Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders -- a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients' most important problems.
Our distinctive structure defines our approach.  We maintain a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms.  We focus on matters that require the attention, extensive experience and sophistication of our partners.
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We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence.
Cohen, Steven A.
Partner, Corporate
tel 212.403.1347
fax 212.403.2347

Education

Steve Cohen joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in 1992 and became a partner in 2000.  He practices corporate and securities law, concentrating on corporate governance and complex mergers and acquisitions. He has represented numerous public and private businesses in M&A and other reorganization transactions, both friendly and hostile, as well as a variety of entrepreneurs in establishing and growing new businesses.  Mr. Cohen has also worked extensively on a variety of cross-border transactions.  Mr. Cohen has also been involved with a variety of restructurings within the insolvency process, including acquisitions in bankruptcy and workout process and the resolution of insolvent estates.

Mr. Cohen graduated from Columbia College in 1988 and received a J.D./M.B.A. from the Columbia University School of Law/Columbia Business School in 1992.

Most recently, Mr. Cohen has spoken about M&A at the International Bar Association's Annual Conference (Vancouver and Dubai), the annual IBA Private Equity Conference (London) and has taught at Columbia Business School.  Mr. Cohen also has spoken at the ALI-ABA seminar on Negotiating the M&A Deal, the Harvard Law School/Business School Symposium on Negotiations and the New York Law Journal Seminar "Negotiating Corporate Acquisitions - Public and Private."  He has also published numerous articles in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and securities law.  Mr. Cohen is a member of the American Bar Association and an officer on the IBA's Corporate and M&A Law Committee.

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