Jay Coogan


Jay Coogan represents private equity, venture capital, and other investment firms—as well as privately held companies—in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, venture capital financings, and the establishment of startup and emerging businesses.

Jay's clients invest in and operate enterprises spanning a range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, business services, consumer products, and health care. He also works with institutional investors in the purchase, sale, financing, and operation of their portfolio companies.


Representative Matters

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Dollar Financial Group, Inc., in its acquisition of Cash-N-Dash Check Cashing, Inc.
  • Honeywell, Inc. in its acquisition of APT Incorporated, an operator of air and fluid management systems
  • Penn Maid Foods, Inc. in its sale to Crowley Foods, Inc.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Justice Andrew G.T. Moore II, Supreme Court of the State of Delaware

Professional Activities

Member, Association for Corporate Growth

Member, Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) —Event Chair for IMPACT 2011 Conference 

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA has recognized Jay in Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions every year since 2010

Speaking Engagements

“Alternative Financing Options in M&A: Seller Notes, Asset-Backed, Mezzanine, Joint Ventures, Private Equity,” Strafford Webinars, May 5, 2021

"Drafting Transfer Provisions in M&A Agreements," Strafford, November 2020

"Drafting Transfer Provisions in Joint Acquisition Vehicles; Preserving Flexibility, Avoiding Pitfalls," Lawline, September 2020

Board Memberships & Community Service

Business Advisory Board, Beyond Celiac

Parents Board, Bucknell University


“It’s a Customer Service Business,” Inside the Minds: Leading Corporate Lawyers - Industry Experts Share Their Knowledge on the Art and Science of Corporate Law, July 2003



Tulane Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, Dean's Medal, Order of the Coif)

Vanderbilt University (B.A.)


New York