Jay G. Cohen

Attorney in Baltimore, MD
Jay G. Cohenhas more than 25 years' experience representing clients with their general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity requirements, both domestically and internationally. He regularly counsels start-up companies seeking to attract venture capital funding.

Mr. Cohen has represented companies in the retail and fashion industries. He also regularly represents companies in connection with their joint ventures, license/technology transfers, and financings.

Chambers USA:America's Leading Lawyers for Businesshas included Mr. Cohen in its editions since 2010 as one of the leading corporate/mergers and acquisitions lawyers in Maryland. Chambers says that Mr. Cohen is described as bright, amazingly responsive and focused on legal issues.

Mr. Cohen is also listed inBest Lawyers,Washington-Baltimore Edition, 2013, for his venture capital practice;Smart CEO's Leading Lawyers, 2011 edition, andThe Best Lawyers in America, 2012 edition.

From 1996 to the present, Mr. Cohen has represented Korean banks, non-bank financial institutions, corporations, and governmental entities in connection with their commercial activities, traveling to Seoul, Korea more than 75 times. He also counsels non-Korean companies and funds in connection with their Korean transactions.

Most recently, Mr. Cohen represented several Korean agricultural cooperatives in connection with bidding for agricultural products from Adecoagro S.A., the largest producer of produce in Argentina and a large producer of ethanol in Brasil. Adecoagro is the largest owner of agricultural land in Argentina.

In addition, Mr. Cohen has represented businesses and private equity funds in connection with their activities in the Middle East/North Africa and Persian Gulf.

Admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, Mr. Cohen is a graduate, with honors, of George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of theGeorge Washington Law Review, and amagna cum laudegraduate of the State University of New York at Albany.

Experience

•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2006-present
•DLA Piper US LLP, Baltimore, Maryland
- Partner, 2005- 2006
•Akin Gump LLP, Washington, D.C.
- Partner, 2000-2005
•Brown & Wood LLP, Washington, D.C.
- Partner, 1998-2000
•Piper & Marbury, Baltimore, Maryland
- Partner, 1996-1998
- Associate, 1992-1996

Accolades

•Listed inBest Lawyers, Washington-Baltimore Edition-Venture Capital, 2013
•Listed inChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
•Listed inSmart CEO'sLeading Lawyers, 2011
•Listed inThe Best Lawyers in America,2012-2014

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Areas of Law

  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Securities Law
  • Fashion and Retail Industry Law
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

 

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Experience & Credentials

Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1987, New York
1988, Maryland
2003, District of Columbia

Law School Attended

George Washington University Law School
Class of 1986
J.D.
with honors, Member, George Washington Law Review, 1984-1986

University Attended

State University of New York at Albany
Class of 1981
B.A.
magna cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1959
1959

Associations & Memberships

Professional Activities•American Bar Association
- M&A Market Trends Subcommittee of the Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions
- 2007-2008, 2010-2011, 2013-2014... More

Representative Cases

Representative Matters; Represented Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. in connection with the purchase from the founding family of Popeyes for $43 million of the recipes and formulas for Popeyes' core products. Represented several Korean agricultural cooperatives in connection with the bidding for agricultural products from Adecoagro S.A., the largest... More

Contact Information

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410 949 2911

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410 949 2950

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Office Information
Jay G. Cohen
Partner
 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 2000,
Baltimore, MD 21202-6114

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