Mr. Cohen received his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers, from SMU Dedman School of Law, where he served as Comments Editor for the SMU Law Review Association and won numerous moot court titles, including national Best Advocate at the 25th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition. Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Cohen served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Ronald B. King, Chief Judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas. Outside of the office, Mr. Cohen coaches SMU’s national champion Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court team.
Mr. Cohen has been a member of teams representing various parties in a number of in-court restructurings and other matters, including:
- CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., one of the largest mall owners in the United States, in connection with their restructuring of more than $4 billion of obligations.
- 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Inc. and its debtor-affiliates in their pending chapter 11 cases involving approximately $1.4 billion of funded debt. 24 Hour Fitness is a leading fitness club operator with locations across the United States and more than 3 million members.
- RentPath Holdings, Inc. and its debtor-affiliates, one of the nation’s largest apartment rental and digital marketing solutions companies, in connection with their prearranged chapter 11 cases and sale to CoStar, Inc.
- Insys Therapeutics, Inc. and its six subsidiaries, a specialty pharmaceutical company, in their chapter 11 cases in the face of hundreds of lawsuits related to the opioid crisis (Insys was the first opioid manufacturer to file for chapter 11).
- Bumble Bee Tuna, a major North American packaged foods company, in connection with its chapter 11 cases, as counsel to Brookfield as Term Loan Agent, DIP Term Loan Agent and Lenders, including the ~$1 billion sale of Bumble Bee Tuna to its largest supplier.
- Representation of Sixt Rent a Car LLC in connection with acquisition of assets from Advantage Holdco Inc. (a/k/a Advantage Rent-a-Car), a major rental car operator, pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.