Steven N. Cohen

Senior Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 6276

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  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate
  • Distressed Finance
  • Energy & Commodities Transactions
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 504 6276
Fax: 212 504 6666
University Wesleyan University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 1981
Admitted1982, New York; 2003, North Carolina

Steven Cohen, resident in Cadwalader's New York and Charlotte offices, is a member of the firm's Corporate Group and Co-Chair of its Finance Practice. His principal practice involves the representation of domestic and foreign commercial banks, investment banks, investment managers, and other financial institutions in a broad variety of complex financing transactions, including leveraged finance and other syndicated bank loan transactions; the financing of financial assets; structured financings of alternative assets; credit opportunity financings; commodity finance; energy project financings; domestic and cross-border hedge fund financings; credit enhancement transactions; loan and distressed debt trading, including the acquisition of portfolios of performing and nonperforming loans; and rescue financings, workouts, debtor-in-possession financings, and exit financings. He also serves as a member of the Firm's Legal Opinions Committee and Co-Chair of the Firm's Technology Committee.

Steve has been a partner at the firm since January 1993. Following law school, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Max Rosenn, Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Among the many honors he has received, Steve has been recognized by Legal 500 in the area of Bank Lending, named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in the area of Banking and Finance, by IFLR1000 in the area of Bank Lending, and by Best Lawyers in America.

A magna cum laude graduate of Wesleyan University, he received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was Note and Comment Editor of the New York University Law Review. He also attended Lycee Classique Mixte, in Saintes, France, from which he received a baccalaureat with high honors.

Steve is a member of the American Bar Association and its Section of Business Law. He is admitted to practice in the States of New York and North Carolina.


•Hon. Max Rosenn
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

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Cadwalader Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Aug 17, 2015


Cadwalader Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Aug 17, 2015


Clients & Friends Memos

New York Enacts Revisions to the UCC

Dec 29, 2014


Prepping for the 2010 Amendments to Article 9 of the UCC

Oct 12, 2011


2014 Charlotte Chamber Energy Summit

Nov 14, 2014


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New York Enacts Revisions to the UCC
Steven N. Cohen,Lech Kalembka,Bryon Mulligan, March 12, 2015
As many readers are aware, substantial revisions to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (the “UCC”) became effective in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2001 or shortly thereafter.
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Steven N. Cohen

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