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Lewis Cohen Joins Hogan Lovells’ Finance Practice in New York

Lewis Cohen Joins Hogan Lovells’ Finance Practice in New York

Summary: Lewis Cohen will join Hogan Lovells’ Finance Practice at the New York office. He joins from Clifford Chance, where he was partner since 1997.

Hogan Lovells announces that Lewis Cohen has joined the firm’s Finance Practice as a partner in the New York office. Cohen joins Hogan Lovells from Clifford Chance, where he served as partner since 1997.

Mr. Cohen has practiced in New York throughout his entire career. His practice has focused on complex international capital markets transactions. He has handled varying transactions over the course of his career, including debt and equity capital markets, structured finance, and securitization. He has performed work for issuers and underwriters. Mr. Cohen has particular expertise in innovative and cutting-edge financings.

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In addition to his practice, Mr. Cohen also speaks at many engagements on regulatory matters that impact the structured finance sector. He has represented many trade associations in developing advocacy positions for their industries. Furthermore, he is a pioneer of the Mexican FIBRA sector, which is one of the fastest growing areas of Latin American capital markets. Mr. Cohen has three clients in this market.

Sharon Lewis, global finance practice group leader, was very pleased with the addition of Mr. Cohen to the firm: “Lewis is a highly regarded structured finance practitioner with deep experience across geographies and asset classes. His arrival illustrates our commitment to strategically strengthening not only our finance practice in New York and Latin America, but globally.”

Mr. Cohen’s experience will be an asset to the firm, which includes a market-leading REIT practice which seeks to expand worldwide as international companies begin to look to equity and debt capital markets for funding solutions in commercial real estate transactions.

Dennis Tracey, managing partner at the New York office, added “Lewis’ arrival gives us an even stronger New York-based finance team that is able to provide the highest quality service to our clients in the U.S. and across the globe. This addition reinforces our strength in the finance arena in New York, and further sets us apart as one of the dominant players in the international structured finance sector.”

Mr. Cohen also looks forward to his transition to Hogan Lovells. He stated, “As one of the world’s leading law firms in the structured finance space, with a great depth and breadth of U.S. transactional, regulatory and other resources to draw upon, Hogan Lovells stands out to me as the ideal platform for growth over the coming years. I am looking forward to working alongside such an established and forward-thinking global team.”

Mr. Cohen received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his B.A. cum laude from Clark University.

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