Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman P.L. announces the arrival of Lewis R. Cohen as Partner. Based in the law firm’s Miami office, Cohen is an accomplished banking attorney with four decades of experience.
Cohen joins Weiss Serota after operating his own boutique firm for more than 20 years. He previously served as general counsel for a Florida-based national bank and outside general counsel for numerous banks and lenders. Cohen has expertise in banking law, commercial finance, regulatory compliance, commercial transactions and commercial litigation.
“Lewis is a tremendous addition to our Miami office and demonstrates our commitment to expanding our statewide complex commercial transaction practice,” said Miami Office Managing Director Mitch Bierman. “His creativity and his deep understanding of banking operations, regulatory frameworks and complex transactions complements the diverse expertise of our business attorneys.”
Cohen’s practice involves advising and representing banks in a variety of matters, including deposit operations, lending limits, online and mobile banking, vendor contracts, loan operations, commercial finance, loan documentation and regulatory matters. He also represents banks, individuals, and investors with respect to new loan transactions and modifications, real estate purchases, and sales and leasing of branch office facilities.
“I am thrilled to join such a terrific group of attorneys,” said Cohen. “The firm’s zoning, land use, municipal law, litigation and bankruptcy groups are a great complement to my practice, and I look forward to bringing my banking, finance and real estate experience to the firm’s existing Business Transactions Division.”
Cohen earned his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University.