jerome b cohen
Jerome B. “Jerry” Cohen

As a partner at Barton Benson Jones PLLC, Mr. Cohen brings over 25 years of experience in the areas of general business and corporate law including commercial transactions, business formation and start-ups, debt financing, mergers and sales and acquisitions.


A graduate of Tulane University (B.A., History 1987 Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of Texas School of Law  (J.D. with Honors 1991), Mr. Cohen represents both start-up and long-standing business organizations, individual entrepreneurs and health care organizations in all forms of commercial transactions, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions as well as in the negotiation, drafting and review of commercial contracts.

For new enterprises, Mr. Cohen represents businesses and entrepreneurs in the organization and start-up planning and in the capitalization of business entities, raising capital through both the issuance of equity to investors and third-party debt financing.

Mr. Cohen also is engaged in forming and restructuring corporate entities, partnerships and limited liability companies and in negotiating and drafting shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements and other governance documents. In addition, Mr. Cohen provides ongoing legal representation as outside general counsel to many private and closely-held businesses.

Membership & Admissions:

State Bar of Texas
San Antonio Bar Association

Accolades & Awards:

Scene in SA Magazine
One of San Antonio’s Best Corporate & Securities Attorneys – 2008, 2010

Community Involvement:

Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio
Chair of the Board/President 2004 – 2006; Chair Elect of the Board 2003 – 2004; Vice President/Treasurer 2000 – 2003; Executive Committee 2000 – 2006; Board of Directors 1994 – 2008; JCC Alter Award for Emerging Leaders

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community
Chair of the Board/President 2008 – 2010; Vice President/Treasurer 2004 – 2006; Executive Committee 2004 – 2010; Board of Directors 2004 – 2010

Texas Organ Sharing Alliance
Board of Directors 2010 – 2011

Health Care Think Tank 2008 – 2010

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