Corporate

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. 

SERVICE AREAS

  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Business & Venture Capital
  • Health Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Client Services
  • Public & Project Finance
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Technology, Privacy & Data Security 

 

CLIENTS

  • Individuals
  • Closely held businesses
  • Public and private companies
  • Investors and investment funds
  • Startups
  • Corporate boards and committees
  • Directors and officers
  • Nonprofits and trade associations
  • Governmental entities

 

TEAM

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.

Experience

Publications

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 and Luke La Rocca discuss 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status in a Debt Restructuring Necessitated by the COVID-19 Financial Crisis

March 30, 2020

Jeremy A. Spector discusses how loan restructurings offered under the CARES Act could affect tax-exempt status.

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.

Delaware Supreme Court Reemphasizes Importance of Deal Price in Appraisal Litigation [Alert]

May 01, 2019

Chris Bellini discusses the Delaware Supreme Court's preference for deal price, assuming a reasonable process, in a strategic merger.

SEC Adopts Amendments for FAST Act Modernization and Simplification of Regulation S-K [Alert]

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.

SEC Proposes Expansion of “Test-the-Waters” Communications to All Issuers

March 04, 2019

Chris Bellini discusses proposed Rule 163B and what it means to issuers.

SEC Adopts New Smaller Reporting Company and XBRL Rules [Securities Alert]

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.

SEC Proposes Disclosure Requirements and Name Restrictions for Broker-Dealers & Investment Advisers [Corporate/Securities Alert]

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.

SEC Charges 13 Private Fund Advisers for Repeated Filing Failures [Securities Alert]

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.

SEC Proposed Regulation Best Interest Regarding Duties Of Broker-Dealers [Securities Alert]

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.

SEC Proposes Clarification Regarding Fiduciary Duties Owed by Investment Advisers [Securities Alert]

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.

SEC Issues Guidance on Initial Coin Offerings [Securities Alert]

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.

SEC Expands Confidential Review Process for Draft Registration Statements [Securities Alert]

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.

Comprehensive Revisions to Pennsylvania Law Mean Big Changes for LLCs and Partnerships

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.

SEC Disclosure Updates — Exhibit Hyperlinks, Industry Guide 3 and Inline XBRL [Securities Alert]

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.

Rollback of SEC Regulations Promulgated Under Dodd-Frank Has Begun [Securities Alert]

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.

The Sports Law Review

January 18, 2017

Steve Silton, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Corporate practice, discusses the United States in The Sports Law Review.

New IRS Reporting Rule Could Bite Unwary Foreign Investors [Corporate Alert]

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.

President-Elect Trump Proves A Quick Study – Now He Needs A Lesson On TPP

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.

7 Ways the Trump Administration Will Affect Businesses

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.

SEC Proposes Rule Amendments to Require Issuers to Include Hyperlinks to Exhibits in Filings [Securities Alert]

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.

Understanding the Brazil Beyond the Olympics

August 29, 2016

Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses the 2016 Rio Olympics and Brazil’s future.

SEC Settles with Private Equity Fund Adviser Charged with Acting as an Unregistered Broker [Private Equity Alert]

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.

EB-5 Reform: What To Expect After SEC Jay Peak Enforcement [Law360]

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.

SEC Issues New C&DIs on the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures [Corporate/Securities Alert]

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.

Crowdfunding: SEC Publishes C&DIs and Small Entity Issuer Compliance Guide [Corporate/Securities Alert]

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.

Time to Get Serious About Puerto Rico

April 26, 2016

Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses Congress’s upcoming decision on PROMESA.

Business in Cuba Promises Rewards, But There Is Risk, Too

April 10, 2016

Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses the Obama administration’s opening to Cuba.

Securities Law and Corporate Governance Developments: A Look Back at 2015 and a Preview of 2016 [Corporate/Securities Alert]

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.

The Benefits Of Permanently Authorizing EB-5 [Law360]

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.

U.S. Eases Cuba Sanctions, Opening New Opportunities for U.S. Businesses

November 17, 2015

Evan Berquist discusses the significant changes to the U.S. sanctions regime that regulates commerce with Cuba.

SEC Adopts “Regulation Crowdfunding” [Corporate/Securities Alert]

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.

SEC Proposes Amendments to Rule 147 and Rule 504 [Corporate/Securities Alert]

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.

SEC Adopts CEO Pay Ratio Regulation, Implementing Dodd-Frank Mandated Disclosure [Corporate/Securities Alert]

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.

SEC Proposes Clawback Rules for Listed Companies [Corporate/Securities Alert]

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.

SEC Proposes Concept Release On Audit Committee Disclosure Requirements [Corporate/Securities Alert]

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.

Crowdfunding Is Causing Creative Disruption to Real Estate Transactions [UCLA Economic Letter]

October 01, 2014

Paul Rutter, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate Practice, discusses crowdfunding in the UCLA Economic Letter.

Director Vacancies Can Be Filled Using Stockholder Vote [Delaware Court Business Insider]

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.

Delaware LLC Act Amended to Confirm Fiduciary Duties Exist Absent Express Agreement to the Contrary [Corporate Alert]

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.

Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Enforcement of Agreement to Negotiate in Good Faith [Corporate Alert]

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.

Benefit Corporations - A New Type of Corporation - Are Now Authorized in Pennsylvania [Business Law Alert]

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.

Summer 2012 [Business Law Observer]

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.

Fall 2011 [Business Law Observer]

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.

3d Circuit Permits Pennsylvania Minority Shareholder to Sue Majority Shareholders for Breach of Fiduciary Duty After Completion of Cash-Out Merger [Corporate Alert!]

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

Don't Ask And Don't Tell: How to Avoid GINA Liability [The Corporate Counselor]

July 11, 2011

Don't Ask And Don't Tell: How to Avoid GINA Liability - The Corporate Counselor -

Other Lender Protections besides Waiver of Security Interest in Contaminated Real Property [Korek Land Company, Inc's Commentaries & Bulletins]

June 01, 2011

Donald Nanney and Duane Montgomery discuss this topic in Korek Land Company, Inc's Commentaries & Bulletins.

An Introduction to International Law for Afghanistan [Afghanistan Legal Education Project ]

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.

Lender’s Right to Waive Its Real Property Security Interest in Environmentally Impaired Property [Korek Land Company, Inc's Commentaries & Bulletins]

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.

Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Use of Net Operating Loss Poison Pills [Corporate Law Alert!]

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.

HSR Filing Threshold Increases to $66 Million ... and Other Facts that May Impact Whether You Have to File [Corporate Law Alert!]

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.

Fall 2010 [Business Law Observer]

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.”

FCC Offers ‘Third Way’ On Authority Over Internet Service [New York Law Journal]

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
services.

Summer 2007 [Business Law Observer]

July 10, 2007

Summer 2007 - Business Law Observer -

Fall 2006 [Business Law Observer]

November 06, 2006

Fall 2006 - Business Law Observer -

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

Shareholder Proposals in Review from the 2021 Proxy Season

October 19, 2021 - Webinar

Kathy Jaffari and Naz Jalali will present on a panel titled "Shareholder Proposals in Review from the 2021 Proxy Season" at the 2021 Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting.

Past Events

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

The Truth & Debunking Myths About Life Science Exits

October 24, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Opportunity Zones: The New Tomorrow

June 04, 2019 - Miami, FL

Business Issues in the Cannabis Industry

April 09, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN

Current Topics in Cannabis and CBD

March 26, 2019 - Santa Monica, CA

The Women, Diversity & Change Summit: Philadelphia

March 20, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

FEI 7th Annual Capital Markets/M&A Update

March 06, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN

Health Law 2019

December 05, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Corporate Venture Capital and Strategic Investments

October 16, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

The Contract Law 50

August 15, 2018 -

ACC Greater Philadelphia - Corporate Counsel University

February 13, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Legal Guide to PA Medical Marijuana Act

October 18, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

ACCGP's Health, Biotech & Pharma Law CLE Institute

May 18, 2017 - King of Prussia, PA

Techvibe Radio

May 12, 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA

Cocktails and Capital

May 04, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

EB-5 Legislative Update

May 01, 2017 - Webinar

Big Changes Coming for LLCs, LPs and GPs

March 07, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

4A Healthcare Data Security & Privacy Symposium

October 04, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

PBI's 19th Annual Real Estate Institute

December 11, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

2015 Health Law Year in Review

December 08, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

21st Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop

June 12, 2014 - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

DELVACCA 6th Annual In-House Counsel Conference

April 03, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

The Life Settlements Conference 2012

September 10, 2012 - Las Vegas, NV

CCAP County Administration Conference

June 01, 2011 - State College, PA

The GFOA-PA 25th Annual Statewide Meeting

May 03, 2011 - State College, PA

Legal Aspects of Aircraft Lease Agreements

December 10, 2010 - Washington, D.C.

DELVACCA 2010 InHouse Counsel Conference

May 06, 2010 - Philadelphia, PA

Small Business Solutions Forum Breakfast

October 22, 2009 - Philadelphia, PA

6th Insurance Linked Securities Summit

July 15, 2009 - Southampton, Bermuda

In The News

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.

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.

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

August 20, 2020

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

Cozen O’Connor 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

Evan Berquist Honored by Hennepin County Bar Association for Excellence in Pro Bono Service

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.

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.

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.

Cozen O’Connor Represents FNCB Bancorp, Inc. in $20 Million Common Stock Offering

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.

Cozen O’Connor Oversees Bankruptcy Acquisition of New York-based Luxury Coffee Chain FIKA

January 22, 2019

Attorney Frederick E. Schmidt, Jr. Guides Senior Secured Lender Through a Complex Chapter 11 Section 363 Sale

6 Fundamentals of Structuring a Multi-Million-Dollar Cannabis Deal

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.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Cannabis Industry Leader, Acreage Holdings, Inc., in $160 Million Acquisition of Form Factory, Inc.

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.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Eurofins Scientific in $175 Million Acquisition of TestAmerica Environmental Services

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.

18 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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."

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

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.

Ford’s new AV Unit, including Argo AI, opens door to all kinds of investors

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.

Evan Berquist Named Among 2018 Up & Coming Attorneys by Minnesota Lawyer

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.

Fifty Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA 2018

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.

2018 U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Ranks Cozen O’Connor

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.

General Counsel to Cumberland Packing Corp Joins Cozen O'Connor

January 18, 2018

Gregg M. Kander joins Pittsburgh office and will concentrate his practice on corporate and partnership taxation and business planning

Cozen O’Connor Advises Wilco Electronic Systems in Sale of Cable Assets to Comcast Corporation

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.

Utz Quality Foods Acquires Inventure Foods

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.

Eurofins Scientific Acquires EAG Laboratories for $780 Million

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.

Corporate Attorney Ira Gubernick Named Among “Best of the Bar” by the Philadelphia Business Journal

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.”

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Benjamin A. Bomrind to its Corporate Practice

September 07, 2017

Bomrind is part of an overall expansion of the firm’s Corporate Practice in New York City.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

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.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Six More Attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

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.

Cozen O’Connor Adds 17 Lawyers from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

May 08, 2017

The new attorneys add depth in Pittsburgh across Commercial and Corporate practices and continues to expand its national Labor & Employment Department

Cozen O’Connor Launches Full-Service Pittsburgh Office With Three Former Leaders of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

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.

The Skill You Should Acquire To Land Your Next Job

March 19, 2017

Evan Berquist is quoted in a Forbes article about the growing importance of foreign language skills.

Here’s How to Make Sure Your Small Business is ADA Compliant

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.

Notes on Cuban Chocolate & Responsible Tourism in Baracoa

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.

Cozen O'Connor ranked in 2017 U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"

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.

Sixty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

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.

Contacts

Larry P. Laubach

Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group

llaubach@cozen.com

(215) 665-4666

Ira C. Gubernick

Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group

igubernick@cozen.com

(215) 665-5545

Martin T. Schrier

Chief Strategy Partner

mschrier@cozen.com

(305) 704-5954

People

Awards

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.

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.

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.

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