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Matthew  Cohen

Executive Vice President and General Counsel


Mr. Cohen joined Playa Hotels & Resorts in March 2018. As General Counsel, he is responsible for leading all legal affairs including M&A and commercial transactions, financing activities, securities laws compliance, legal risk management and critical business practices. With over 25 years of legal experience, he has successfully guided a wide range of companies through all stages of their corporate life cycle. Prior to joining Playa, Mr. Cohen had a successful career as a practicing attorney in New York, serving as a Partner in several prominent law firms including Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Thompson & Knight LLP and Eaton & Van Winkle LLP. Mr. Cohen also brings a good deal of practical, “in-house” experience with him, having served as General Counsel to companies engaged in the energy, health care and online cash back businesses. Mr. Cohen graduated with a BA from Emory University and earned his JD from Brooklyn Law School.