Benjamin M. Cooke
Benjamin M. Cooke
Partner

200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

Benjamin Cooke is a partner in Hahn Loeser’s Business Practice Area and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Transactions Group. He has a wide range of experience representing both private sellers and buyers in M&A transactions and has advised numerous buyers in management group buyouts, corporate divestitures, and spin-offs. Benjamin represents private equity and independent deal sponsors and serves as outside general counsel to private companies both in Ohio and nationally, where he handles all contract and transactional matters including shareholder and corporate governance issues, employment and executive compensation, real estate, and business succession planning.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2023 – present
  • Partner, Wickens Herzer Panza, 2015-23
  • Partner, Cooke & Co., LPA, 2009-15
  • Associate, Jones Day, 2008-09
  • Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright, 2004-08

 

Credentials

Education
  • University of Dayton, J.D., 2004
    • Honors & Activities: Honors & Activities: Law Review, Executive Editor, 2003-04
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2001
    • Honors & Activities: Honors & Activities: Four-year varsity baseball
Community Involvement

West Side Catholic Center, Board of Directors, 2006-22

 

Lorain County Community College Foundation, 2023 – present

 

Ignatius High School Alumni Council

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, 2024

 

Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers®, 2008

 

Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2018-2019

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio

 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Memberships & Affiliations

Alliance of M&A Advisors

 

University of Notre Dame Monogram Club