Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP is pleased to announce that Benjamin M. Cooke has joined the Cleveland office as a partner in the Firm’s Business Practice Area. Cooke brings 20 years of corporate and transactional experience in middle market mergers and acquisition transactions across a wide variety of industries.
“We are very excited about the immediate impact Ben is making on the Firm,” remarked Hahn Loeser Business Practice Area Chair Rocco Debitetto. “He is an exciting addition to our team, and brings an elite array of skills and experience that our clients will benefit from for many years to come.”
Cooke represents both private sellers and buyers in mergers and acquisitions and has advised numerous buyers in management group buyouts, corporate divestitures, and spin-offs. He also represents private equity and independent deal sponsors and serves as outside general counsel to private companies both in Ohio and nationally, handling contract and transactional matters, including shareholder and corporate governance issues, employment and executive compensation, real estate, and business succession planning.
A Northeast Ohio native, Cooke earned his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame.