Cohen & Grigsby Receives Strategic/Corporate Acquisition of the Year Award from M&A Advisor

May 21, 2015, 14:11 ET from Cohen & Grigsby

PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- M&A Advisor recently announced that business law firm Cohen & Grigsby has been awarded the Strategic/Corporate Acquisition of the Year for the firm's work in advising Lapmaster Group Holdings LLC in its acquisition of Peter Wolters GmbH in June 2014. The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 7th Annual International M&A Awards on Tuesday, April 28th at the 2015 Awards at the New York Athletic Club, New York.

"On behalf of the entire firm, we'd like to congratulate the team led by attorney John Wingerter who negotiated and closed the deal.  We'd also like to recognize attorney Hugh Nevin, Jr. who managed the tax aspect of the merger and attorney Felix Mehler who was responsible for due diligence and coordination with the German counsel," said Jack Elliott, president and CEO, Cohen & Grigsby. "At Cohen & Grigsby, our lawyers have experience representing institutional and organizational clients and we are proud that our M&A client roster and deal list are comparable to those of firms many times our size.  We're honored to be recognized by M&A advisor for this prestigious award that is well-deserved by our M&A team."

"Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. Cohen & Grigsby was chosen from more than 500 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Cohen & Grigsby and bestow upon them our highest honor for cross border M&A firms and professionals," said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and president, The M&A Advisor. "Cohen & Grigsby represents the best of the cross border M&A industry in 2014 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates."

The M&A Advisor presented the 2015 awards at a black tie awards gala, held in conjunction with the 2015 International Financial Forum that featured more than 300 of the industry's leading cross border M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by more than 35 M&A, media, academic, and stalwarts. In addition to the announcement of the 7th Annual International M&A Awards winners, the 2015 Leadership Award was presented to Jim Bunn, senior managing director, head of investment banking, Raymond James; and Bob Profusek, partner and head of M&A, Jones Day, for their excellence in international M&A.

For a complete list of the winners please CLICK HERE.

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Since 1981, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. and its attorneys have provided sound legal advice and solutions to clients that seek to maximize their potential in a constantly changing global marketplace.  Comprised of more than 130 lawyers, Cohen & Grigsby maintains offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Naples, FL.   The firm's practice areas include Business & Tax, Labor & Employment, Immigration/International Business, Real Estate & Public Finance, Litigation, Estates & Trust, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, and Public Affairs.  Cohen & Grigsby represents private and publicly held businesses, nonprofits, multinational corporations, individuals and emerging businesses across a full spectrum of industries.  Our lawyers maintain an unwavering commitment to customer service that ensures a productive partnership.  For more information, visit  

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