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 planning profitable exit strategies, obtaining angel and venture capital financing for early-stage companies and business leadership.
Steve 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
Recognized, Force for Change leader by the Leading Women Entrepreneurs (2021)
Recognized, Best Law Firms for Venture Capital Investment, United States (Excellent), Leaders League and Décideurs (2021)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019, 2020)
Band 1, Corporate/M&A, New Jersey, Chambers USA (2003–2021)
Leading Lawyer, M&A/corporate and commercial: Venture capital and emerging companies, The Legal 500 US (2021)
Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial: Venture capital and emerging companies, The Legal 500 US (2011–2020)
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 (2006–2020)
Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2017)
Lawyer of the Year, Princeton, The Best Lawyers in America (2017)
Board legal advisor, Bio NJ
Chair, Meditation4Leadership, Inc.
Director, American Jewish Committee (AJC), Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey Chapter, Shalom Comay Fellow