David J. Cohen

David J. Cohen
David J. Cohen is an associate in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil’s New York office.

Mr. Cohen’s practice includes domestic and cross-border corporate restructuring, distressed financing and distressed M&A. Mr. Cohen has experience representing debtors, secured lenders and sponsors in a number of in-court restructurings, including:

  • Representing international retail clothing company Aéropostale in connection with its ongoing chapter 11 cases and its proceeding under Canada’s Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
  • Representing Canadian steel giant Essar Steel Algoma in connection with its ongoing chapter 15 cases and proceedings under Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”)
  • Representing U.S. retailer Golfsmith in connection with its ongoing chapter 11 cases and the related CCAA proceedings of its Canadian affiliates operating as Golf Town
  • Representing certain prepetition lenders in connection with the ongoing chapter 11 cases and CCAA proceedings of Performance Sports Group, owner of iconic sporting good brands Bauer and Easton
  • Representing Paragon Offshore plc in connection with its ongoing chapter 11 cases
  • Representing Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and its affiliates with certain post-confirmation matters in their historic bankruptcy cases

Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Cohen worked in public policy for the Government of Ontario and worked at a full-service law firm in Toronto where he worked on a number of restructurings of large Canadian companies under the CCAA.