Chair of the firm’s emerging business and technology practice, Steven M. Cohen represents entrepreneurs, private equity investors, and venture capital funds. He advises clients in such industries as technology, life sciences, chemicals, consumer products, digital health, and fintech. Steve counsels mid-Atlantic region investors and emerging growth companies in a variety of business transaction including equity financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestitures, initial public offerings (IPOs), joint ventures, and international strategic partnerships.
With a knack for creating connections between investors and entrepreneurs, Steve helps develop and implement growth strategies, working with companies throughout their entire lifecycle.
Widely recognized on the East Coast for his knowledge and skill, Steve lectures frequently on emerging technology topics such as planning profitable exit strategies and obtaining angel and venture capital financing for early-stage companies.
Steve also is also managing partner of the firm’s Princeton office.
New York University School of Law, 1989, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 1986, B.S.
Awards and Affiliations
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019)
Band 1, Corporate/M&A, New Jersey, Chambers USA (2003–2018)
Recommended, Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial: Venture capital and emerging companies, The Legal 500 US (2011–2018)
Recommended, Industry focus: Healthcare: life sciences, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Recognized, Corporate Law, Princeton; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Princeton, The Best Lawyers in America (2006–2019)
Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2017)
Lawyer of the Year, Princeton, The Best Lawyers in America (2017)
Recognized, Life Sciences Transactional, Who’s Who Legal(2014)
Recognized, New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005–2014)
Director, NJ Technology Council
NJ Tech Council Legend in Technology Award (2016)
Director, American Jewish Committee (AJC), Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey Chapter, Shalom Comay Fellow