Gibbons P.C. has announced that Lawrence Cohen has joined the firm's New York office. Mr. Cohen joins Gibbons as a director in the Corporate Department and will enhance the firm's national practice in securities transactional and regulatory matters.
As a former legal officer and compliance director of mutual fund groups, Mr. Cohen brings practical experience to the regulation and registration of public investment companies (closed-end funds and mutual funds, unit investment trusts, and ETFs, among others) and the formation and operation of private investment companies (hedge funds, private equity funds, VC funds). Over his career, Mr. Cohen has represented a broad range of investment industry clients, from boutique broker/dealers and regional investment advisers to multibillion-dollar money management firms and money-center banks, and he has developed long-standing contacts at the SEC, state securities agencies and FINRA.
In addition to his securities practice, Mr. Cohen counsels technology companies and has advised clients in franchising transactions. He is a member of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association - Compliance & Legal Division, as well as the American, New York, and New Jersey Bar Associations, and he has authored numerous articles on securities law for general business, industry, and legal publications.