Eric M. Kogan

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Eric Kogan is chair of the firm's Business Transactions Group and a member of its Managing Committee, representing clients in a broad range of corporate, strategic, financial, and commercial transactions and providing business counseling for corporate clients as well as for entrepreneurs and executives.

    Mr. Kogan has significant experience working with emerging, middle-market, and multinational clients involved in a wide range of industry verticals, including digital media, consumer products, food and beverage, and technology. He advises on structuring and negotiating the full range of commercial agreements that enable his clients to bring their products and services to market. 

    He regularly represents international clients in connection with the corporate, commercial, and regulatory issues they face doing business in the United States, and also advises his clients in their cross-border business transactions.

    Mr. Kogan has substantial experience in complex mergers and acquisitions, acting for both strategic and financial interests. He leads teams of M&A lawyers, as well as lawyers from allied practice groups, to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients' most challenging transactions. In addition, Mr. Kogan represents venture capital and private equity investors in debt and equity financings and buy outs, and regularly advises their portfolio companies on the legal issues they face throughout their growth cycle.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Drafted new insurance reinvestment fund tax legislation in Connecticut and represented a group of venture capital partnerships in establishing an insurance reinvestment fund approved by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development to channel investments by insurance companies into start-up or emerging businesses in Connecticut. These types of funds exist in some other states and are commonly referred to as Capco Funds.
      • Representation of Home Dialysis Plus Ltd. concerning investment by Warburg Pincus and Vertical Funds.
      • Mergers and Acquisitions

      • Representation of The Nielsen Company (U.S.) LLC - a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement and trade shows - in more than 10 investment, merger and acquisition, and tax restructuring matters.

      • Acquisitions and Sales

      • Representation of an elevator manufacturer in relocating and expanding its manufacturing facility to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Robinson+Cole's team of lawyers from its real estate, environmental, tax, and corporate practice groups helped the client obtain a loan from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to buy the property. The firm also helped the client apply for an urban sites grant from the DECD and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to remediate historic contamination on the property that was limiting its redevelopment. Robinson+ Cole also assisted with a reverse 1031 sale of the client's former facility in Port Chester, New York, and the purchase of a facility in Kansas before acquiring the Bridgeport site.
      • Other Experiences

      • Representation of the United Way of Eastern Fairfield County related to its merger with United Way of Westport-Weston to become United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.
      • Representation of Action-Housing of Norwalk, a nonprofit developer of affordable housing, regarding its merger into the Mutual Housing Association of Southwestern Connecticut, Inc., a nonprofit housing development corporation serving Fairfield County.
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Fairfield County Bar Association
      Co-chair of Business Law Section
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Stamford Center for the Arts
      Member of Board of Directors
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Deal Breakers: What Can Derail a Deal and How a CFO Can Keep It on Track," moderator, hosted by the CFO Knowledge Network in Norwalk, Connecticut (9/23/2016)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • October 10, 2016

        Eric Kogan Moderates Knowledge Network Panel

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      • April 13, 2016

        Robinson+ Cole Is Supporting Sponsor of Spotlight Soirée

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      • March 1, 2016

        Eric Kogan Quoted in Hartford Business Journal Publication

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      • May 29, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Is Supporting Sponsor of Palace Theatre Spotlight Soiree Featuring Jay Leno

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      • November 18, 2014

        Join Robinson+Cole at the 4th Annual Economic Forum

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      • May 10, 2013

        Stamford Lawyers Attend Conference Hosted by ACG-CT and CVG

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      • May 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Business Transactions Partners Deliver Series on Strategic Investments

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      • April 15, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Supports Arts and Education in Stamford

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      • January 5, 2011

        Robinson & Cole’s Deal Team Dominates Venture Deals in Q3

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      • November 30, 2010

        Third Annual CT Digital Media/CVG Conference Tackles Social Media and the Enterprise

      • August 9, 2010

        Second Annual “Network, Nosh, and Rock ‘n Roll” for Digital Media Group

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      • December 10, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Plays a Leading Role at Connecticut Digital Media Conference

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      • September 23, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Elected As Cochair of FCBA Business Section

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      R+C News Releases

      • August 28, 2017

        Business Transactions Group Involved in Investment Transaction with Connecticut Specialty Chemical Supplier

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      • July 20, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Earns Legal 500 US Ranking

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      • July 2, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Wins ACG New York Champion’s Award

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      • June 5, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Finalist for the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Award

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      • May 23, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Expands Rapidly Growing Private Equity/M&A Practice

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    • Newsletters

      Newsletters

      Preferred Stockholders v. Common Stockholders: Who's Really the Preferred Stockholder? (07/07/2010)