Blank Rome LLP is pleased to welcome Michael C. Cohen to the Firm as a Partner in the Los Angeles office’s Corporate, M&A, and Securities group. Mr. Cohen focuses his practice on a broad range of corporate, real estate, and other business transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, and general outside counsel representation. He joins Blank Rome from Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he was a partner for 16 years and head of the Los Angeles office’s Corporate practice group.

“We are thrilled to have Michael join us and contribute to the strategic growth of our Los Angeles office,” said Alan J. Hoffman, Blank Rome’s Chairman and Managing Partner. “Michael has extensive experience representing middle-market companies in business transactions, a market that is eager to raise capital, grow business, and pursue mergers and acquisitions in 2016.”

Mr. Cohen provides counsel across a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity financing and investment transactions, venture capital and private equity transactions, executive compensation, and employment-related matters.

He has extensive experience in a variety of industries, including branded apparel and consumer products; entertainment; cable television; print media; healthcare; professional services; oil, gas, ethanol, and mining investments and joint ventures; technology; hospitality; and professional sports (including professional motorsport racing). Mr. Cohen has also handled a number of real estate transactions, including complex acquisition and disposition transactions; real estate development partnerships and joint ventures; construction projects; leasing arrangements; and sale-leaseback transactions.

“Blank Rome is well aligned with the Southern California business community, and I’m excited to join the growing team in the Los Angeles office and draw upon the Firm’s vast resources to serve my clients in the region and beyond,” said Mr. Cohen.

Passionate about motorsports, Mr. Cohen serves on the Board of Directors of the National Hot Rod Association. He graduated magna cum laude with his J.D. from Loyola Law School, where he was an editor for the Loyola Law Review, and received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.


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