Becker & Poliakoff


Licensed in both Florida and California, Mr. Cohen is a seasoned corporate and real estate transactional attorney whose clients range from small entrepreneurial ventures to small and mid-sized business and to high net worth individuals and families. In his more than 20 years of practice, Mr. Cohen provides guidance and expertise on a full spectrum of corporate and real estate transactional matters, including but not limited to, entity choice and formation (both for profit and not-for- profit entities), mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, corporate governance, securities compliance and landlord/tenant matters.


In connection with his corporate and real estate practice, Mr. Cohen regularly counsels his clients in preparing, negotiating and/or enforcing:

  • limited liability company operating agreements and/or partnership agreements
  • confidentiality, nondisclosure and non-circumvention agreements
  • employment agreements
  • consulting and/or independent contractor agreements
  • employee and executive compensation plans and awards
  • non-competition agreements and other similar restrictive covenants
  • separation and release agreements
  • sales agency agreements
  • licensing agreements
  • manufacturing and similar private label agreements
  • distribution agreements
  • equipment leasing agreements
  • finder’s agreements
  • escrow agreements
  • forbearance agreements
  • dissolution and windup agreements
  • shareholder agreements and buy-sell agreements
  • private placements
  • investor rights agreements
  • voting agreements
  • drag along and tag-along agreements
  • restricted stock agreements
  • right of first refusal agreements
  • option agreements
  • director observer agreements
  • irrevocable proxies
  • investment advisory agreements
  • software as a service agreements
  • residential and commercial lease agreements
  • trademarks and servicemarks
  • corporate reorganizations and spinoffs
  • promissory notes and related loan agreements
  • shared appreciation loans
  • guaranty agreements
  • security agreements
  • subordination agreements
  • inter-creditor agreements
  • letters of intent
  • settlement agreements

Mr. Cohen also co-counsels his corporate clients regarding best practices in preparing a business for a business for sale, providing for succession planning across a broad range of industries, professional licensing and regulatory matters and general corporate guidance.