Martha J. Flanders

Counsel
Corporate Department
Commercial & Real Property Finance Department
Martha J. Flanders

“Is my philosophy that a great attorney must be honest, confident, analytical, attentive, trustworthy, responsive and have a great work ethic. I bring these qualities to each case and work toward solutions in a timely and economical fashion. Additionally, my time spent on various business and charitable boards ”

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Martha J. Flanders is Counsel in the Firm’s Corporate and Commercial & Real Property Finance Departments. She brings valuable experience to the firm as she has been practicing Corporate and Business Law for over 30 years at several prestigious New York City firms.

Most recently, Ms. Flanders was a partner at Cozen O’Conner where she practiced in the Corporate Law Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, venture capital investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances and corporate finance transactions, including premium finance, life settlement and related capital markets and securitization transactions. Prior to joining Cozen, Ms. Flanders was a partner at WolfBlock LLP in New York.

Some of the recent complex transactions in which Ms. Flanders has been involved include representation of:

An internet information aggregator in its $25 million recapitalization which includes the sale of preferred securities and a tender offer for outstanding securities

Private equity funds in their $20-$25 million acquisitions of portfolios of life settlements

A leading social media advertiser in a two-step sale of the company to a foreign public advertising conglomerate

A corporate investment advisor in the sale of the company to a private bank

A technology company in the $55 million sale of its business to a Fortune 500 company

A technology company in multiple private placements of equity and convertible debt securities in several rounds of financings, including initial financing, bridge financings and up and down rounds of financings with angel, venture capital and strategic investors

A storage company in a $10 million recapitalization which included the take out of one investor group by another investor group

An asset management company with approximately $1 billion of assets under management in connection with its acquisitions of related businesses and management life-outs

Banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers in secured and unsecured lending transactions ranging in size from $2 million to $80 million, including premium financial transactions

Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A.in English, Barnard College
    • cum laude

Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, NY

Martha J. Flanders is Counsel in the Firm’s Corporate and Commercial & Real Property Finance Departments. She brings valuable experience to the firm as she has been practicing Corporate and Business Law for over 30 years at several prestigious New York City firms.

Most recently, Ms. Flanders was a partner at Cozen O’Conner where she practiced in the Corporate Law Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, venture capital investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances and corporate finance transactions, including premium finance, life settlement and related capital markets and securitization transactions. Prior to joining Cozen, Ms. Flanders was a partner at WolfBlock LLP in New York.

Some of the recent complex transactions in which Ms. Flanders has been involved include representation of:

An internet information aggregator in its $25 million recapitalization which includes the sale of preferred securities and a tender offer for outstanding securities

Private equity funds in their $20-$25 million acquisitions of portfolios of life settlements

A leading social media advertiser in a two-step sale of the company to a foreign public advertising conglomerate

A corporate investment advisor in the sale of the company to a private bank

A technology company in the $55 million sale of its business to a Fortune 500 company

A technology company in multiple private placements of equity and convertible debt securities in several rounds of financings, including initial financing, bridge financings and up and down rounds of financings with angel, venture capital and strategic investors

A storage company in a $10 million recapitalization which included the take out of one investor group by another investor group

An asset management company with approximately $1 billion of assets under management in connection with its acquisitions of related businesses and management life-outs

Banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers in secured and unsecured lending transactions ranging in size from $2 million to $80 million, including premium financial transactions

  • Chairman of the Board, LittleMissMatched, LLC. (privately held iconic tween apparel company)
  • Trustee, Board of Trustees of Albany Law School
  • Board Member, Former Executive Committee Member and Former General Counsel of the Business Council of Westchester
  • Board Member, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation
  • Former Vice President, Executive Committee and Board Member, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Westchester County Bar Association, Law Office Management Special Committee
  • Former Acting President, Orienta Point Association (neighborhood organization)
  • Former Chair, Law Practice Management Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Town Prosecutor, Town of Mamaroneck
  • Former Member, Village of Mamaroneck, Harbor Commission
  • Gender Fair Award, for recognition as a true model for diversity and inclusion, presented by the NBA’s New York Liberty, 2019
  • 2019 Gender Fair Certification, for being the first and only law firm certified for diversity and inclusion, by Gender Fair NYC
  • 2017 Small Business Award, for Excellence in overall firm growth, featured in the Fall issue of 914Inc.
  • 2012 Equal Access to Justice Award recipient, an honor extended by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021
  • Business Hall of Fame’s Small Business Success Award, sponsored by The Business Council of Westchester and received on behalf of the Firm, 2009
  • Pace Setter Award, for excellence in professional and community work, sponsored in part by Pace Law School and the Westchester County Bar Association, 2008
  • Family Friendly Employment Policy Award, presented by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and received on behalf of the Firm, 2008
  • Presenter, “How to Navigate the Sale and/or Merger of a Small to Midsize Law Practice: What are the Options?”, CLE program, NYSBA 50+ Section Annual Meeting Program, NYC (2023)
  • Presenter, “How to Navigate the Sale and/or Merger of a Small to Midsize Law Practice: What are the Options?” Webinar, Virtual CLE program, NYSBA 50+ Section (2023)
  • Panelist, “How Employers Have Implemented New Opportunities in DEI… and the Challenges that Remain” presented by the Business Council of Westchester (2022)
  • Panelist, “Men as Allies: It Takes All of Us,” 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, Manhattanville College (2019)
  • Presenter, “Origination Credit and Partner Compensation: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due”, CLE program, Center for Competitive Management (2015)
  • Presenter, “Real Property Law Update”, New York State Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Section Fall Meeting (2014)
  • Co-Panelist, “Partners’ Compensation”, New York State Bar Association, Law Practice Management Committee and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education (2014)
  • Orientation Presenter, Albany Law School (2014)
  • Presenter, “Hot Tips for Building Client Relations” CLE program, New York State Bar Association Marketing Conference (2014)
  • Co-Presenter, “See How Technology Makes the Business Side of Law Easier & More Effective” CLE program, Westchester County Bar Association (2013)
  • Co-Presenter, “Essential Residential Real Estate Law: Contract to Closing Without a Headache” CLE program, Pace Law School (2013)
  • Panelist, Westchester Grow Forum for Entrepreneurs, presented by the Westchester County Office of Economic Development and the Gateway to Entrepreneurship at Westchester Community College (2012)
  • Program Faculty, New York State Bar Association, “Strategies for Progressing Equity Partners”, LPM CLE webcast (2012)
  • Co-Presenter, Westchester County Bar Association Real Property Section CLE, “Commercial Properties – The Nuts and Bolts of Buying, Selling and Leasing” (2012)
  • Presenter, Westchester County Bar Association CLE program entitled “10 Hot Management Tips for Driving the Bottom Line to Profitability and Creating Professional Satisfaction” (2012)
  • Co-Presenter for the Westchester County Bar Association webinar, “Tech Tips to Enhance Profitability and Competitiveness” (2011)
  • Co-Presenter, “BANKRUPTCY Defalcation and Rooker-Feldman Doctrine/Res Judicata”CLE program (2011)
  • Co-Presenter, “Commercial Purchasing, Leasing and Workouts” seminar, sponsored by Skyline Title, Inc. and promoted in part by the Westchester County Bar Association and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (2009)
  • Guest Speaker, Pace Law School’s New Directions Program (2008)
  • Presenter, Westchester Women’s Bar Association Real Estate Expo on the subject of commercial real estate transactions (2008)

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