Cohen Emily 2017 008 HSE Roc 4504HR8X10Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that Emily R. L. Cohen has joined the firm as an Associate in the Private Equity and Venture Capital practice group.

Cohen has experience working with corporate clients on a variety of financing transactions, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings, and fund formations, as well as drafting sale-purchase agreements, operating and partnership agreements, and revolving credit and term loan facilities. She has represented debtors, creditors, lenders, and strategic investors during in-court and out-of-court restructurings.

A native of Rochester, Cohen was most recently an associate at Fried, Frank Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York, and previously practiced at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, also in New York. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester and earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Harter Secrest & Emery attorneys have substantial experience representing private equity and venture capital funds, portfolio companies, start-up companies and management teams in connection with leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, venture financings, public offerings, executive compensation, and other corporate matters. The firm also represents clients in connection with the organizations and operation of funds, as well as their respective management companies. Harter Secrest & Emery attorneys regularly represent and advise private institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity, mezzanine, venture hedge and other funds.

About Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a full-service business law firm providing legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Corning, and New York City, New York, the firm is a recognized leader in litigation, corporate, employee benefits, environmental and land use, healthcare, higher education, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, and trusts and estate law. Harter Secrest & Emery has 33 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” top tier practice group rankings - more Western New York rankings than any other law firm. The firm has been top ranked in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A, Litigation and Immigration law and 43 attorneys are recognized as The Best Lawyers in America in 2017.

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