William S. Kogan
William represents companies, family groups and individuals doing business in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. He began his career in 1994 as an associate in the Latin American Practice Group of Fox Horan & Camerini LLP, an international law firm in New York City, and in 2005 became a Partner of that firm.
From 2007 to 2013, he served as General Counsel of a New York based private investment group engaged in developing, owning and managing institutional quality commercial real estate in the United States, and hospitality and gaming businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean. In that position, he was responsible for the group’s domestic and international legal matters, encompassing numerous properties and operating businesses throughout the region. William returned to Fox Horan as a Partner in 2014, and served as outside General Counsel to several groups, before joining CLG in 2018.
He has experience in corporate, commercial and real estate transactions. Specifically, he has been involved in all stages of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, including pre-deal planning and strategy, due diligence, financing, negotiating, drafting and reviewing a wide variety of transactional documents, and closing and post-closing matters. He also advises clients on other business arrangements, such as joint ventures, partnerships, licensing, distribution and franchising, predominantly in an international context. His practice extends to a wide range of other business issues, including corporate formation, structuring and governance, contract drafting, interpretation and enforcement, foreign litigation and dispute management, and compliance and regulatory issues. He also has particular expertise in serving closely-held and multi-generational family businesses with their corporate and succession plans. His work has spanned many different industries, including real estate, hospitality, gaming, financial services, natural resources and energy, smart city development, and media.
As a complement to his bilingual skills (native English and Spanish), Mr. Kogan uses his international background and law firm and in-house experience to bridge the legal, business and cultural gaps that often arise in cross-border transactions, thereby advancing the business objectives of the client. He provides the firm’s clients with practical, creative and effective solutions to their legal and business problems.
- Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1993
- Connecticut College, B.A., 1989
- New York
- Not admitted in Puerto Rico