Cozen O’Connor: Zanan, Michael

Michael P. Zanan



(215) 665-6917

(215) 701-2239

Michael focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and venture capital transactions. He also advises public and private companies in a wide variety of industries on various corporate matters (including corporate finance, securities law compliance, and corporate governance matters) and drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts.

Michael earned undergraduate degrees in finance (with honors and high distinction) and pre-medicine (with distinction) from The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and his M.B.A. from Villanova University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi. While in law school, Michael served as associate editor of student works for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal.

Michael has been named a Pennsylvania "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine since 2016, an honor given to the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Michael serves as vice chair of the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section and has been honored by the Philadelphia Bar Association for his leadership and contributions as co-chair of the Venture Capital and Private Equity Law Committee.



64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

IMPACT 2015 Capital Conference

November 03, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

Industry Sectors


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Villanova University, M.B.A., 2007
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 2004

Awards & Honors

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016-2019

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vice Chair, Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section
  • Co-Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association Venture Capital & Private Equity Law Committee (2015-2018)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association