Sherman A. Cohen

Partner

Fax: 404.873.8631

Biography

Sherman is a partner and chair of the Corporate & Finance practice and previously served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Drawing upon 35 years of transactional experience, Sherman advises public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings and joint ventures, as well as corporate governance matters.

Clients in the technology, healthcare, specialty finance and restaurant industries hire Sherman because they know he will guide them through the most complicated matters with confidence. Specific to the healthcare space, Sherman’s experience embraces healthcare information technology companies and investors who rely upon his smart, practical approach to transactions.

As a delegate on the Georgia Technology and Trade Mission to Israel, Sherman accompanied a former governor to participate in business and diplomatic meetings, further cementing the strong relationship between the state of Georgia and Israel.

Experience

  • Represented a joint venture of nonprofit Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies, in the sale of two informatics and data analytics subsidiaries, to a later-stage healthcare information technology company and to another Blue Cross affiliate.

  • Represented a leading provider of end-to-end solutions for healthcare data acquisition, auditing and analytics, in a recapitalization transaction with Elm Park Capital Management.

  • Assisted in the representation of specialty finance company, Peachtree Settlement Funding, in the merger of its affiliate with an affiliate of JG Wentworth to create the largest purchaser of structured settlement payment streams in the industry.

  • Assisted Ilim Timber Industry, a large Russian timber processing company, in its $55 million acquisition of Tolleson Lumber Co. in connection with the employee benefits aspects of the transaction.

  • Represented DRB Capital, LLC, a leading specialty finance company, in multiple securitization transactions collateralized by structured settlement receivables, annuities and pre-settlement receivables

  • Represented large restaurant franchisee in simultaneous closing of equity financing, debt refinancing and two acquisitions that doubled the size of the company

Credentials

  • Columbia Law School, Juris Doctor
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science - Accounting and Finance,

    cum laude

  • State of Georgia
    • Conexx (formerly American-Israel Chamber of Commerce—Southeast Region), Board of Directors
    • Governor Sonny Perdue’s Technology and Trade Mission to Israel, Delegate, November 2005
    • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Board of Advisors

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law), 2018-20
  • Georgia Super Lawyers (Business/Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions), multiple years
  • “Legal Elite,” Georgia Trend, multiple years
  • Accompanied former Georgia Governor as a delegate on the Georgia Technology and Trade Mission to Israel to participate in business and diplomatic meetings.

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