Cozen O’Connor has been providing sophisticated counsel to a diverse set of businesses and entrepreneurs for more than 40 years. We advise individuals, family businesses, public and private companies, government entities, corporate boards and committees, directors and officers, investors and investment funds, nonprofits, and trade associations in a wide range of industries. Our corporate experience includes regulatory compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, securities, finance, bankruptcy, and health law.
A truly outstanding corporate attorney must be a trusted advisor and an aggressive dealmaker. The members of Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice understand this dual responsibility better than most and have the requisite skills to excel in both roles.
As advisers, we provide highly individualized counsel on a full range of corporate matters. Our priority is to develop a thorough knowledge of each client’s business, the marketplace in which a client competes, and a client’s long-term goals. With an understanding of a client’s operations, we are then able to craft tailored approaches that satisfy a client’s immediate tactical needs and further the overall mission. Having a clear sense of the core business also facilitates more candid and effective communication. We do not tell our clients what they want to hear — we tell them what they need to know.
As dealmakers, we represent clients in their most important corporate negotiations. Whether trying to finance development, license technology, acquire a competitor, or restructure debt, our legal advice is based on incisive analysis of the needs and goals of partners, targets, and adversaries. Dealmaking is not a zero-sum game, but an attempt to reach a mutually beneficial agreement as quickly as possible. This requires respect for other parties, skillful negotiation, and an instinctive understanding of when to take and when to give. We make sure that even the toughest negotiations remain productive and collegial.
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. Indeed, the attorneys in our Corporate Practice are recognized as among the most creative and tenacious corporate practitioners in the country. This is useful because the path from point A to point B is rarely a straight line. Instead of getting mired in the details of why a particular approach is unworkable, we simply find another way. That personal commitment to reaching the goal is what differentiates Cozen O’Connor attorneys.
Corporate Governance & Compliance
Emerging Business & Venture Capital
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Client Services
Public & Project Finance
Technology, Privacy & Data Security
Closely held businesses
Public and private companies
Investors and investment funds
Corporate boards and committees
Directors and officers
Nonprofits and trade associations
Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice includes some of the nation’s leading practitioners in their fields. They are members of prestigious invitation-only professional organizations, chairs of state and federal bar association sections, and nationally ranked by Chambers and Partners USA. In many cases, our attorneys not only have decades of experience as top counsel, they also have direct corporate or governmental experience. The practice includes former executives and directors of major corporate and nonprofit organizations, general and in-house counsel to multinational companies, and former senior officers in key governmental bodies. Our attorneys are thought leaders in their respective fields and regularly teach, publish, and lecture.
This practice serves a broad range of companies from family-owned to Fortune 500. 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. As a result, middle-market companies deserve 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.
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.
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.
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.
April 29, 2021
Mehrnaz Jalali and Luke La Rocca discuss the SEC's continued trajectory on ESG disclosures despite recent criticism for its failure to compel ESG specific disclosures.
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.
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.
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.
March 18, 2021
Joel Nesset and Tom Wallrich discuss the consent order issued by the FTC in Chemence, Inc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 07, 2020
Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss updates to the Paycheck Protection Program.
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.
June 18, 2020
Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss the new Form 3508EZ and Form 3508 for PPP loan forgiveness.
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.
June 05, 2020
Steve Dickinson discusses the Flexibility Act of 2020 and the changes to the PPP.
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.
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.
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.
April 30, 2020
Jeff Vogel, Matt Howell, Evan Berquist, and Jason Kreps summarize the Federal Reserve's Expansion of the Main Street Lending Program.
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.
April 23, 2020
Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden and, Bob Magovern discuss the SBA's recent FAQ regarding public companies receiving PPP loans.
April 14, 2020
Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss the SBA's updated FAQ's on the Paycheck Protection Program.
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.
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.
April 03, 2020
Steve Dickinson and James Van Orden outline the updated regulations implementing Paycheck Protection Program loans.
April 02, 2020
A quick guide for small businesses interested in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program r the Paycheck Protection Program.
April 01, 2020
Steve Dickinson, Jason Kreps, James Van Orden and Marty Schrier outline the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program.
March 30, 2020
Jeremy A. Spector discusses how loan restructurings offered under the CARES Act could affect tax-exempt status.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 01, 2019
Chris Bellini discusses the Delaware Supreme Court's preference for deal price, assuming a reasonable process, in a strategic merger.
April 08, 2019
The changes adopted by the SEC will become effective on May 2, 2019, except for the requirement to tag all cover page data in Inline XBRL and the amendments to the rules governing redactions of confidential information in material contracts.
March 04, 2019
Chris Bellini discusses proposed Rule 163B and what it means to issuers.
July 11, 2018
Chris Bellini discusses the SEC's final rules and rule proposals that broaden the definition of “smaller reporting company” and require the use of the Inline XBRL format in certain operating company and mutual fund filings.
June 18, 2018
In a series of three proposed regulations with requests for comments, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seeks to enhance communications by broker-dealers and investment advisers to their customers and clients.
June 12, 2018
Christopher Bellini and Ingrid Welch discuss the SEC's focus on policing even the most technical of violations and warn advisers to private funds that they should timely file their Form PF and that the information contained in their Form PF is accurate and complete.
June 11, 2018
Ingrid Welch and Greg Patton discuss Release No. 34-83062 (Best Interest Release) proposed under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; the SEC's attempt to make clear that a broker-dealer may not put its own financial interests ahead of its retail customers when making recommendations.
May 08, 2018
Ingrid Welch and Greg Patton discuss three proposed regulations made by the SEC to enhance and clarify the standards of conduct and duties owed by brokers-dealers and investment advisers to their customers and clients.
July 28, 2017
The report stems from an SEC inquiry of a “virtual” organization known as “The DAO” and looked into whether The DAO and associated entities and individuals violated federal securities laws with unregistered offers and sales of DAO Tokens in exchange for ether.
July 11, 2017
Christopher Bellini and Ellen Grady discuss an SEC announcement allowing issuers to submit draft registration statements on a nonpublic basis for an IPO, as well as for most securities offerings made within 12 months after the issuer first becomes a reporting company.
April 25, 2017
Joseph C. Bedwick and Larry P. Laubach discuss the extensive amendments that govern everything from the contents of the certificate of organization to the ability to alter fiduciary duties.
March 13, 2017
Christopher J. Bellini and Ellen Canan Grady discuss the March 1, 2017, SEC vote to adopt final rule and form amendments to require issuers to include hyperlinks to each exhibit included in SEC filings.
February 15, 2017
Ellen Grady and Richard Busis discuss the uncoordinated actions of the Trump administration that has begun the dismantling of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations promulgated under The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
January 18, 2017
Steve Silton, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Corporate practice, discusses the United States in The Sports Law Review.
January 05, 2017
Steven Dickinson discusses the IRS's new reporting requirements for wholly foreign-owned limited liability companies and other disregarded entities, which is a significant change from past practice.
November 27, 2016
Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses President-elect Trump’s evolution from candidate to future president.
November 18, 2016
This analysis provides insight into some of the most pertinent business issues President-elect Trump will likely address during his term, and what the election could mean for your industry and your business.
September 07, 2016
Christopher J. Bellini discusses recent SEC proposed amendments to its forms and rules that would require issuers that file registration statements and periodic and current reports to include in these filings a hyperlink to each of the exhibits listed in the exhibit index.
August 29, 2016
Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses the 2016 Rio Olympics and Brazil’s future.
June 20, 2016
Christopher J. Bellini discusses a recent SEC settlement order that highlights the importance the SEC has placed on the issue of broker-dealer registration for the private equity industry.
June 09, 2016
Roy Carrasquillo, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Corporate practice group, and Scott Bettridge, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Immigration practice, discuss EB-5 reform in Law360.
May 24, 2016
Christopher J. Bellini and Ellen Canan Grady discuss the 12 new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations regarding the use of non-GAAP financial information issued by the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
May 17, 2016
Ellen Canan Grady and Richard J. Busis discuss the SEC's Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs), which provide interpretive guidance on Regulation Crowdfunding.
April 26, 2016
Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses Congress’s upcoming decision on PROMESA.
April 10, 2016
Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses the Obama administration’s opening to Cuba.
January 19, 2016
Ellen Canan Grady provides a brief description of the most important initiatives in securities law and corporate governance during 2015, and provides links to the related Cozen O’Connor client Alerts.
January 11, 2016
Roy Carrasquillo, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Corporate practice group, and Scott Bettridge, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Immigration practice, discuss the benefits of permanently authorizing EB-5 in Law360.
November 17, 2015
Evan Berquist discusses the significant changes to the U.S. sanctions regime that regulates commerce with Cuba.
November 09, 2015
“Regulation Crowdfunding,” which was approved by a three to one vote of the Commissioners, sets forth rules under which small businesses and startups can raise equity or debt in a crowdfunded securities offering conducted through a funding portal using the Internet.
November 09, 2015
The proposed amendments to Rule 147 are designed to facilitate capital formation and, in part, to assist issuers seeking to raise capital under state intrastate crowdfunding rules. The proposed amendments to Rule 504 under Regulation D increase the amount of securities that may be sold in any 12-month period to $5 million and add certain “bad actor” disqualification provisions.
August 10, 2015
The final CEO pay ratio rule amends Item 402 of Regulation S-K, and requires public companies to disclose (1) the median annual total compensation of all employees of the issuer (other than the CEO), (2) the annual total compensation of the CEO of the issuer, and (3) the ratio of those two amounts.
July 08, 2015
The proposed rules would direct the exchanges to develop listing standards requiring listed companies to implement a policy to recover from executive officers, in the event of an accounting restatement, incentive-based compensation that would not have been paid under the restated financial statements.
July 06, 2015
The SEC is seeking comments on whether the SEC’s current rules governing disclosure of audit committee activities permit investors to understand and evaluate audit committee performance.
October 01, 2014
Paul Rutter, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate Practice, discusses crowdfunding in the UCLA Economic Letter.
October 09, 2013
The Delaware General Corporation Law, like the business corporation law of most states, provides in Section 223(a) that vacancies on a corporate board can be filled through appointment of new directors by the existing directors unless the certificate of incorporation or bylaws provide otherwise. However, unlike the corporation law in other states, Section 223(c) of the DGCL allows stockholders in certain circumstances to petition the Court of Chancery to direct that a special stockholders' meeting take place in order to fill the vacancies through a stockholder vote. Section 223(c) commits the decision to grant the petition to the discretion of the court.
August 19, 2013
Effective August 1, 2013, Section 18-1104 of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the Act) was amended to confirm that, absent a provision in the limited liability company agreement to the contrary, the managers and controlling members of a limited liability company owe the fiduciary duties of care and loyalty to the limited liability company and its members.
June 06, 2013
In a recent case before the Delaware Supreme Court, SigaTechnologies v. PharmAthene, the court upheld a Delaware Chancery Court’s ruling that an express agreement between parties to negotiate in good faith, even if the subject of the negotiation is embodied in a non-binding term sheet, is enforceable.
March 14, 2013
On January 23, 2013, the Pennsylvania Benefit Corporation Act (the Act) became effective. The Act authorizes a new type of for-profit business corporation known as a benefit corporation. Pennsylvania is now one of 12 states that have passed laws creating benefit corporations.
July 01, 2012
This issue of the Business Law Observer covers several areas of business activity, anticipating problems, and how to deal with them before they become insurmountable, including: Venture Capital, Intellectual Property, Governmental Risks, China Practice and Public and Project Finance.
October 01, 2011
Fall 2011 - Business Law Observer - We welcome your inquiries on these topics and any other questions you may have, and trust that we can provide you with the counsel you need to steer clear of the impediments to successfully running your business.
September 26, 2011
3d Circuit Permits Pennsylvania Minority Shareholder to Sue Majority Shareholders for Breach of Fiduciary Duty After Completion of Cash-Out Merger - Corporate Alert! - In August, 2011, the U.S. 3d Circuit Court of Appeals held that the fact that the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law gives appraisal rights to minority shareholders “squeezed out” by a merger does not preclude other remedies, including a breach of fiduciary duty claim. In so doing, the 3d Circuit overruled the lower court, which had dismissed the fiduciary duty claim of a minority shareholder (Mitchell) on the basis that appraisal rights are the exclusive remedy
July 11, 2011
Don't Ask And Don't Tell: How to Avoid GINA Liability - The Corporate Counselor -
June 01, 2011
Donald Nanney and Duane Montgomery discuss this topic in Korek Land Company, Inc's Commentaries & Bulletins.
June 01, 2011
Evan Berquist co-authored the International Law for Afghanistan, 1st ed. This publication gives a detailed view of international law as it relates to Afghanistan.
April 01, 2011
Paul Rutter, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate Practice, discusses a lender's right to waive in Korek Land Company, Inc's Commentaries & Bulletins.
February 07, 2011
Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Use of Net Operating Loss Poison Pills - Corporate Law Alert! - In the recent case, Versata Enterprises, Inc. and Trilogy, Inc. v. Selectica, Inc., the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the Delaware Chancery Court’s ruling that the use of a net operating loss poison pill was valid. This holding is significant because it is the first time the court has examined the validity of a net operating loss poison pill and, further, the first time the court has ruled on any pill that was actually triggered.
January 31, 2011
HSR Filing Threshold Increases to $66 Million ... and Other Facts that May Impact Whether You Have to File - Corporate Law Alert! - The Federal Trade Commission has released the annual jurisdictional adjustments for premerger notification filings made pursuant to the HSR Act, which take effect for transactions closing on or after February 24, 2011. But while the thresholds should be the first step in determining whether or not you have to file, there are other important considerations as well.
November 23, 2010
Fall 2010 - Business Law Observer - Since our Spring 2010 Observer was published, significant new legislation has been enacted
by Congress, affecting tax planning and securities transactions, among other areas. We have summarized two of the new acts, in addition to a review of existing legislation as it affects doing business abroad. Imbedded in the Health Care Act is a new provision in the Internal Revenue Code, codifying the “economic substance doctrine.”
July 21, 2010
FCC Offers ‘Third Way’ On Authority Over Internet Service - New York Law Journal - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently ruled that the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) lacked jurisdiction over Comcast’s
Internet service. Comcast Corp. v. FCC, Docket No. 08-1291 (D.C. Cir. April 6, 2010). Therefore, the FCC lacked authority to impose upon Comcast nondiscriminatory obligations regarding such
July 10, 2007
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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.
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.
May 17, 2021
Jeff will join as a shareholder in the Minneapolis office.
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.
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.
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.
January 12, 2021
The article stated, “... the biggest winner this year was Cozen O'Connor, which had three of the top 10 lateral hires.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 20, 2020
Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
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.
June 10, 2020
Transaction Results in Utz Going Public After Nearly 100 Years as Family Business.
June 02, 2020
Moretti is the 12th Attorney to Join the Corporate Practice Group in the Last Two Months
June 01, 2020
Evan Berquist, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice, has been recognized by the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) with a 2020 Excellence Award for Pro Bono Service.
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.
May 11, 2020
Gettman is the eleventh attorney to join the firm’s Corporate Practice this month,
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.
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.
May 01, 2020
Steve Dickinson shares insights with Independent Retailer on how small businesses can find financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
January 14, 2020
New hires mark another milestone for fast-growing Pittsburgh office
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.
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.
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.”
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.
August 13, 2019
Anna McDonough shares the role fitness plays in her daily life in an article on Law.com.
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.
February 11, 2019
The public offering of 3,285,550 shares includes 428,550 shares of common stock issued upon the exercise in full of the option to purchase additional shares granted to the underwriters, at a public offering price of $7.00 per share.
January 22, 2019
Attorney Frederick E. Schmidt, Jr. Guides Senior Secured Lender Through a Complex Chapter 11 Section 363 Sale
January 17, 2019
Joe Bedwick, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Corporate practice, was quoted in Cannabis Business Times discussing how companies can be prepared to negotiate their terms.
January 02, 2019
Acreage will issue approximately 6.4 million Subordinate Voting Shares to Form Factory shareholders at a deemed price of $25 (USD) per share. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019.
October 04, 2018
The Corporate and International practices at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of TestAmerica Environmental Services LLC (TestAmerica) from JSTI Group. The transaction is valued at $175 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to the fulfillment of regulatory and customary closing conditions.
September 21, 2018
Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Twelve were recognized as Super Lawyers and five were named "Rising Stars."
August 22, 2018
One hundred twenty-six 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.
July 25, 2018
Jeremy Garvey, a member in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, is quoted in an article in the Pittsburgh Business Times on Ford Motor Company’s self-driving business, Ford Autonomous Vehicles, LLC, and the auto company’s stake in Argo AI, LLC.
June 20, 2018
Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice, has been named to Minnesota Lawyer’s 2018 Up & Coming Attorneys.
May 21, 2018
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has recognized 50 Cozen O’Connor attorneys for 2018 as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 14 were ranked in the top band either nationally or at the state level.
February 01, 2018
In the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms, Cozen O’Connor is ranked nationally in 17 practice areas and regionally in 64 practice areas.
January 18, 2018
Gregg M. Kander joins Pittsburgh office and will concentrate his practice on corporate and partnership taxation and business planning
December 18, 2017
The national corporate practice group at Cozen O’Connor represented Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc., a provider of communication services to educational, government, and low-income communities throughout Philadelphia, in the sale of its cable assets to Comcast Corporation, one of the largest internet providers in the United States.
December 15, 2017
Hanover, PA-based Utz Quality Foods completed its acquisition of Inventure Foods in a deal valued at $165 million. Larry Laubach, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Corporate Practice Group, assisted Utz in the transaction.
December 05, 2017
The national corporate practice and international practice at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of EAG Laboratories from affiliates of Odyssey Investment Partners. The transaction is valued at $780 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis, and closed on December 1, 2017.
October 17, 2017
Ira C. Gubernick, vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, was selected for the Philadelphia Business Journal’s inaugural “Best of the Bar.”
September 07, 2017
Bomrind is part of an overall expansion of the firm’s Corporate Practice in New York City.
August 23, 2017
Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.
May 17, 2017
Cozen O’Connor has announced the following attorneys have joined the firm: employee benefit/ERISA attorneys John H. Wilson, Lynn Brehm and Matthew Clyde, labor and employment attorney Brian A. Casal, and commercial litigators William J. Moorhead and Gabrielle Lee.
May 08, 2017
The new attorneys add depth in Pittsburgh across Commercial and Corporate practices and continues to expand its national Labor & Employment Department
May 03, 2017
Cozen O’Connor has launched a full-service Pittsburgh office with three former leaders of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC: labor and employment attorney Thomas Giotto, corporate attorney Jeremy Garvey, and complex commercial and health care litigator Gene Giotto.
March 19, 2017
Evan Berquist is quoted in a Forbes article about the growing importance of foreign language skills.
February 13, 2017
Evan Berquist discusses Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance issues for small businesses on the National Federation of Independent Business’s website, NFIB.com.
January 17, 2017
Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses Cuba’s food-rationing system and responsible tourism on the travel blog, Epicure and Culture.
November 23, 2016
Firms included in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.
August 15, 2016
Sixty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 13 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.