Ian R. Cohen

Associate

New York
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Overview

Ian Cohen assists individuals and companies in complex business transactions, with a focus on contract drafting and negotiation, including licensing and other intellectual property agreements. Ian has a strong ability to solve problems through logical and creative means. He routinely works with private equity sponsors, venture capital investors and strategic companies, both public and private, on their global investment opportunities. Ian strives to obtain favorable results by working diligently to help his clients overcome hurdles with practical solutions while also managing cost and risk factors.

Select Experience

  • Lead associate in the representation of a global leader in Master Data Management (MDM) in its global sale to a company that is recognized as a leader in integration, API management and analytics in a stock sale.
  • Lead associate in the representation of a publicly traded collegiate educational content and service provider's cross-border acquisition of a leading provider of digital education services through a combined asset and stock transaction. 
  • Lead associate in the representation of a private equity portfolio company in a stock sale of a government contracting business for approximately $1 billion.
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Experience

  • Lead associate in the representation of a global leader in Master Data Management (MDM) in its global sale to a company that is recognized as a leader in integration, API management and analytics in a stock sale.
  • Lead associate in the representation of a publicly traded collegiate educational content and service provider's cross-border acquisition of a leading provider of digital education services through a combined asset and stock transaction. 
  • Lead associate in the representation of a private equity portfolio company in a stock sale of a government contracting business for approximately $1 billion.
  • Lead associate in the representation of a private equity portfolio company in a stock sale of a telephone service provider for $960 million.
  • Lead associate in the representation of a private equity portfolio company in stock purchases of three telephone service providers for approximately $85 million, $50 million, and $10 million each.
  • Lead associate in the representation of a federal government technology provider in an asset sale for approximately $40 million.
  • Lead associate in the representation of a private equity company in the acquisition of a minority equity investment in a media company in connection with a related debt financing of approximately $350 million.
  • Lead associate in the representation of a shipping company in a notes offering in connection with selling approximately $285 million of First Priority Senior Secured Notes. 
  • Lead attorney in the representation of the subsidiary of a well-known wholesaler/distributor of health and beauty products in a merger with an online retailer.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 United States (2019)
    • Rising Star in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A - Middle-Market ($500m-$999m)
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2014 to 2018)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 2009; cum laude; Associate Editor, Hofstra Law Review; Dean's Scholar
  • B.A., Government and Politics, University of Maryland, 2006