxy season.

Proposed CFIUS Rules Affirm Evolution and Growth of Review Process, Expansion of Penalties [Alert]

April 12, 2024

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issued a proposed update expanding its mitigation and enforcement provisions and increasing the maximum penalties.

Federal Legislators Introduce the American Privacy Rights Act [Alert]

April 10, 2024

A bipartisan, bicameral legislative proposal to create a federal comprehensive data privacy framework may be back on the table. If enacted, the APRA would create a comprehensive federal data privacy regime granting all Americans certain rights regarding their personal data.

Northern District of Alabama Finds CTA Unconstitutional [Alert]

March 22, 2024

The U.S. federal district court for the Northern District of Alabama ruled the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) unconstitutional, finding it exceeded Congress's authority, prompting a Justice Department appeal.

SEC Adopts Final Rule for Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures [Alert]

March 21, 2024

The SEC has adopted a final rule on climate-related disclosures. Seth Popick provides a brief summary of the requirements and what to expect next.

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.

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.

SEC Orders Stay of New Share Repurchase Disclosure Modernization Rule Until Further Notice [Alert]

November 29, 2023

Paul Hallgren and Mehrnaz Jalali discuss the SEC's order to stay the effective date of its Share Repurchase Disclosure Modernization rules adopted in May 2023.

California’s Delete Act Creates Universal Deletion Requirement Aimed at Data Brokers [Alert]

October 17, 2023

The Delete Act expands on regulations already in place and shifts enforcement from the Secretary of State to the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA).

DOJ Announces New Safe Harbor Policy for M&As [Alert]

October 05, 2023

Calli Padilla and Nicole Sprinzen discuss the DOJ's new Mergers & Acquisitions Safe Harbor Policy.

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.

Pay Versus Performance Disclosures: A First-Year Recap

September 20, 2023

Kathy Jaffari and Paul Hallgren examine the inaugural year of the SEC implementing pay versus performance disclosures in The Legal Intelligencer.

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.

Rethinking Restrictive Covenants: Delaware Courts’ Movement in Favor of the Restricted [Alert]

June 16, 2023

Chad Cowan and Ashley Park discuss two recent decisions in Delaware: Ainslie v. Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., and Intertek Testing Systems v. Eastman.

New Jersey Eliminates S Election as of December 22, 2022 [Alert]

May 31, 2023

New Jersey will automatically treat federal S corporations as New Jersey S corporations, effective for periods beginning on or after December 22, 2022.

Irish Data Protection Commission’s Decision Throws Use of Standard Contractual Clauses Into Doubt [Alert]

May 30, 2023

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has imposed a €1.2 billion fine on Meta Platforms for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.

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.

SEC Adopts Final Rules for Share Repurchase Disclosure [Alert]

May 04, 2023

On May 3, 2023, the SEC adopted final rules that significantly increase insurers' disclosure obligations.

The SEC’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Priorities in 2023

April 27, 2023

John Crozier and Kathy Jaffari discuss the SEC’s 2023 rulemaking and enforcement priorities with The Legal Intelligencer.

NTIA Request for Comments on AI Accountability [Alert]

April 19, 2023

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration recently issued a request for comments regarding artificial intelligence accountability.

Iowa’s New Privacy Law

April 13, 2023

With Governor Kim Reynolds signing S.F. 262 into law on March 29, 2023, Iowa became the sixth state to enact a comprehensive consumer privacy law.

SEC Adopts Amendments to Affirmative Defense to Insider Trading

December 16, 2022

The rule provides an affirmative defense to trading on the basis of MNPI pursuant to plans that are intended to meet the conditions of Rule 10b5-1.

FinCEN Issues Final Regulation for Beneficial Ownership Reporting [Alert]

November 15, 2022

This regulation will require most business entities created in or registered to do business in the U.S. to report personal identifiable information about their beneficial owners to FinCEN.

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.

The Final Rule on Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation Has Arrived [Alert]

October 28, 2022

The SEC has adopted the final rule on recovery of erroneously awarded incentive-based compensation.

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.

Biden Administration Significantly Expands CFIUS National Security Factors [Alert]

September 21, 2022

President Biden signed an Executive Order connecting the work of the CFIUS to national security aims beyond the traditional defense industrial base.

Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Rules Case

September 13, 2022

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case against the SEC seeking to invalidate Nasdaq’s board diversity rule.

SEC Adopts Pay vs. Performance Disclosure Rules [Alert]

August 30, 2022

The SEC recently adopted final disclosure rules implementing the pay vs. performance requirement of the Dodd-Frank Act for public companies.

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.

SEC Proposes New Rules for Cybersecurity Incident Reporting [Alert]

March 28, 2022

In March, the SEC proposed new rules pertaining to reporting material cybersecurity incidents and their cybersecurity risk management and governance.

SEC Proposes Extensive New Regulations for Private Fund Advisers [Alert]

March 21, 2022

Ingrid Welch and Greg Patton discuss the SEC's proposed new and amended rules under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 that would impose specific disclosure requirements, increase reporting requirements, and prohibit certain activities and practices, primarily impacting private fund advisers.

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.

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.

Roundup of Boardroom Diversity Legislation

May 03, 2021

Katayun Jaffari and Paul Hallgren co-authored an article discussing the current state and what is hoped to be the future accelerated effort of diversifying the boardroom in Today’s General Counsel.

The SEC Continues Its Trajectory on ESG Disclosures

April 29, 2021

Mehrnaz Jalali discusses the SEC's continued trajectory on ESG disclosures despite recent criticism for its failure to compel ESG specific disclosures.

Gensler's SEC Can Bring Regulatory Clarity to Digital Assets

April 14, 2021

Chris Bellini and Kara Kapp discuss potential changes to be made to the digital assets industry as a result of Gensler’s recent appointment as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in ThinkAdvisor.

Paycheck Protection Program Extended

March 26, 2021

The Paycheck Protection Program is scheduled to expire March 31, 2021. However, the program still has a large amount of unspent money, and there is still considerable support for the program in Congress.

SEC Continues to Signal its Commitment to ESG Disclosures and Reporting [Alert]

March 24, 2021

Mehrnaz Jalali and Kathy Jaffari discuss the SEC's signals over the past six weeks to public companies and investors about its commitment to disclosures and reporting of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

“Made in USA” Labeling Could be Costly for Businesses [Alert]

March 18, 2021

Joel Nesset and Tom Wallrich discuss the consent order issued by the FTC in Chemence, Inc.

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.

SEC Suspends Trading in 15 Public Companies for Suspicious Social Media & Trading Activity [Alert]

March 04, 2021

Joe Dever and Luke La Rocca discuss the SEC's February 26, 2021 order that suspended the trading of securities in 15 OTC public companies due to questionable trading activity and social media promotions that the SEC suspects to have been part of a coordinated attempt to artificially inflate stock prices.

SEC Releases Sample Comment Letter for Issuers Conducting Offerings During Periods of Volatility [Alert]

February 23, 2021

Chris Bellini discusses the sample letter published by the SEC that identifies a number of sample comments the SEC may provide to issuers conducting securities offerings amid market and price volatility.

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.

Transparency in Corporate Political Spending and SEC Rule 14a-8

January 26, 2021

Germain DeMartinis and Kathy Jaffari authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer on the increased focus on political contributions made by companies and the need for these businesses to have increased transparency in order to manage reputational risk.

New PPP Forgiveness Guidance And Forms [Alert]

January 22, 2021

Steve Dickinson, Bob Magovern, and James Van Orden discuss the SBA's interim final rule governing forgiveness of PPP loans and the new versions of the three forgiveness application forms, including a streamlined form for loans up to $150,000.

How Rebooted Paycheck Protection Program Works: Part 2

January 22, 2021

Steve Dickinson, Robert Magovern, and James Van Orden discuss key provisions to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which revived the original Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), with some modifications, in part two of a two-part article in Law360.

How Rebooted Paycheck Protection Program Works: Part 1

January 21, 2021

Steve Dickinson, Robert Magovern, and James Van Orden discuss the omnibus budget act that reinstituted the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in part one of a two part article in Law360.

Restarting the Paycheck Protection Program [Alert]

January 08, 2021

Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss the Paycheck Protection Program startup and highlights key provisions of the two new implementing rules.

The “New and Improved” Paycheck Protection Program [Alert]

December 28, 2020

James Van Orden, Robert Magovern, and Steven Dickinson outline the changes made to the PPP in the omnibus budget signed by President Trump this weekend.

Nasdaq Proposes New Rules Regarding Board Diversity for Listed Companies

December 03, 2020

On December 1, 2020, The Nasdaq Stock Market filed a proposal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt new listing rules that relate to diversity of board composition, proposed Rule 5605(f), and disclosure of statistical information on board composition, proposed Rule 5606.

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.

SEC Adopts Amendments to MD&A and other Financial Disclosures [Alert]

November 24, 2020

Kathy Jaffari and Richard Busis discuss the SEC's amendments to Regulation S-K in an effort to modernize, simplify, and enhance certain financial disclosures.

SEC Votes to Harmonize and Improve “Patchwork” Exempt Offering Framework [Alert]

November 05, 2020

Anne Madonia and Richard Busis discuss a series of amendments aimed at making the capital-raising process more “effective and efficient” by addressing “gaps and complexities” in the exempt offering framework that have created problems for issuers seeking to gain access to capital and investors looking to participate in investment opportunities.

The SEC 'Modernizes' Certain Disclosure Rules

November 02, 2020

Katayun Jaffari and Paul Hallgren co-authored an article published in The Legal Intelligencer examining amendments the Securities and Exchange Commission has made to certain disclosure rules for public companies in an effort to modernize information presented to investors.

SEC Proposed Exemption Offers Regulatory Clarity For Unregistered Finders [Alert]

October 13, 2020

Seth Popick, Lindsey Stillwell, and Joe Dever discuss the SEC's proposed exemption to allow unregistered natural persons, referred to as finders, to engage in certain limited activities to assist issuers in raising capital from accredited investors.

SEC Adopts Amendments to Modernize Shareholder Proposal Rules [Alert]

September 28, 2020

Chris Bellini discusses the SEC's amendments to modernize Rule 14a-8, which governs the process for shareholder proposals to be included in a company’s proxy statement.

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.

SEC Adopts Amendments to Regulation S-K Items 101, 103, and 105 [Alert]

September 02, 2020

Kathy Jaffari and Germain DeMartinis discuss the SEC's adoption of amendments modernizing the description of business (Item 101), legal proceedings (Item 103), and risk factors (Item 105) disclosures that registrants are required to make pursuant to Regulation S-K.

SEC Expands the Definition of Accredited Investor [Alert]

August 28, 2020

Anne Madonia, Germain DeMartinis, and Richard Busis discuss recent updates to the definition of accredited investor made by the SEC to allow individuals to invest in unregistered private securities offerings based on certain professional certifications or designations or other credentials, rather than based on their wealth or income, as well as to expand the list of entities that will qualify as accredited investors.

The Contractual Obligation to Perform During a Global Pandemic

August 18, 2020

Kenneth Levine, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Insurance Corporate & Regulatory Practice, authored an article on the contractual obligation to perform during a global pandemic.

ESG Disclosures: What Is the Current State of Play? [The Legal Intelligencer]

August 03, 2020

Kathy Jaffari and Lindsey Stillwell co-authored an article on companies that are taking various approaches to disclosing the environmental, social, and governance criteria that investors are increasingly using as a metric to evaluate investment opportunities.

SBA to Begin Accepting PPP Forgiveness Applications on August 10 [Alert]

July 27, 2020

Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss the SBA's procedural notice to lenders participating in the PPP concerning PPP loan forgiveness.

SEC Issues Final Rules Regarding Proxy Solicitations [Alert]

July 24, 2020

Kathy Jaffari, Richard Busis, and Greg Patton discuss the SEC's amendments to increase transparency and accountability between Main Street investors, investment advisers, and organizations that provide proxy voting advice.

Paycheck Protection Program Updates [Alert]

July 07, 2020

Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss updates to the Paycheck Protection Program.

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.

New PPP Forgiveness Application Forms [Alert]

June 18, 2020

Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss the new Form 3508EZ and Form 3508 for PPP loan forgiveness.

Additional Clarification of Paycheck Protection Program Changes [Alert]

June 09, 2020

Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss the joint statement by the Small Business Administration and Department of the Treasury concerning changes in SBA rules and forms that are necessary to implement the Flexibility Act.

Major Changes in the Paycheck Protection Program [Alert]

June 05, 2020

Steve Dickinson discusses the Flexibility Act of 2020 and the changes to the PPP.

SBA Additional Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness and Loan Reviews [Alert]

May 28, 2020

Steve Dickinson, Bob Magovern, and James Van Orden discuss the two new rules issued by the SBA that provide some additional insight into the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness.

Congressional Oversight Report on CARES Act Funding — Not Much to Oversee Here (Yet)

May 19, 2020

Jeff Vogel, Matt Howell, Evan Berquist, and Jason Kreps discuss the programs and facilities announced by the Fed and Treasury to disburse the $500 billion in funding for lending to businesses and to state and local governments in hopes of stabilizing the economy in the short-and long-term and questions related to the $75 billion allocated to the Main Street Lending Facilities.

SBA’S Long-Awaited PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance [Alert]

May 19, 2020

James Van Orden, Bob Magovern, Marty Schrier, and Steve Dickinson discuss the SBA's guidance on forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that allow small businesses and self-employed individuals to seek full forgiveness of their PPP loans that are being used to pay employee wages and other critical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Reserve Provides Greater Access, and Clarity, to the Main Street Lending Program [Alert]

April 30, 2020

Jeff Vogel, Matt Howell, Evan Berquist, and Jason Kreps summarize the Federal Reserve's Expansion of the Main Street Lending Program.

Small Business Relief Programs Receive Additional Funding [Alert]

April 24, 2020

Steve Dickinson, Marty Schrier, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which adds $310 billion in funding to the Paycheck Protection Program and an additional $60 billion to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

SBA Asks: Did You Really Need Your PPP Loan? [Alert]

April 23, 2020

Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden and, Bob Magovern discuss the SBA's recent FAQ regarding public companies receiving PPP loans.

SBA Issues Additional Guidance On Affiliation Rules Under The Paycheck Protection Program [Alert]

April 14, 2020

Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss the SBA's updated FAQ's on the Paycheck Protection Program.

SBA Issues Frequently Asked Questions on Paycheck Protection Program [Alert]

April 08, 2020

Steve Dickinson, Marty Schrier, Bob Magovern, James Van Orden, and Jason Kreps summarize the SBA's FAQs about Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Treasury Issues Interim Regulations on Affiliation Rules Under Payroll Protection Program

April 04, 2020

Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss the latest affiliation rules under the PPP as they apply to faith-based organizations.

Treasury Issues Regulations Implementing The PPP Loan Application Process [Alert]

April 03, 2020

Steve Dickinson and James Van Orden outline the updated regulations implementing Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 Loan Programs

April 02, 2020

A quick guide for small businesses interested in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program r the Paycheck Protection Program.

Paycheck Protection Program Begins April 3 [Alert]

April 01, 2020

Steve Dickinson, Jason Kreps, James Van Orden and Marty Schrier outline the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program.

U.S. Companies with Foreign Affiliates Face Reporting Deadline in 2020 [Alert]

March 26, 2020

Barbara Muller reminds U.S. persons that control at least 10 percent or more of the ownership interests in a foreign business enterprise must file a mandatory benchmark survey called Form BE 10 by May 29, 2020.

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.

SEC Proposes to Update Accredited Investor Definition [Alert]

December 23, 2019

Chris Bellini discusses propose amendments to the definition of “accredited investor” in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933.

U.S. Companies with Foreign Affiliates Face Reporting Deadline In 2020

November 13, 2019

Barbara Muller discussed the various requirements for any U.S. person who controls, directly or indirectly, at least 10 percent or more of the ownership interests in a foreign business enterprise.

SEC Final Regulation Best Interest Regarding Duties of Broker-Dealers [Alert]

July 09, 2019

Ingrid Welch and Greg Patton detail the changes broker-dealers will need to make under the new Regulation Best Interest, beginning June 30, 2020.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

E-S-G, Not as Easy as 1-2-3

May 21, 2024 - Webinar

A Global Perspective on Corporate Governance

April 19, 2024 - New York, NY

Health Law 2024

December 05, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA

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

Disclosure Trends For In-House Counsel

April 20, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA

Your Corporate Governance Audit

February 09, 2023 - Sunrise, FL

How Does ESG Fit into the Infrastructure Development Plan

November 15, 2022 - Washington D.C.

Current Trends in FinTech

October 25, 2022 - Pittsburgh, PA

Recent Developments in Antitrust Law

October 12, 2022 - Webinar

EdTech Fireside Chat

May 25, 2021 - Webinar

Transferring a Business

January 13, 2021 - Webinar

Updates on U.S. Trade Remedies

December 14, 2020 -

12th Annual In-House Counsel Conference

July 28, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA

CARES Act Loan Programs and Tax Relief

April 16, 2020 - Webinar

Money & Mental Health Matters

November 13, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

In The News

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

June 11, 2024

Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of attorneys are named Super Lawyers; only 2.5 percent of attorneys are listed as Rising Stars.

Nearly 100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 27 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2024 Guide

June 10, 2024

Chambers USA rankings are based on an “assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.” In order to be ranked in the guide, lawyers and firms must demonstrate “sustained excellence.”

Cozen O’Connor Advises Xtribe on Definitive Agreement to Go Public on Nasdaq through Proposed Business Combination with WinVest Acquisition Corp.

May 09, 2024

Cozen O’Connor advised Xtribe P.L.C. in its definitive business combination agreement with WinVest Acquisition Corp.

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to Minnesota Monthly “Top Lawyers” list

May 06, 2024

The list will appear in the July/August 2024 issue of Minnesota Monthly

Jeremy Garvey Selected as the Recipient of the PVCA's Impact Award

April 17, 2024

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jeremy Garvey has been selected as the 2024 recipient of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association’s (PVCA) Impact Award.

Six Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named to the 2024 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

March 29, 2024

Andrew Elbaz, Rory Godinho, Shane Hardy, Michael Osborne, Steven Weisz, and Kevin Zimka were named to the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for 2024.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Win Several PA Legal Awards; Firm Named Finalist for Law Firm of the Year

March 19, 2024

John Cunningham, Steven Haas, Kristina Bakardjiev, Dylan Alper, and Maureen Holland were all recognized this year.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 23 Attorneys to Member

March 15, 2024

“This is a group of terrific lawyers across many offices and practices areas and we look forward to following their achievements,” said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Heller.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Philadelphia Union in a Multi-Year Partnership Agreement With Penn Medicine

March 01, 2024

Cozen O’Connor advised the Philadelphia Union, a professional soccer club that competes in Major League Soccer, in a multi-year partnership with Penn Medicine, a leading academic medical center.

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.

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.

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 Sneaks Up on Everyone

December 20, 2023

Larry Laubach is quoted in Corporate Compliance Insights discussing the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), highlighting its significance as the most substantial reform to U.S. anti-money laundering laws in a generation.

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.

Cozen O’Connor Launches Global M&A Practice; Appoints Christian Moretti as Chair

November 29, 2023

The firm’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice is a leading player for transactions involving European, Asian, and South American companies and private equity funds.

Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023

Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Business Today Names 32 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to Its Top 10 Lists

July 28, 2023

These lists recognize lawyers “mastering,” “leading,” “revolutionizing,” and “dominating” their fields in their respective states and nationwide.

Cozen O’Connor Picks Attorney Atoussa Mahmoudpour to Lead its New Canadian Life Sciences & Technology Practice

July 24, 2023

Atoussa Mahmoudpour has joined its North American Corporate Law group and will chair its new Canadian Life Sciences & Technology practice.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2023 Super Lawyers

July 17, 2023

Thomas G. Wallrich was recognized as a Super Lawyer, and Cassandra Jacobsen and Curt N. Trisko were named Rising Stars.

Industry Reactions to EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework: Feedback Friday

July 14, 2023

Chris Dodson discusses the implications of the approved EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (DPF) in SecurityWeek.

Marty Schrier Named Most Influential Corporate/M&A Lawyers in South Florida

July 14, 2023

Marty Schrier, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, has been named one of the most influential corporate/M&A lawyers in South Florida by Business Today.

Eighty-eight Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 23 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2023 Guide

June 05, 2023

Of the 88 lawyers ranked, 17 lawyers have been recognized nationally, and eighteen were recognized in Band 1. Eight of the firm's practice areas have been recognized nationally, and nine were ranked Band 1.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Steinman Communications in Its Gift of LNP Media Group to WITF

May 01, 2023

Cozen O’Connor is representing Steinman Communications in its gift of LNP Media Group, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to WITF. LNP Media Group publishes LNP, Lancaster County’s daily newspaper, as well as other weekly newspapers and owns Lancaster Online, the number one news site in Lancaster County. WITF owns the public television station WITF-TV (Channel 33) and public radio station WITF-FM (89.5).

Four Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized by Legal Intelligencer Awards

April 28, 2023

Four Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer's 2023 Professional Excellence Awards.

Cozen O’Connor Continues its Canadian Expansion, Adding a Leading Securities and Capital Markets Team to its Toronto Office

February 01, 2023

Andrew Elbaz and Alexander Katznelson join as members and Zachary Janes and Michael Shafarenko as associates in the firm's Corporate Practice Group in Toronto.

Veteran Corporate Attorney Jonathan K. Kitchen Joins Cozen O’Connor’s New York City Office

February 01, 2023

Kitchen, who comes to the firm from Barton LLP, joins as a member in Cozen O’Connor’s New York City office at 3 WTC.

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 Represents Leger in Purchase of 360 Market Reach, Its First U.S. Acquisition

November 22, 2022

Cozen O’Connor represented Leger, the largest Canadian-owned market research and analytics company, in its acquisition of 360 Market Reach, an American market research company based in New York City.

Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice and Multiple Attorneys Recognized in IFLR1000 2022 Edition

October 24, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Corporate Practice and multiple attorneys in the firm’s Corporate and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring practices have been recognized by IFLR1000 in its 2022 edition.

Investindustrial’s Agreement to Purchase Majority Stake of Eataly S.p.A

October 17, 2022

Cozen O’Connor served as U.S. and Canadian counsel in Investindustrial’s acquisition of a majority stake in Eataly S.p.A., the global chain of upscale Italian marketplaces. A team led by M&A attorney and Italy Practice chair Christian Moretti conducted significant due diligence of more than 20 Eataly businesses in the United States and Canada, in collaboration with Deloitte Legal Italy and Studio Legale Chiomenti. For nearly two decades, Eataly has been operating high-quality Italian food markets and restaurant concepts in prestigious locations across the globe, including flagship stores in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, and Silicon Valley.

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.

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.

Cozen O’Connor’s Katheryn Gettman Named To Twin Cities Business 2022 Notable Women in Law List

February 16, 2022

Cozen O’Connor corporate attorney Katheryn Gettman, a member in the firm’s Minneapolis office, has been named by Twin Cities Business Magazine to its 2022 Notable Women in Law list.

Can a Company Be Required to Have a Diverse Board of Directors?

January 12, 2022

Kathy Jaffari discusses the expectation for companies to have a diverse board of directors in SHRM.

Cozen O’Connor Serves as U.S. Counsel to the Owners of HEYDUDE® in Definitive Agreement on Its Sale to Crocs, Inc.

December 24, 2021

Cozen O’Connor acted as lead U.S. counsel to the owners of HEYDUDE®, a privately-owned casual footwear brand, in their definitive agreement to sell the companies comprising the HEYDUDE business to Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) for $2.5 billion. The consideration for the $2.5 billion acquisition will be $2.05 billion in cash and $450 million in Crocs shares.

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.

The Rock Report

September 27, 2021

Steve Dickinson discusses Cozen O’Connor, its recent growth, and how he assists international companies doing business in the United States and domestic companies in their international opportunities during the Rock Report segment of It’s Your Agri Business.

Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice and Multiple Attorneys Recognized by IFLR1000

September 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Corporate Practice and multiple attorneys in the firm’s Corporate and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring practices have been recognized by IFLR1000.

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.

Larry Laubach Honored by The Legal Intelligencer for Most Effective Deal Maker

June 01, 2021

Larry Laubach, co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a 2021 Professional Excellence Award winner in the Most Effective Dealmakers category.

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 National Corporate Practice Expansion by Hiring Jeff Saunders

May 17, 2021

Jeff will join as a shareholder in the Minneapolis office.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Corporate Practice Expansion in Pittsburgh with the Addition of Benjamin W. Milleville

March 25, 2021

Milleville brings a strong history of advising businesses and nonprofit organizations on corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, the negotiation of commercial agreements, governance, and real estate matters.

Cozen O'Connor Represents Underwriters in Cannabis Finance REIT Readies $100M IPO

February 03, 2021

AFC Gamma, a Florida-based real estate investment trust that finances cannabis ventures, set terms for a roughly $100 million initial public offering.

Cozen O’Connor Expands New York Corporate Governance & Securities Practice with the Addition of Mehrnaz Jalali

January 26, 2021

Jalali brings significant experience advising on corporate governance and securities disclosure and reporting on significant public equity and debt offerings, as well as a strong background in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters. The Corporate Governance & Securities Practice has experienced significant growth in activity.

Philadelphia Business Journal's 2020 in Review: Philadelphia-area Lawyers Who Made the Biggest Moves This Year

January 12, 2021

The article stated, “... the biggest winner this year was Cozen O'Connor, which had three of the top 10 lateral hires.”

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.

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).

Nine Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

August 20, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that nine of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Advises United Hydrogen Group, Inc. in Sale to Plug Power, Inc.

June 24, 2020

United Hydrogen is one of the largest privately held merchant hydrogen producers in North America. The company operates a manufacturing plant in southeast Tennessee with a capacity to produce 6.4 tons of liquid hydrogen daily, with plans to expand to 10 tons per day.

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 Continues to Ramp up its Corporate Practice, Adding Leading Cross-Border Corporate Attorney Christian Moretti to its New York Office

June 02, 2020

Moretti is the 12th Attorney to Join the Corporate Practice Group in the Last Two Months

63 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Guide

May 14, 2020

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2020 edition.

Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Continues Rapid Growth, Adding Minnesota Attorney Katheryn A. Gettman

May 11, 2020

Gettman is the eleventh attorney to join the firm’s Corporate Practice this month,

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Tech Attorney Frank A. Pugliese to its Corporate Practice in New York City

May 05, 2020

Pugliese’s arrival follows the firm’s recent expansion of its tech and privacy law practice in Philadelphia with the addition of venture and tech attorneys from Baer Crossey McDemus LLC.

Cozen O’Connor Boosts its Technology, Privacy, Data Security and Emerging Growth Practices by Adding Nine Attorneys from Philadelphia Law Boutique Baer Crossey McDemus LLC

May 04, 2020

Andrew Baer, Michael Crossey, and Christopher McDemus will stretch the firm’s reach within the global technology, and emerging growth business communities.

How Businesses Are Coming Together to Help Those Affected by COVID-19

May 01, 2020

Steve Dickinson shares insights with Independent Retailer on how small businesses can find financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Companies Walk Legal Tightrope as Earnings Season Kicks Off

April 15, 2020

Chris Bellini discusses how The Securities and Exchange Commission’s guidance on reporting earnings outlooks during the coronavirus pandemic could create pitfalls for U.S. companies in The New York Times.

SBA’s New Loans: VC- and PE-backed Companies Grapple with the Fine Print

April 07, 2020

Steve Dickinson comments on the potential impact of the CARES Act on smaller beauty, personal care, and wellness companies that are backed by private equity and venture capital investors.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Pittsburgh Office with the Addition of David P. Franklin and Paul D. Steinman

January 14, 2020

New hires mark another milestone for fast-growing Pittsburgh office

Cozen O'Connor: Women in Leadership

December 04, 2019

Four of Cozen O'Connor's Minneapolis-based attorneys - Heather Marx, Barbara Muller, Tina Syring and Kristi Zentner - are highlighted in a Women in Law leadership feature in Attorney at Law Magazine.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized As a Best Law Firm in 24 Practice Areas Nationwide, 106 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2019

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

Bruce Ficken, Larry Laubach, and Elizabeth Malloy Named Among “Best of the Bar” by the Philadelphia Business Journal

October 25, 2019

Bruce Ficken, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Construction law Group, Larry Laubach, chair of the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group, and Elizabeth Malloy, member of the Labor and Employment Group, were named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2019 “Best of the Bar.”

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

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

My Weekday Workout: Cozen O’Connor's Anna McDonough

August 13, 2019

Anna McDonough shares the role fitness plays in her daily life in an article on Law.com.

Contacts

Ira C. Gubernick

Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group

igubernick@cozen.com

(215) 665-5545

Larry P. Laubach

Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group

llaubach@cozen.com

(215) 665-4666

Joseph C. Bedwick

Vice Chair, Corporate Practice Group

jbedwick@cozen.com

(215) 665-4753

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Awards

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

June 11, 2024

Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of attorneys are named Super Lawyers; only 2.5 percent of attorneys are listed as Rising Stars.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Win Several PA Legal Awards; Firm Named Finalist for Law Firm of the Year

March 19, 2024

John Cunningham, Steven Haas, Kristina Bakardjiev, Dylan Alper, and Maureen Holland were all recognized this year.

Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023

Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Business Today Names 32 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to Its Top 10 Lists

July 28, 2023

These lists recognize lawyers “mastering,” “leading,” “revolutionizing,” and “dominating” their fields in their respective states and nationwide.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2023 Super Lawyers

July 17, 2023

Thomas G. Wallrich was recognized as a Super Lawyer, and Cassandra Jacobsen and Curt N. Trisko were named Rising Stars.

Eighty-eight Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 23 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2023 Guide

June 05, 2023

Of the 88 lawyers ranked, 17 lawyers have been recognized nationally, and eighteen were recognized in Band 1. Eight of the firm's practice areas have been recognized nationally, and nine were ranked Band 1.

Four Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized by Legal Intelligencer Awards

April 28, 2023

Four Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer's 2023 Professional Excellence Awards.

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’s Corporate Practice and Multiple Attorneys Recognized in IFLR1000 2022 Edition

October 24, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Corporate Practice and multiple attorneys in the firm’s Corporate and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring practices have been recognized by IFLR1000 in its 2022 edition.

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.

Cozen O’Connor’s Katheryn Gettman Named To Twin Cities Business 2022 Notable Women in Law List

February 16, 2022

Cozen O’Connor corporate attorney Katheryn Gettman, a member in the firm’s Minneapolis office, has been named by Twin Cities Business Magazine to its 2022 Notable Women in Law list.

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.

Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice and Multiple Attorneys Recognized by IFLR1000

September 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Corporate Practice and multiple attorneys in the firm’s Corporate and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring practices have been recognized by IFLR1000.

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.

Larry Laubach Honored by The Legal Intelligencer for Most Effective Deal Maker

June 01, 2021

Larry Laubach, co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a 2021 Professional Excellence Award winner in the Most Effective Dealmakers category.

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.

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.

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).

Nine Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

August 20, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that nine of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.

63 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Guide

May 14, 2020

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2020 edition.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized As a Best Law Firm in 24 Practice Areas Nationwide, 106 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2019

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

Bruce Ficken, Larry Laubach, and Elizabeth Malloy Named Among “Best of the Bar” by the Philadelphia Business Journal

October 25, 2019

Bruce Ficken, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Construction law Group, Larry Laubach, chair of the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group, and Elizabeth Malloy, member of the Labor and Employment Group, were named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2019 “Best of the Bar.”

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

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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.

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

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-five 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.

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