Andrea Cohen

Partner

San Francisco Office

580 California Street, Suite 1200

San Francisco, CA 94104

415.425.9646 direct
acohen@acceleronlaw.com

Education

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
M.B.A., Northeastern University Graduate School of Business
B.A., Philosophy and Art History, Cum Laude, Boston University

Memberships

The State Bar of California

 

Andrea practice focuses on the structuring and formation of small and micro venture investment funds, including SPVs and series investment vehicles. She also advises individual and institutional fund investors on the terms and conditions of funds in which they propose to invest, and further advises members and managers of investment funds as they evaluate their arrivals and departures from fund management groups.

Andrea began forming venture funds in 1997 while an associate at Cooley LLP, a law firm that primarily represents the sponsor side of venture funds. At Cooley, she was involved in the formation of venture, private equity, buyout, mezzanine, corporate, and international funds. Subsequently, as counsel at Nixon Peabody LLP, a law firm consistently ranked in the top three U.S. law firms for representation of institutional fund investors, Andrea reviewed fund investment agreements and advised the foremost North American institutional investors on their venture and private equity investments. At Morrison & Foerster LLP, her work focused on both sponsor- and investor-side representation. Andrea has worked at companies as large as BlackRock, and as small as family offices. She served as in-house counsel at SeedAsia, a Shanghai-based funding portal, and at SharesPost Financial Corporation, a secondary trading market for pre-ipo shares.

As a Partner at Acceleron Law Group, Andrea draws on more than twenty years of fund formation experience to advise sponsors who seek to form small funds. With the support of Acceleron Law Group’s resources, she provides a combination of speed, efficiency, and cost effectiveness that is often unavailable from large law firms. Andrea’s clients receive legal services consistent with years of experience at premier law firms delivered with personal attention.

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