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Jeffrey A. D. Cohen focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions for private equity funds, technology companies and government contractors. In this role, he leads complex domestic and cross-border transactions for strategic and private equity-backed companies across a range of industries and industry verticals. Jeff also regularly advises clients in the areas of general corporate matters, corporate governance, and securities regulations.

Having served over 20 years as trusted adviser to private equity professionals and entrepreneurs, he is known for his ability to focus on key issues, partner with clients on working toward their goals, and understand issues from both a business and legal perspective.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity financing
  • Technology
  • Equity capital markets
  • Corporate governance and reorganization
  • Joint ventures and collaborations
  • Entity structures
  • Public company advising
  • Commercial
  • Retail and consumer



  • Represented financial sponsors with platform and add-on acquisitions, exits, and portfolio company legal coverage.°
  • Represented in its sale to a Chinese consortium for $900 million in one of the largest ad tech deals in history.°
  • Represented numerous government contractors with acquisitions, exits, and general corporate matters.°
  • Represented international technology companies with growth equity financings.
  • Represented new private equity buyout fund with an acquisition of a 3PL platform.°
  • Represented a govtech and commercial IT company in its sale to a private equity buyer.°
  • Represented institutional investors in nearly $3 billion of private equity and hedge fund investments.°
  • Represented Five Guys Holdings, Inc. in several private equity rounds, many acquisitions, and a variety of other transactions.°
  • Represented a private equity backed govtech software company in its sale to a private equity buyer for over $125 million.°
  • Represented Directi Group in the sale of its web presence business to EIG International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGI) for $110 million.°
  • Represented Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY) in over 25 transactions including its $375 million acquisition of TouchNet Information Systems, Inc.°
  • Represented a global health services provider in its sale to a public strategic buyer for over $190 million.°
  • Represented a public business services company in its sale to a private equity buyer for $240 million.°
  • Represented a public community bank in its $214 million merger with Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FULT).°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Cohen prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Legislative Correspondent and Staff Assistant, U.S. Senator John W. Warner, 1993-1995

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2015-2024
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association


  • J.D., College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, 1998
  • B.S., Virginia Tech, 1992
  • Virginia