Gowling WLG partner and leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer David Cohen has been appointed an honorary member of the global Turnaround Management Association (TMA) hall of fame.
The TMA is the world's largest organization dedicated to corporate renewal, restructuring and distressed investing. Its more than 8,500 members include lawyers, accountants, financial advisers, liquidators, executive recruiters and consultants, among others.
Cohen is among four previous chairs to be inducted at the TMA's annual meeting this September in Colorado Springs.
A member of TMA for 20 years, Cohen has served in a number of important leadership positions. He was appointed chair in 2017 after serving as president in 2016, and previously held the positions of vice-president of membership and secretary on the executive board. He was also a member of TMA's board of trustees and international board of directors.
"My involvement in the TMA has enabled me to gain great perspectives on the turnaround management industry and the essential work we do as practitioners," said Cohen. "Being admitted to the TMA Hall of Fame is a humbling recognition. I'm definitely in good company with the other chairs – they are a tremendously dedicated group of top-tier industry players."
The Toronto-based Cohen is considered one of Canada's top financial services lawyers and is the current head of Gowling WLG's Canadian Financial Institutions & Services Group. Working with domestic and international clients across a wide range of industries, he advises on complex matters in relation to corporate and commercial financing, restructuring and insolvency, and distressed M&A.
As a result of his top-tier service and expertise, Cohen has been recognized by a number of prestigious legal guides, including Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada.
With senior practitioners located across the country, the Gowling WLG Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Group is one of the largest of its kind in Canada. The firm's lawyers have been involved in some of Canada's most complex and high-profile domestic and global cases across a range of industries, with the depth and reach to assist clients wherever their needs arise.