Benjamin J. Cohen represents public and private US corporations, non-US corporations, investment banks, and private equity funds in capital markets, general securities, and corporate matters.

A nationally recognized corporate lawyer, Mr. Cohen regularly handles a broad array of high-profile and innovative capital markets and other financial transactions, including:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Direct listings
  • SPAC transactions
  • High yield debt offerings
  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Public and private equity offerings
  • Debt exchange offers and tender offers and consent solicitations

Mr. Cohen represents issuers and investment banking firms in capital markets and other financing transactions and companies with respect to general corporate and securities matters in a broad array of industries, including:

  • Technology
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Natural resources
  • Homebuilding
  • Energy
  • Gaming

Mr. Cohen has received broad industry recognition for his transactional work, including by Law360, which named him a Rising Star in the field of capital markets.

Select IPOs and direct listings include:

  • Warby Parker
  • Allbirds
  • GitLab
  • Mister Car Wash
  • Spotify Technology
  • Slack Technologies
  • Vacasa
  • Kaltura
  • EverCommerce
  • Brilliant Earth
  • Compass
  • Coinbase
  • Squarespace
  • GoodRx
  • Manchester United
  • Envista Holdings
  • Funko
  • Camping World
  • Medpace Holdings
  • REV Group
  • Orion Engineered Carbons
  • WCI Communities
  • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
  • Zoe’s Kitchen

Select other transactions include advising:

  • Goldman Sachs in the US$3 billion senior notes offering for Staples
  • Resorts World Las Vegas in its US$1 billion senior notes offering
  • The initial purchasers in several senior notes offerings for Willscot Corporation, totaling over US$3.5 billion
  • Adams Homes in its US$225 million senior notes offering
  • The initial purchasers on several senior notes offering for Park Hotels & Resorts
  • The initial purchasers on several investment grade senior notes offerings for Danaher, totaling over US$21 billion

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD/MBA, New York University, 2009
    cum laude
  • JD/MBA, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, 2009
  • BA, Emory University, 2005
    Phi Beta Kappa
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August 29, 2018 Recognition

Rising Star: Latham's Benjamin Cohen

Partner Benjamin Cohen was one of the lead partners representing Spotify when the music streaming giant went public through a direct listing in April, earning him a spot as one of three capital markets attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.