(PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 4, 2017) Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia-based law firm, is excited to welcome Chad Cowan to the firm as a Senior Associate. Chad brings to the firm extensive experience advising a wide variety of companies including family held businesses, private equity owned enterprises and Fortune 500 companies in buy-side and sell-side mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations. He also has considerable experience in commercial and licensing transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, international manufacturing agreements (with a particular emphasis on inbound procurement from China), software licensing agreements, angel and venture capital investments and other general corporate and commercial matters. Previously, Chad practiced in the Corporate and Securities group at White and Williams LLP, in the Corporate group at Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC in Pittsburgh and in the Business and Finance group at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP in Pittsburgh.
Chad obtained his Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was also a Research Editor of Law Review, and his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism (Cum Laude) from the University of Georgia.
“We’ve been looking to deepen our bench on the M&A side of our practice,” said Christopher McDemus, a Managing Partner of the firm, “but it’s difficult to find large firm-trained attorneys that have mid-level experience and are entrepreneurial enough to see the benefit of working in a cutting edge, yet smaller, corporate boutique law firm.” “Chad matches our criteria and it’s incredibly exciting to have someone with his talent and experience join our firm.”
“I was very excited to find that Chad’s experience nicely balances M&A work with technology transactions, which will make him a real asset for our growth technology clients,” said Andrew Baer, a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the firm. “In addition, Chad spent many years in the Pittsburgh legal market which adds more depth to our growing Pittsburgh bench.”
As part of its growth strategy, Baer Crossey McDemus continues to seek opportunities to augment the firm’s legal products and service offerings and attract experienced talent with the combination of business and legal acumen to support innovative and growth-oriented clients. The firm is committed to helping its clients, which range from pre-funded startups to Fortune 500 companies, build and protect value. The addition of highly experienced subject matter experts in the venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisitions areas who share the firm’s entrepreneurial vision will fuel its continued growth in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh markets and its planned expansion into other technology hubs.
About Baer Crossey McDemus LLC
Baer Crossey McDemus LLC is a corporate, technology, intellectual property and emerging growth law firm that delivers next-generation counsel for innovative start-up and emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs, as well as efficiency-minded middle market and large corporate clients. Founded by former Morgan Lewis and Wolf Block attorney-entrepreneurs, the firm offers a cutting-edge yet affordable suite of products and services. Baer Crossey McDemus partners with emerging growth companies and also assists established businesses, non-profits and artists with the intricacies of technology, intellectual property and corporate law. Baer Crossey McDemus’ attorneys have large firm backgrounds, but they are also entrepreneurs, software and app developers, and bloggers themselves, as well as proud sponsors of Philadelphia-area bootstrapping organizations, charities, non-profits and the arts. Baer Crossey McDemus maintains offices in Center City Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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