Stephen H. Cohen Joins New York Office
NEW YORK, June 10, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Stephen H. Cohen has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Corporate Department. He was previously Senior Counsel in the New York office of Morgan Lewis LLP.
Cohen focuses his practice on broker-dealer regulation and the securities commodities and derivations markets, regularly advising clients on a number of regulatory and transactional matters, including federal and state registration and compliance issues, and SRO membership and compliance issues, including the NASD and NYSE.
Cohen served as sole US broker-dealer regulatory counsel for both The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and Mellon Financial Corporation in their multi-billion dollar merger completed on July 1.
“Stephen is considered in the broker-dealer industry to be an expert in providing regulatory advice in the area of M&A involving financial institutions subject to broker-dealer regulation,” said David Schaefer, Managing Partner of Loeb & Loeb’s New York office and Chair of the New York Corporate Department. “His addition further demonstrates Loeb’s commitment to expanding our financial services industry representation and our work for our investment banking clients.
“We have been active in building our corporate department in an effort to maintain the high level of support clients have come to expect from Loeb & Loeb,” said Michael Beck, Loeb & Loeb Co-Chairman. John Frankenheimer, Loeb & Loeb Co-Chairman, added, “We remain diligent in our commitment to increasing our firm’s national platform and Stephen’s expertise in broker-dealer regulation will further ensure all of our clients needs are addressed.”
Cohen’s move to Loeb & Loeb comes in the wake of six new attorneys who joined the Corporate Department since January 2007. The rapid growth is in response to a sharp increase of work in the practice, including in M&A, private equity and finance. In the past three months, the firm has handled over $3 billion in transactional matters for clients.
Attorneys in Loeb & Loeb’s Corporate Department are constantly monitoring the financial services industry and its regulatory environment, to ensure that their representation of financial services firms and their customers is as effective and comprehensive as possible. These attorneys regularly assist financial services clients in connection with all aspects of their business, including helping their customers with transactions and other matters for their own account. The depth and breadth of this group allows its members to develop comprehensive plans and solutions for clients; approaching each client relationship as a partnership. The group is comprised of practitioners from corporate and securities, private equity, commercial finance, tax, IP, bankruptcy and other practice areas, all combining their experience and knowledge of the financial services industry; this diversity and experience allows Loeb & Loeb to provide efficient and broad service to its clients.
Cohen earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. from Columbia University.
About Loeb & Loeb LLP: Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service national law firm with 275 attorneys focusing on select core industries and practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients, and is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of securities offerings; mergers and acquisitions, litigation; entertainment and media law; finance; real estate; intellectual property; private equity; employment; advertising and promotions and tax and wealth services. The firm represents multi-national, Fortune 100 companies in the firm’s core practice areas, and serves as primary outside counsel to a multitude of mid-market clients. The firm also represents high tech start-ups and high net worth individuals and families. The firm has four domestic offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Nashville and an affiliation in Asia and Europe.