The long-time leader of the Corporate Group in Skadden’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Cohen is recognized consistently as one of the leading private equity and M&A lawyers. He represents both buyers and sellers, including entrepreneurs and family businesses, as well as private equity funds and their portfolio companies, in large and middle-market mergers and acquisitions, investments and dispositions. In addition, he has counseled clients on numerous investments in distressed debt and acquisitions of distressed businesses. Mr. Cohen’s representations have included clients in an array of industries, such as apparel, beauty, energy, food, consumer products, retail, gaming, banking, sports and media, among others. Representative clients include: Oaktree Capital Management; AdvancePierre Foods; Del Real Foods; ArchKey Holdings; Silver Point Capital; Cardenas Markets; the founders of HCT Group, Too Faced and Glow Recipe; H.I.G. Capital; Serge Azria and The Collected Group; BCBG Max Azria Group; GLAMGLOW; OPI; New Cotai Holdings; Saban Capital; Oaktree Power Fund; Highview Capital; and Crimson Investment.
Executive Committee, Board of Directors, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Board Member, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy
JD, UCLA School of Law, 1988; Bachelor of Science, Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1985