Lawrence Cohen recently joined the Phoenix office of Gordon & Rees. He is a member of several of the firm’s Practice Groups, including Business Transactions, Green Technology and Climate Change, and Franchise Law.
Cohen has a diverse national business law practice spanning areas such as general business law, securities and capital markets, franchising, and healthcare. He advises both start-up and established “green” and tech companies. Mr. Cohen is a prolific writer on many legal topics and a frequent speaker at industry events.
"We are excited to add Larry's skill set to our newly expanded Phoenix business group,” said Leon Silver, co-managing partner in the Phoenix office. “His three decades of experience in business law and securities regulation and transactions around the globe will be invaluable to our clients as we pursue national and international opportunities."
Cohen has served at some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country. Cohen was a secretary and officer of The Guardian Life Insurance Company’s retail mutual funds and annuities/separate accounts and its affiliated broker-dealer distributor and investment manager, and associate counsel and assistant secretary of Lehman Brother’s institutional funds group. He has formed and registered numerous broker-dealers and investment advisers, including the Blackstone Group, advising them and other preeminent investment banks and private fund managers on regulatory and compliance matters. Cohen has counseled entrepreneurs and development-stage companies, served as a judge at the New Jersey Technology Council competitions and as a mentor to companies participating in the CleanTech Open, the world’s largest clean-tech accelerator. He also has advised both franchisors and franchisees with respect to negotiations involving both franchise agreements and exits.
“I am very eager to work with the exceptional lawyers at Gordon & Rees and see my clients benefit from this firm’s deep and varied legal expertise and national footprint,” said Cohen. “I am confident that my particular experience will enhance the superior service that the Phoenix office provides its clients, and be an asset to my colleagues throughout Gordon & Rees’ offices.”
While in law school, he served as Captain of the Jessup International Moot Court Team and received a scholarship from the Kosciuszko Foundation to participate in the University of Florida’s International Trade Law Program at Cambridge University, England & The Polish Institute of State and Law, in Warsaw. Cohen is licensed to practice law in Arizona, New Jersey and New York.