Richard S. Cohen

Mr. Cohen has been President of The Walden Group for more than 25 years and has orchestrated more than 150 merger, acquisition and corporate alliance transactions there. He is an expert on healthcare industry dynamics, corporate valuation matters, and complex transactions and corporate growth strategies.

Mr. Cohen has been called upon to lecture at major healthcare conferences and universities on the subject of mergers and acquisitions and related topics. He was Co-Chair of the 7th Annual Healthcare M & A Conference. He also chaired a conference, entitled “E-Commerce Strategies for Medical Device Manufacturers”, as part of the annual Medical Design and Device convention in New York City.

Mr. Cohen began his career as a corporate and securities attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a prominent law firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He then was associated with a private corporate acquisitions firm, where he was a senior officer. He has been an officer and director of several public and private companies. As president, he led a manufacturer of security devices and has been associated with medical companies for decades. He has a B.A. degree from Cornell University, a J.D. degree from The New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the law review, and attended the Leonard M. Stern Graduate School of Business, New York University.

Mr. Cohen has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, and is involved with several philanthropic institutions.  He is an advisor to  Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. whose mission is to provide specialized academic enrichment, leadership development, and mentoring programs to disadvantaged students to assist them in entering medical and science careers and helping them meet the nation’s healthcare and science needs.  He also advises El Centro Hispano, Inc., which supports the Hispanic community. For years, he has been a leader in cross-cultural bridge building with Muslim, African-American, Hispanic and other communities.

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