Biography

Michael Cohen represents early stage and mid-market companies as well as venture, hedge and private equity funds in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, financing transactions and general corporate and commercial matters at all stages of the corporate life cycle. Michael works closely with Brown Rudnick’s London office in counseling UK and European clients engaging in transactions involving US concerns.

Michael’s practice includes:

  • Business Organizations and Founders’ Agreements: Michael has advised dozens of founder teams on issues including choice of entity, equity compensation and agreements among founders related to such issues as transfer of ownership, decision making and founder departure arrangements.
  • Venture-Style Financing Transactions: Michael advises funds and target companies in connection with financing transaction deal terms and stockholders agreements.
  • Corporate Governance and Securities Law Compliance: Michael routinely advises his clients on compliance with applicable corporate law, and federal and state securities laws related to financing activities and equity compensation arrangements.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Domestic and Cross-Border: Michael has acted for buyers and sellers in sales, purchases and business combination transactions involving the transfer of assets and stock.

Representation

Represented RA Capital Management, LLC as lead counsel in the $150 million Series E financing of Peloton Therapeutics, Inc.

Represented RA Capital Management, LLC as lead counsel in the $150 million Series E financing of Peloton Therapeutics, Inc.

Represented Highland Europe and True as lead counsel in the $120 million Series B financing of Zwift Inc.

Represented RA Capital Management LLC and Bain Capital Life Sciences as lead counsel in the $50 million Series C financing of Solid Bioscience.

Represented PicOnyx, Inc. in connection with a strategic transaction involving CARBO Certamics, Inc.

Represented Geode Therapeutics, Inc. in connection with its Series A financing.

Represented Pallidus, Inc. in connection with multiple equity financings.

Represented Scrum, Inc. in connection with multiple international joint ventures.

Represented Oxford University Innovations and Oxford Sciences Innovation in connection with portfolio company matters.

Represented SoluTech, Inc. (Scroll Network) in connection with the initial offering of the SCRL Token

Represented Hallux, Inc., an investigational-stage pharmaceutical company, in connection with its Series A financing.

Represented Melior Innovations, Inc., a materials technology company, in connection with an equity investment led by Germany-based ALTANA AG.

Represented eCommerce company Moltin in connection with a cross-border double share exchange transaction and seed financing led by Frontline Ventures and crowdfunding syndicates managed by AngelList and FundersClub.

Represented FieldAware Group Limited, a portfolio company of The Oyster Group, with the acquisition of Skeds LLC.

Represented OMERS Private Equity in connection with the acquisition of Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. by Golf Town (an OMERS portfolio company).

Represented Punchbowl, Inc. in connection with multiple equity financings.

Education

University of Toronto Faculty of Law – J.D., 2005
McGill University – B.A., with distinction, 2000

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
New York
Barrister and Solicitor, Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario, Canada)
Professional Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association
Director, New England-Canada Business Council