Allan Cohen is the Office Managing Partner in Long Island. He represents a variety of companies, ranging from large public entities engaging in mergers and acquisitions, to mid-sized closely held and family-owned business, to technology-based startups organizing new business ventures and raising capital.
I focus on maintaining a general business law practice, adept at handling my clients’ varied business needs and providing the type of outside counsel that businesses would expect from an in-house general counsel. My clients view me as the “quarterback,” ensuring that not only their business law, but also their employment, litigation, intellectual property, regulatory and other legal needs are met.
I dedicate much of my practice to mergers and acquisitions, including buy-side work for public and private companies, and sell-side work for closely held and family-owned businesses. My M&A transactions involve a wide range of industries, including health care, medical device, life sciences, consumer products and insurance. Over my career, I have closed well over 200 M&A transactions.
I also represent many technology-based startups, including biotech and medical device companies, in the formation and organization of their businesses and seed, angel, VC and private equity financings. Much of my work is for “serial entrepreneurs” who have exited prior businesses and are starting up their next ones.
Technology-based companies are going to lead us into the next decade. We partner with our clients in order to help them become market leaders of the future.
Long Island Business News | August 30, 2017
This article features Long Island labor and employment partner Jeff Meyer’s arrival to Nixon Peabody, highlighting his extensive wage-and-hour and class action experience, and quotes Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen.
Law360 | August 09, 2017
This article features the arrival of Long Island labor and employment partner Jeff Meyer to Nixon Peabody and quotes Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen.
Long Island Business News | July 07, 2017
Long Island health care partner Allan Cohen provides commentary about how emerging food companies can find investors in this article about the changing landscape of food retailers in Long Island.
Innovate Long Island | March 22, 2017
Long Island health care partner Allan Cohen appeared in this article focused on the 2017 Innovator of the Year Awards.
Long Island Business News | January 11, 2017
Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen provides an outlook on industries such as life sciences and biotechnology which have been areas of recent growth for Long Island.
The New York Times | November 17, 2016
Long Island Health Care partner Allan Cohen is quoted in this article about legal challenges entrepreneurs can face when starting a business. Allan’s comments focus on areas start-ups should keep in mind such as patent, ownership and copyright issues, and what companies should consider to avoid being sued.
New York Law Journal | November 06, 2015
The Lawyers Alliance for New York presented the 2015 Cornerstone Awards for outstanding pro bono legal services provided to nonprofit organizations. Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen and Long Island real estate associate Ed Puerta were among the those honored.
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Columbia University School of Law, J.D., (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
Binghamton University, B.A., Economics, (Phi Beta Kappa)
London School of Economics and Political Science, Pre-Law
Allan Cohen has received much recognition from Long Island-based and statewide publications. Most recently, he was awarded the Leadership in the Law Award by the Long Island Business News. He was also selected as a Long Island Pulse “2013 Legal Eagle” in the area of Corporate, Contracts & Business Law, based on peer nomination. Mr. Cohen has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers in numerous years, based on peer-review surveys. Additionally, he was named by Long Island Business News as one of its “40 Rising Stars Under the Age of 40,” as well as one of the publication’s “Who’s Who in Corporate Law” for consecutive years.
Allan is also a past recipient of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MS Leadership Award, and has served as Chair of the American Heart Association Long Island Heart Ball and an Honorary Chair of the Family and Children’s Association Awards Committee. Additionally, he was named ExecuLeadership Finalist for “Excellence in Law”.
Allan Cohen is well known in the Long Island business, philanthropic, and civic communities. He is a founder of the New York M&A Council and serves on the Boards of Directors of Phoenix House of New York and Phoenix House of Long Island. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for the New York State Innovation Hot Spot Program and the Long Island High Technology Incubator at Stony Brook University.
Past affiliations include membership in the Long Island Angel Network, membership on the Board of Trustees of Simchat HaLev, committee membership for the Coalition on Child Abuse and Neglect, consultancy to Junior Achievement, and membership on the Touro Law Center’s Technology and the Law Advisory Committee.
Allan is a member of the American, New York, and Nassau County Bar Associations. He is former secretary of the Retail Financial Services Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.