New York, January 23, 2017 - Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced today that Jeffrey Cohen will join the firm as a partner in its bankruptcy practice, with a focus on troubled retailers and technology companies. Mr. Cohen joins Lowenstein from Cooley LLP, where he was a partner.
Mr. Cohen said, "I am excited to join Lowenstein Sandler's team of incredibly talented bankruptcy and transactional lawyers. My new colleagues have made a name for themselves zealously representing creditors in distressed retail, including playing a key role in the Borders, Coldwater Creek, and Filene's cases -- and the firm's technology and emerging company practices lead the pack in the New York market."
Mr. Cohen has extensive experience representing debtors and creditors' committees in bankruptcy proceedings involving retailers such as Blockbuster Video, Golfsmith, Eastern Mountain Sports, Bob's Stores, City Sports, Levitz Furniture, KB Toys, Filene's Basement, Brookstone, and Pizzeria Uno, as well as individual creditors in complex Chapter 11 cases throughout the United States. Notably, in the tech sector, Jeff served as debtor's counsel to Quirky and Wink and as creditors' committee counsel in Atari, Beyond Oblivion, Fuhu and Hipcricket, in their Chapter 11 proceedings. Mr. Cohen is also a certified bankruptcy mediator and approved fee examiner by the U.S. Trustee for Region 3.
Kenneth A. Rosen, Chair of Lowenstein's Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors' Rights Department, said, "Jeff brings an enormous amount of talent in retail bankruptcies, both on the creditor and debtor sides. I have known him for years, and have long admired his legal work. His impressive handling of substantial cases will greatly add to our depth of experience in retail and tech matters."
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