Richard L. Cohen concentrates his practice in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate financing (public and private), general corporate law and business counseling. His client base includes a broad range of business entities, both public and private, including manufacturing companies, biotechnology and technology companies, telecommunications companies, energy companies, banks and insurance companies, start-up entities and venture capital firms. He is a 1995 graduate of New York University School of Law and a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the firm's governing Partners Board.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2004-present
- Associate, 1995-2003
•Co-author, SEC Proposals for Compensation Committees and Compensation Advisers, Duane Morris Alert, April 25, 2011
•Buyer's Remorse: Reverse Breakup Fees Can Get Potential Buyers Off the Hook, But at What Cost? Mergers & Acquisitions Supplement to The Legal Intelligencer, March 3, 2008
•Environmental Lessons for the Development of a Market-Based Community Reinvestment Act System, NYU Environmental Law Journal, 1995.
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Regular presenter to the Wharton Venture Initiation Program in connection with legal issues impacting early stage companies.
•Panelist, Maximizing and Monetizing the Value of Your Business, Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia, October 22, 2014
•Panelist, What Keeps Entrepreneurs Up at Night: Legal Aspects of Seed Financings & Other Funding Options, Philly Tech Week, April 8, 2014
•Panelist, Crowdfunding and Rule 506(c): Brave New Capital-Raising World, Pennsylvania Business Brokers Association, April 2, 2014
•Moderator, B2B Models of Entrepreneurship, Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference, February 17, 2012
•Panelist, Built to Last - Best Practices and Resources to Grow Your Business, Spark!, May 24, 2010
•Panelist, Getting M&A Deals Done in Today's Market, Pennsylvania Business Brokers Association, April 18, 2008
•Panelist, An Entrepreneur's Guide to Financial Infrastructure, The Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia, October 9, 2007
•Panelist, Piercing the Corporate Veil, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, October 11, 2006
•Moderator, How to Value Your Company and Plan your Exit, The Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia, January 10, 2006
•Panelist, Drafting LLC and LLP Agreements in Pennsylvania, National Business Institute, April 2004