Edward Baxter

Cozen O'Connor PC

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Philadelphia 19103 PA US

Edward L. Baxter is a former chair of the firm’s Business Law Department, and a former member of the firm’s board of directors. He concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters, and corporate taxation.

Edward has extensive experience in the general representation of businesses, both public and privately owned, including the corporate and tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, public offerings of debt and equity securities, corporate formations, restructurings, and liquidations and financing techniques, including asset-backed securitizations and syndications.

Edward is presently an adjunct professor of law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law and teaches courses on mergers and acquisitions. He has served as a member of the board of overseers of Widener University School of Law. Additionally, he is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia bar associations.

Edward received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Widener University in 1968, and earned his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1971, where he was an editor of the law review.


  • Handled the sale of a 70 percent interest for the shareholders of an environmental equipment company, for approximately $35 million. The transaction involved the sale of all of the assets of the corporation owned by the individual shareholders to a newly formed corporation in which the selling shareholders have a 30 percent interest.
  • Handled the acquisition of all of the stock of Carolina Door Controls, Inc., the largest distributor of automatic doors in the United States, for Dorma GmbH, a multi-national corporation headquartered in Germany.
  • Completed $100 million stock purchase agreement for our clients, the controlling shareholders of Lehigh Press, Inc., a textbook cover manufacturer, when Von Hoffman Corporation, a national printing company, purchased all of the Lehigh Press stock.
  • Represented Flagship Credit Corporation, an automotive finance business, in the closing of a $500 million credit facility.


  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1971
  • Widener University, B.S., 1968

BAR ADMISSIONS : Pennsylvania



  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association


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