Experienced Corporate Attorney Elliot Kermani Joins Ervin Cohen & Jessup

Ervin Cohen & Jessup today announced that Elliot N. Kermani has joined its Business and Corporate Law Department as an Of Counsel. Kermani has more than 15 years of experience advising Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and emerging growth companies, as well as investors, entrepreneurs and small to mid-market businesses. Some of the companies with whom he has worked include Yahoo!, Goldman Sachs, UrbanDaddy, Fiji Water and POM Wonderful.

“Increasing demands among our corporate clients continue the need to expand the practice,” said Barry MacNaughton, the firm’s co-managing partner. “Elliot’s in-house experience coupled with his Big Law training make him an outstanding addition and tremendous resource to our clients.”

Kermani’s practice includes providing strategic, legal and business counsel to technology, hospitality, internet, digital media, e-commerce, entertainment, retail, real estate, and financial service companies. He primarily works on corporate and commercial matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, licensing and technology deals, equity and debt financings and investments, corporate and LLC formation and governance, product launches, and advertising, branding and marketing arrangements.

Kermani joins Ervin Cohen & Jessup from LegalZoom where he served as Lead Corporate Attorney as part of the Product Innovation team. Prior to LegalZoom, Kermani provided both in-house and outside counsel to Yahoo! and a variety of other entities. Kermani also practiced at DLA Piper and Skadden in Los Angeles.

Kermani has volunteered with the Bet Tzedek Holocaust Survivor Justice Network, which has helped thousands of survivors obtain reparations through a variety of special programs. He has an undergraduate degree in Business-Economics from UCLA and a J.D. from NYU School of Law.