Devin Cohen concentrates his practice on business and commercial real estate transactions, advising business and commercial real estate owners regarding a comprehensive spectrum of corporate and commercial real estate activity. His expertise includes mergers and acquisitions; entity choice and formation; shareholder/operating agreements; buy/sell agreements; corporate financing (both from financial institutions and private equity); drafting and negotiating custom business contracts; general corporate counsel; and the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of commercial real estate.
Devin has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers of businesses across multiple industries, negotiating retail, office and warehouse leases with major national tenants and helping real estate developers secure construction financing from both institutional lenders and private equity.
A graduate of SUNY Binghamton in 2001, Devin received his J.D. from American University – Washington College of Law in 2006. Prior to joining OLSS, Devin was associated with a corporate boutique law firm in Bergen County, where he received “Big Law” corporate training in a small firm setting.
Devin is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized for years on Super lawyer’s list of New Jersey Rising Stars. He is married with three children and lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Counseled Richards Manufacturing, a premier manufacturer of overhead and underground electrical and natural gas distribution products, in a strategic investment by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (transaction terms not disclosed)
Represented Nestle Waters North America in connection with numerous purchases and sales of home and office water delivery businesses
Advised Bain Capital in connection with purchase of leading producer of specialty cosmetic products by its portfolio company, WWP (transaction terms not disclosed)
Represented major real estate developer in connection with joint venture arrangements and construction lending for a new 375,000 square foot office and innovation hub in downtown Morristown that includes two office buildings and public green space
Negotiated leases on behalf of landlords for major national and regional retail tenants, including Macy’s, Aldi’s, Chick-fil-a, Marshall’s/TJ Maxx and Total Wine & Spirits
American Bar Association, member
New Jersey State Bar Association, member
Morris County Bar Association, member
Hudson-Bergen Inn of Transactional Attorneys, member