William S. Kogan represents companies, family groups and individuals doing business in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Kogan began his career with the firm nearly 20 years ago. From 2007 to 2013, he served as General Counsel of a New York based private investment group engaged in developing, owning and managing institutional quality commercial real estate in the United States, and hospitality and gaming businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean. In that position, he was responsible for the group’s domestic and international legal matters, encompassing numerous properties and operating businesses throughout the region.
He has experience in corporate, commercial and real estate transactions. Specifically, he has been involved in all stages of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, including pre-deal planning and strategy, due diligence, financing, negotiating, drafting and reviewing a wide variety of transactional documents, and closing and post-closing matters. He also advises clients on other business arrangements, such as joint ventures, partnerships, licensing, distribution and franchising, predominantly in an international context. His practice extends to a wide range of other business issues, including corporate formation, structuring and governance, contract drafting, interpretation and enforcement, foreign litigation and dispute management, and compliance and regulatory issues. He also has particular expertise in serving closely-held and multi-generational family businesses with their corporate and succession plans. His work has spanned many different industries, including real estate, hospitality, gaming, financial services, natural resources and energy, and media.
As a complement to his bilingual skills (native English and Spanish), Mr. Kogan uses his international background and law firm and in-house experience to bridge the legal, business and cultural gaps that often arise in cross-border transactions, thereby advancing the business objectives of the client. He provides the firm’s clients with practical, creative and effective solutions to their legal and business problems.
Mr. Kogan graduated from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, and International Masters of Gaming Law