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Cozen O’Connor’s New York office is located in 3WTC, in the heart of the city’s financial district, offering our clients easy access to the firm’s full breadth of practice areas. The New York attorneys provide a full range of services including commercial litigation, construction law, admiralty law, products liability, real estate, land use, structured finance, workouts, infrastructure, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, communications, intellectual property, government relations, labor and employment, white collar defense and investigations, and private client services. Our business attorneys represent clients ranging from national and international financial institutions and corporations to individual entrepreneurs in an array of corporate, real estate and financial transactions, and our litigators regularly appear in state and federal courts in complex cases throughout the United States.


For the convenience of our clients, the firm also maintains conference space in Midtown Manhattan.

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News

Trump's Defense Team Cross-Examines Michael Cohen

May 14, 2024 In a video interview with ABC News, Jerry Goldfeder discusses the prosecution's case so far in Donald Trump’s trial.

Michael Cohen Testifies for Second Day in Trump Criminal Hush Money Trial

May 14, 2024 In a video interview with Spectrum News, Jerry Goldfeder discusses Michael Cohen’s testimony in Donald Trump’s trial.

Court Wraps For the Week in FMR. Pres. Trump’s Historic Criminal Hush Money Trial in NYC

May 10, 2024 In a video interview with ABC News, Jerry Goldfeder discusses the judge’s gag order warning to Michael Cohen in Donald Trump’s trial.

Stormy Daniels Describes Alleged Sexual Encounter With Trump

May 07, 2024 In a video interview with ABC News, Jerry Goldfeder analyzes the Trump trial and Stormy Daniels’s testimony.

Trump’s Hush Money Trial Resumes

May 06, 2024 In a video interview with Spectrum News, Jerry Goldfeder discusses the narrative the prosecution is trying to prove to the jurors.

Former Longtime Trump Organization Controller Delivers Crucial Testimony

May 06, 2024 In a video interview with ABC News, Jerry Goldfeder discusses Jeffrey McConney’s testimony in Donald Trump’s trial.

Hope Hicks Testifies at Trump Hush Money Trial

May 03, 2024 In a video interview with ABC News, Jerry Goldfeder discusses Trump’s reaction to Hope Hick’s testimony.

Michael Cohen’s Banker Testifies in Trump Trial

April 30, 2024 In a video interview with CNN, Jerry Goldfeder discusses the testimony of Michael Cohen’s banker.

Old, Unused, and ‘Twisty’ — Meet the Obscure NY Election-Conspiracy Law That Just Might Get Trump Convicted

April 27, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was quoted in a Business Insider article discussing whether prosecutors have to prove Trump is guilty of violating FECA, state tax law, and falsifying business records.

Day 4 of Witness Testimonies Underway in Trump’s Hush Money Trial

April 26, 2024 In a video interview with ABC News, Jerry Goldfeder discusses David Pecker's testimony, which puts Trump at the center of the catch-and-kill scheme to unlawfully interfere with the election.

Donald Trump Says Legal Case 'Fallen Apart'

April 26, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was quoted in a Newsweek article discussing David Pecker’s testimony in Donald Trump’s trial.

Veteran Attorney Jerry Goldfeder Discusses Trump’s Mounting Legal Troubles

April 25, 2024 In a video interview with Spectrum News, Jerry Goldfeder breaks down the evidence against Donald Trump.

Former National Enquirer Publisher Takes The Stand In Hush Money Trial

April 22, 2024 In a video interview with ABC News, Jerry Goldfeder discusses how the defense tried to portray Donald Trump as just an ordinary man, husband, and father.

All Jurors Seated For Trump Hush Money Trial

April 19, 2024 In a video interview with ABC News, Jerry Goldfeder discusses the intent of the judge in Donald Trump’s trial to keep the jurors free from Trump's attack or intimidation.

Twelve Jurors And One Alternate Selected In Trump’s NYC Criminal Hush Money Trial

April 18, 2024 In a video interview with ABC News, Jerry Goldfeder discusses the skepticism over the ability to seat an impartial jury in Donald Trump’s trial.

Objection Alleges Nearly 30,000 Petition Signatures From Us Senate Candidate Are Invalid

April 16, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was quoted in a WBNG article discussing the objections to petitions filed by Khaled Salem, alleging that the signatures required to gain ballot access are invalid.

What to Expect When Trump’s 1st Criminal Trial Begins Monday

April 15, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was a guest on PBS News Hour to discuss how the media has presented Donald Trump’s criminal trial.

Litigation Abound Challenging NY Law That Puts County Elections in Even-Numbered Years

April 15, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was quoted in a New York Law Journal article discussing the lawsuits in New York trial courts challenging a recent law that will change town and county elections to coincide with federal and state elective offices.

Prominent New York City Real Estate Attorney Jennifer Nellany Joins Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Group

April 08, 2024 Nellany joins Cozen O’Connor as a member and will reside in its New York City office. She is the fifth major addition to the firm’s Real Estate Group this year.

Jerry Goldfeder was a Guest on ABC7

April 05, 2024 In a video interview with ABC7, Jerry Goldfeder discusses the NYPD Chief of Patrol’s tweets suggesting voting out an elected official from his official department account.

What’s Next For Trump? Ex-president Has 10 Days to Post Reduced $175m Bond as He Appeals Fraud Judgment

March 28, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was quoted in a New York Post Article discussing the First Department’s decision to reduce Donald Trump’s bond.

JD Supra Recognizes Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards

March 27, 2024 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Olivera, Lawrence Prosen, and Frances Rayer have been selected as top authors for JD Supra’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards for their thought leadership on key topics during 2023. Additionally, David Adams and Scott Bettridge were recognized for authoring a top-read article on immigration.

Kenneth Fisher and Jerry Goldfeder Named in City & State New York’s 2024 Trailblazers in Law

March 26, 2024 Kenneth Fisher, a member of the firm’s Business Law Department, and Jerry Goldfeder, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, have been named to City & State New York’s 2024 Trailblazers in Law list.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 23 Attorneys to Member

March 15, 2024 “This is a group of terrific lawyers across many offices and practices areas and we look forward to following their achievements,” said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Heller.

Can IP Help Design Fashion’s Green Revival?

March 11, 2024 Lisa Ferrari was quoted in a World IP Review article exploring how IP can play a crucial role in the fashion industry’s shift towards more sustainable practices and innovation.

NY Gov. Approves Bill Directing Redistricting Suits to NY's Major Metropolitan Courts

March 05, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was quoted in a New York Law Journal article discussing an amended bill that Governor Kathy Hochul signed, which limits New Yorkers to filing redistricting lawsuits in Manhattan and Albany, Westchester, and Erie counties.

Four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys, Practice Area Recognized in 2024 Chambers Global Rankings

March 05, 2024 Geoffrey Ferrer, Shane Hardy, Michael Osborne, and Steven Weisz were recognized in their practice areas based on their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service.

OSHA Moves Closer to Letting Union Members Onsite During Inspections

February 14, 2024 John Ho was quoted in a SHRM article discussing OSHA’s proposed walkaround rule that allows union members on employer premises during an agency inspection

Election Attorney Discusses Federal Appeals Court Denying Trump Immunity

February 08, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was a guest on Spectrum News NY1 to discuss if Trump is eligible to run for president due to his conduct surrounding the January 6 insurrection.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Names Three New Managing Directors in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia

February 07, 2024 Rose Christ, C. Towner French, and Joseph Hill were promoted to managing director, effective January 1, 2024.

Intellectual Property Department Honored by World Trademark Review 2024

February 06, 2024 Cozen O'Connor’s Intellectual Property Department was recognized by World Trademark Review 1000. Amy Divino, Noelle Engle-Hardy, Lisa Ferrari, Shane Hardy, Ashley Kessler, Lorraine Linford, Camille Miller, Melanie Miller, Brigeeta Richdale, and Edward Weisz were named to the World Trademark Review 1000 list.

How We Can Get Rid of Trump and Biden

January 31, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was a guest on The Middle – Unplugged with Anthony Weiner podcast to discuss how a candidate can be replaced on the ballot.

Secretive Court Fight Roiling New York’s Democratic Socialists

January 30, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was quoted in a New York Times Article discussing the failure to file the authorizations that D.S.A. for the Many needed to raise and spend candidate funds in the 2022 elections.

This Jan. 6, NY Democrats Are Vocal About Removing Trump From the Ballot, but Decision Remains With the BOE

January 09, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was quoted in a City & State New York article discussing the process for the New York State Board of Elections to remove Trump from the ballot.

Majority of NYC Council Members, All Democrats, Say Trump Shouldn’t Be On the NY Ballot

January 05, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was quoted in a Gothamist article discussing the New York City council members’ letter to the state Board of Elections to withhold Donald J. Trump’s name from the state’s 2024 presidential primary and general election ballots.

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Trump Ineligible to be President For Insurrection

January 04, 2024 In a video interview with Spectrum News, Jerry Goldfeder discusses the Colorado Supreme Court ruling that decided Trump is ineligible to be president because of his role in the insurrection.

New York Lawmakers Want Trump off the Ballot

January 04, 2024 Jerry Goldfeder was quoted in a Spectrum News article discussing New York State Legislature and City Council members urging the State Board of Elections to disqualify Donald Trump from the primary ballot.

Cozen O'Connor Builds Construction Group With NY Partner

January 02, 2024 Richard Kalson was featured in a Law360 article that discusses his move to Cozen O’Connor.

Cozen O’Connor Picks Litigator Richard D. Kalson to Grow its Construction Law Practice in New York City

January 02, 2024 Kalson — whose background includes counseling and representing many of the country’s leading contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and project owners — joins the firm as a member.

Long-Shot Candidates Battle to Get on State Ballots

December 18, 2023 Jerry Goldfeder was quoted in an article published by The Hill, discussing the hurdles for several outsider presidential candidates working to secure spots on various state ballots for the upcoming election.

Overdose Cure at Work May Bring Liability Risks

December 08, 2023 John Ho was quoted in a Business Insurance article discussing the risks and legal implications for employers to store and provide naloxone.

Law Firms Are Getting a Wake-up Call as Division Over Diversity Roils America’s Cultural Debate

December 08, 2023 Michael Schmidt was quoted in an American Bar Association Journal article discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of affirmative action in college admissions in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, which is now being used to target law firms’ diversity initiatives.

Reminder to HR: Holiday Parties Are Lawsuits Waiting to Happen

December 05, 2023 Michael Schmidt was quoted in an Employee Benefit News article discussing the increased risk of behaviors like harassment and discrimination as more companies plan on having in-person holiday parties.

Elite Voting Rights Attorney Jerry H. Goldfeder and Veteran Commercial Litigator Kerry T. Cooperman from Stroock to join Cozen O’Connor

November 15, 2023 Jerry H. Goldfeder, widely regarded as among the nation’s most influential political lawyers, and Kerry T. Cooperman, an equally influential commercial litigator and nonprofit attorney with more than a decade of experience handling complex real estate disputes and counseling nonprofit organizations, join the firm's New York City office.

Second Annual Cozen O’Connor Real Estate Survey Reveals Large Drop in Optimism About New York Market

November 14, 2023 New York City real estate professionals’ confidence in the city’s short-term future dropped by a quarter since last year, while pessimism tripled, according to a survey conducted by the law firm of Cozen O’Connor.

7 Things to Include in a Workplace Generative AI Policy

November 13, 2023 Janice Sued Agresti and Erin Bolan Hines were quoted in an HRDive article discussing items that human resource professionals should include in an employer’s generative AI policy.

The Fight Over Return-to-Office Is Turning Into a Disability Dispute

November 07, 2023 Michael Schmidt was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the increase of disability discrimination charges filed in federal and state agencies resulting from return to office mandates.

Amy Divino Joins the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University’s Board of Visitors

October 19, 2023 Amy Divino, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Trademark Prosecution Practice, has been named to the Board of Visitors for the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

Neil Quartaro Named Chair of the Maritime Law Association Maritime Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee

October 03, 2023 Neil Quartaro, a member of the firm’s Transportation and Trade Group, has been appointed chair of the Maritime Law Association’s Maritime Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 27 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

September 22, 2023 Thirteen attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers and 14 were named “Rising Stars.”

Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023 Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Leni Cummins Named a New York Law Journal Innovation Award Recipient

August 16, 2023 Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice,has been named an Innovation Award recipient by the New York Law Journal.

Five Cozen O’Connor Intellectual Property Attorneys Recognized by IAM Patent 1000

August 08, 2023 IAM Patent 1000 has named Frank Abramonte, Thomas Fisher, Keith Fredlake, Jeffrey Gendzwill, and Edward Weisz to their 2023 list.

Ken Fisher Named in City & State New York’s 2023 Brooklyn Power 100

August 01, 2023 NEW YORK, August 1, 2023 – Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, has been named to City & State New York’s 2023 Brooklyn Power 100.

Business Today Names 32 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to Its Top 10 Lists

July 28, 2023 These lists recognize lawyers “mastering,” “leading,” “revolutionizing,” and “dominating” their fields in their respective states and nationwide.

Cozen O’Connor Adds Litigator and Former Federal Prosecutor Sarah Krissoff to its White Collar Defense Group

July 17, 2023 Krissoff comes to the firm from Day Pitney LLP, and joins Cozen O’Connor as a member. She will work out of the New York City office.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 16 Attorneys in its 2023 Guide

July 10, 2023 Cozen O'Connor's Aviation (Litigation/Regulation), Construction, L&E, M&A (Midmarket), Shipping (Finance and Litigation/Regulation) practices were ranked by the Legal 500.

Dianne Feinstein and Senatorial Power

April 26, 2023 Jerry Goldfeder a guest on The Takeaway Podcast to discuss Dianne Feinstein’s absence from the Senate.

Veteran Corporate Attorney Jonathan K. Kitchen Joins Cozen O’Connor’s New York City Office

February 01, 2023 Kitchen, who comes to the firm from Barton LLP, joins as a member in Cozen O’Connor’s New York City office at 3 WTC.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies adds Habitat for Humanity Vice President Katrell Lewis to its New York Practice

January 23, 2023 Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies adds Katrell Lewis, formerly vp of government and community partnerships for Habitat for Humanity - New York City & Westchester County, to its New York office.

Cozen O’Connor’s Michael Schmidt Honored with Innovation Award from New York Law Journal

October 11, 2022 The New York Law Journal has honored Michael Schmidt, vice chair of the Cozen O’Connor national Labor & Employment Department and New York office managing partner, with a 2022 “Professional Excellence Innovation Award” for the creative use of technology in his practice.

Survey of Real Estate Professionals Finds Strong Optimism About New York City’s Future

October 06, 2022 New York City real estate professionals are feeling optimistic about the city, with anti-real estate sentiment among politicians topping their list of concerns, narrowly edging out the high cost of construction.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney John Ho Appointed Vice-Chair of ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Committee

September 14, 2022 New York attorney John Ho, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s OSHA-Workplace Safety Practice, was appointed Management Vice-Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in the Legal Profession Committee of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.

Lawdragon Names Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Among The Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers

August 24, 2022 Lawdragon has named six members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department to its 2022 list of the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers.

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2023 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers

August 22, 2022 Geoffrey Ferrer, James Forsyth, J. Bruce Maffeo, Suzanne Mayes, Jason Shargel, and Anna Wermuth received the highest annual ratings from their peers.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Veteran Real Estate Attorney Jon S. Ziefert Joins Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group in New York

May 25, 2022 Ziefert brings a 20-plus-year track record of successfully representing developers, private equity funds, large investors, and institutional lenders in complex real estate investment and development transactions.

Rose Christ and Katie Schwab Elevated to Co-Chair Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies NY Leadership Team

May 10, 2022 Schwab and Christ Take the Helm of a Top Ten Lobbying Practice With Deep Roots Around the State

Melissa Brill Elected to Membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

May 05, 2022 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Melissa Brill, co-chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been elected for membership into the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).

Katie Schwab Selected as a Recipient City & State Above & Beyond: Women Awards

March 25, 2022 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Katie Schwab, Managing Director of the firm’s Public Strategies Group has been selected as a recipient of City & State Above & Beyond: Women Awards.

Wendy Venoit Named a 2021 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly

March 18, 2022 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Wendy Venoit, member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been named a 2021 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly.

Jerry Goldfeder: Renowned Election Law Attorney

January 27, 2022 Jerry Goldfeder was a guest on the Two Lawyers Walk Into a Bar podcast to discuss the formative experiences in his life that impacted his career.

Lawdragon Names six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Among the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers

November 19, 2021 Lawdragon has named six members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department to its 2021 list of the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers.

Katie Schwab Named a Board Member of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association

June 14, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Katie Schwab, managing director of the firm’s Public Strategies Group, has been named a board member of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association (DLMA).

Rose Christ Named to Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives List

June 07, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Rose Christ, senior principal of the firm’s Public Strategies Group, was named to Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives list.

Cozen O’Connor Bolsters Commercial Litigation Practice with the Addition of Veteran Litigator Jeremy E. Deutsch and Team

June 07, 2021 Joining with him will be Christian V. Cangiano, of counsel, Elliot J. Coz, counsel, and Eric W. Huang, Christopher Paolino, and Ian Bain as associates.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Expansion of Health Care Practice with Aselle Kurmanova

May 18, 2021 Kurmanova joins the firm from Seyfarth Shaw LLP, reuniting with John Shire, who joined the firm in November 2020.

Anupama Prasad Named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers Rising List

March 16, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Anupama Prasad, an associate in the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers (NAWL) Rising List.

Cozen O’Connor Adds Former Silverstein Properties Executive Vice President and General Counsel Jonathan W. Knipe

March 08, 2021 Knipe has spent the past 15 years with Silverstein Properties, serving in the capacity of chief legal officer and corporate secretary, and was instrumental in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center properties after 9/11.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Eisenberg, Ferrer, Giotto and Tilson Recognized in 2021 Chambers Global Rankings

February 18, 2021 Chambers Global has recognized four Cozen O’ Connor attorneys, Susan Eisenberg (Miami – Labor & Employment), Geoffrey Ferrer (New York – Transportation & Trade), Thomas Giotto (Pittsburgh – Labor and Employment) and Joseph Tilson (Chicago – Labor & Employment), as worldwide leaders in their respective practices. All four attorneys are also ranked in the Chambers USA Guide.

Cozen O’Connor Moves into Premier Office Space at 3 World Trade Center

February 09, 2021 Move Consolidates Employees and Becomes the Firm’s Flagship Manhattan Office

Geoffrey D. Ferrer Recognized in 2021 Chambers Asia-Pacific Rankings

January 27, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Geoffrey D. Ferrer, vice-chair of the firm’s Transportation & Trade group, and a member of the Marshall Islands bar has been ranked in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 Guide.

Leni Cummins Named Among City & State New York’s 40 Under 40

October 20, 2020 New York – October 20, 2020 – Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by City & State New York.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

September 29, 2020 Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Jesse Ryan Loffler Named President of the Foundation Board of the National LGBT Bar Association

June 09, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Pittsburgh and New York-based Commercial Litigator Jesse Ryan Loffler has been named president of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Foundation board of directors.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Tech Attorney Frank A. Pugliese to its Corporate Practice in New York City

May 05, 2020 Pugliese’s arrival follows the firm’s recent expansion of its tech and privacy law practice in Philadelphia with the addition of venture and tech attorneys from Baer Crossey McDemus LLC.

Cozen O’Connor’s Transportation Practice Continues Growth with the Addition of Prominent New York Maritime Lawyer Neil Quartaro

February 11, 2020 Quartaro has for nearly two decades advised and represented clients in a range of transportation and maritime industry disputes throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Bruce Maffeo Quoted in Law360 Article on UAW President’s Resignation

November 20, 2019 Facing potential expulsion from United Automobile Workers, Gary Jones, the union president, resigned last week. Bruce Maffeo, a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations practice group, was quoted in a Law360 article discussing the resignation saying Jones was retiring “to allow the union to focus on its core mission to improve the lives of its members and families.”

Tamar Wise Named One of New York City’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars By City & State New York

October 29, 2019 Tamar Wise, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named one of New York City’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.

17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 27, 2019 Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019 Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” By Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019 Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.

Contacts

Geoffrey D. Ferrer

Co-Office Managing Partner

gferrer@cozen.com

(212) 908-1201

Michael C. Schmidt

Co-Office Managing Partner

mschmidt@cozen.com

(212) 453-3937

Alphonso A. Collins

Vice-Chair, Office Managing Partner

acollins@cozen.com

(212) 297-2673

Eva Colon

Office Manager

ecolon@cozen.com

(212) 908-1379

Featured Event:

Global Elections and Their Impact on The Deal Market

New York, NY 06/04/2024

Jerry Goldfeder will speak on the “Global Elections and Their Impact on The Deal Market” panel at the 2024 Scott Simpson Cross-Border Institute Transatlantic Conference.