Michael Cohen concentrates his practice on a broad range of corporate, real estate, and other business transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, general outside counsel representation, real estate transactions, and executive compensation arrangements.
Michael’s corporate practice includes the general representation of well-established companies as outside general counsel, as well as privately-held companies (including family-owned companies) and emerging growth companies. He represents these companies in a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity financing and investment transactions, venture capital and private equity transactions, and executive compensation and employment-related matters.
Michael’s industry experience includes branded apparel and consumer products; automotive; cable television; print media (newspapers); professional service companies (including the country’s largest executive recruitment firm); oil, gas, ethanol, and mining investments and joint ventures; technology; real estate; hotels and resorts; and professional sports (including professional motorsport racing).
Real estate is also a significant area of practice for Michael, including substantial experience in a variety of transactions such as complex acquisition and disposition transactions; real estate development partnerships and joint ventures; construction projects; leasing arrangements; and sale-leaseback transactions.
Before he joined Blank Rome in 2016, Michael was a partner and then senior counsel at Morrison & Foerster, and a managing partner and executive committee member of Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine.
Outside the Firm
Michael is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Hot Rod Association (“NHRA”), the largest motorsports racing organization in the world.