April 23, 2015

Glaser Weil Lawyer Brett Cohen Elected to Meritas Board of Directors

Cohen to help set strategy for alliance throughout three-year term

Related Attorney(s): Brett J. Cohen

Related Practice(s): Real Estate

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Los Angeles, California – April 22, 2015 – Glaser Weil, a Los Angeles-based law firm, today announced that Brett Cohen has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. Cohen was elected to the position during the alliance’s recent annual meeting.

In his role as a board member, Cohen will be responsible for reviewing and establishing policy and setting strategy for the alliance. Cohen will also act as an organizational leader, serving as a liaison to member firms on administrative issues. He will maintain contact with members, encourage and promote cross communications, and gather feedback on Meritas initiatives. Cohen will serve a three-year term, during which time he will also serve on the Membership Engagement Committee. The Meritas Board of Directors is comprised of 21 lawyers from its member firms around the world.

“We’re thrilled that Brett will be joining the Meritas board of directors,” said Tanna Moore, president and CEO of Meritas. “Brett has always been a strong advocate for the organization, and Meritas will continue to rely on his insights during strategic planning, business development, and member recruitment, retention and development efforts.”

Cohen has been involved with Meritas for twelve years, during which time he has served as a Member contact, participated in the annual and regional meetings and served on various task forces.

Cohen is a partner in Glaser Weil’s Real Estate Department and specializes in sophisticated loan transactions, including real property secured loans, asset-based financing and loan workouts. In addition, he handles general real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing of real property, urban in-fill, and single family residential developments. His clients have included residential and commercial property owners, developers and lenders throughout Southern California, as well as Las Vegas developers and casino and hotel owners.

About Glaser Weil
Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP is a full service law firm in Los Angeles, California.  Formed in 1988, the Firm’s clientele includes a diverse mix of international, national and local corporations and private entrepreneurs.

About Meritas
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Meritas is an international alliance of commercial law firms working across jurisdictions to provide clients the best of both worlds: a local legal partner with full service capabilities and the cost efficiency and personal attention unmatched by mega law firms. Each member law firm is required to adhere to rigorous and specific service standards on a regular basis. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Meritas has member firms in 226 global markets and nearly 7,000 lawyers. To find a Meritas law firm or for more information, visit meritas.org or call +1-612-339-8680.