Cooley LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

Current View:

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What the team is known for Strong corporate group that is known for its work on a range of complex corporate transactions. Offers domestic and cross-border M&A expertise on deals such as joint ventures and complex divestitures. Experienced in the technology, life sciences and IT sectors, regularly advising stockholders, acquirers and lenders. Highly regarded for its work with startups and early-stage businesses.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's "very strong securities practice."

A source affirms: "The experience compares favorably to other firms we have worked with."

Notable practitioners

Francis Wheeler
possesses extensive experience across a range of corporate matters including transactions, corporate governance and securities.

James Linfield
enjoys a distinguished reputation for his handling of M&A and financing work for both technology companies and venture capital or private equity funds.

Michael Platt
tends to represent early-stage companies in matters including M&A and IPOs. Sources consider him to be a "strong adviser."