200 Knuth Road, 238 B, Boynton Beach, FL 33436
2765 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Brian Covotta advises growth-oriented technology and biotechnology companies on corporate and securities transactions, including initial formation, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, the periodic reporting requirements of publicly held companies, and general corporate counseling. He works with clients in a variety of industries, including Internet, mobile, gaming, networking, security, semiconductor, software, biotechnology, telecommunications, clean technology, electronic design automation (EDA), flash memory, media, and medical devices. Brian also represents acquirers and targets in a variety of public, public-private, and private-private business combination transactions, as well as issuers and underwriters in public and private securities offerings. In addition, he represents venture capital firms in various corporate and securities transactional matters. Brian helps his clients’ management and boards of directors shape and execute their business strategies. Drawing on his extensive experience, he also provides counsel on legal issues ranging from day-to-day corporate and regulatory matters to corporate governance and other mission-critical initiatives, including acquisitions and capital market strategies.
One World Financial Center, Floor 32, New York, NY 10281
Christopher T. Cox represents clients in a wide array of corporate and financial matters, with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Previously chair of Cadwalader’s Corporate Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Chris has represented public and private acquirors, targets, investment banks and private equity sponsors in connection with negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, spin-offs, joint ventures, proxy contests and IP monetizations and other complex financings. He also represents foreign and domestic entities in cross-border business transactions. In addition to his transactional experience, Chris counsels clients on a broad range of corporate, securities and business-related matters and on matters of corporate policy and strategy, including directors' duties and responsibilities, governance, disclosure issues and compliance. With a premier reputation for advising businesses in the life sciences industry, Chris was selected by The American Lawyer as one of its “Dealmakers of the Year” for his work with Irish drugmaker Élan Corporation, as well as "2014 Global M&A Deal of the Year: Europe/Ireland" award for his representation of Élan in its sale to Perrigo Company. He was named an M&A Atlas Top 50 Global M&A Lawyers for “2014 Distinction in Dealmaking,” and won the "Deal of the Year" award for Élan/Perrigo in 2014 and “U.S.A. M&A Deal of the year – Large Markets” for Acorda/Civitas. Chris is recognized for his work in mergers, acquisitions and buyouts by Chambers and The Legal 500 and he was among the first 100 lawyers named to the 2015-2016 Lawdragon 500 annual guide. His work for Credit Suisse on behalf of Zealand Pharma was nominated for Scrips “Financing Deal of the Year Award” and he was shortlisted for the IFLR "European M&A Deal of the Year" award. Chris’s transactional experience covers a broad range of industries, including communications, defense and aerospace, energy, financial institutions, insurance, life sciences, media, natural resources, real estate, retail and technology. Chris received his B.S. from the University of Missouri and his J.D. from the University's Law School, where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
1500 Market Street, 34th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102
651 Holiday Dr, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Mr. Cozza is the founder of the Law Office of Rocco E. Cozza and has been practicing law since 2003. During this time, he has advised businesses and business owners on appropriate entity formations, contract drafting, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, HR policy creation, intellectual property matters, as well as provided general business consulting and litigation services in various industries. Mr. Cozza has also represented property owners and investors in residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, lease preparation and negotiations, property holding company structuring, as well as providing general real estate consulting services. Mr. Cozza also represents entertainers, athletes, artists, and musicians in all aspects of their career and acts as their business manager through his affiliated entity, The Cozza Company. In this role, he provides advice and counsel to help his clients find revenue-generating opportunities that are in-line with their personal brand. Mr. Cozza also works with individuals in preparing asset protection and business succession plans. Mr. Cozza earned his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, where he was a Recent Decisions Editor for the Duquesne Law Review. He received an M.B.A. in applied business from Waynesburg University and his undergraduate degree in psychology from Washington & Jefferson College. Mr. Cozza is a licensed PA Title Agent and co-founder of 24-7 Settlement Services, LLC. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Cozza is a frequent speaker at conferences where he speaks on the topic of leadership, motivation, and the art of kindness in business. In January 2019, he stepped on a TEDx stage to share his talk called “Radical Kindness: Why the Unbillable Hour Matters Most in Business.” Mr. Cozza sits on various non-profit boards and is currently the President of the Board of Directors of Alpha House, Inc., a behavioral rehabilitation center located in Pittsburgh, PA. Education: Duquesne University School of Law (J.D.). Bar Admissions: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, West Virginia (Inactive).