Jon Cohen has a corporate finance practice, including a large number of public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive corporate governance experience and is a frequent advisor to Boards of Directors.
Many IPOs, follow on offerings, and secondary offerings, including the following industries: communications (broadcast and print media), transportation, nursing hospitals, home building, hotel development and operation, casino gaming, for profit education, information technology, healthcare insurance, public utility services, consumer electronics, banking, and agribusiness.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Scores of transactions in the industries noted above and in the following industries: consumer retail, consumer wholesale, software development, software integration, professional sports, commodities trading, commercial feed lots, meat packing, commercial real estate, insurance brokerage, restaurants, steel fabrication, mining, video production, outdoor advertising, internet service providers, data storage services, REITs, and life sciences.
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Enterprise funding from start-up to maturity, including mezzanine and multiple preferred rounds; fund formation; and leveraged recapitalizations.
Leveraged leasing transactions involving aircraft, watercraft, rolling stock, trucks, oil drilling equipment, irrigation equipment, and power plants
Joint Ventures operating in Brazil, India, Netherlands, Spain, England, and Germany
DIP financing transactions
Board of Director self-assessment programs
Tracking stock (one of the few successful public offerings)
Poison Pills and shark repellants
Harvard University Law School (J.D.)
Claremont Men's College (B.A.)
London School of Economics and Political Science
State Bar of Arizona
Business Law Section, Past Chairman
Subcommittee on legal opinions in commercial transactions
American Bar Association
Committees responsible for drafting model acquisition
Agreements and third-party opinions
Working Group on Legal Opinions and Law Firm Advisory Board
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who (2019)
The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law (1983-2020), Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (1983-2011, 2014-2020), Securities Regulation (2014-2020)
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2010-2019)