Myia Williams


Associate, New York

Myia Williams


Associate, New York

Myia Williams is an associate in Cohen & Gresser’s New York office in the firm’s Corporate practice group, where she focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

In her prior roles, Myia has provided guidance throughout the deal cycle, managed the due diligence process, and drafted and negotiated primary and ancillary transaction documents. On the corporate governance side, Myia has executed board and stockholder consents, attended company board meetings, and reviewed and revised charter and organizational documents, commercial contracts, and purchase and financing agreements.

Prior to joining the firm, Myia was a Corporate associate at McDermott Will & Emery LLP and at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she represented clients in connection with public equity and high-yield debt offerings as well as corporate governance issues.

Myia previously served as a student attorney at the Investor Justice Education Clinic, as a legal intern at the Federal Aviation Administration, and as a New Applications Patent Specialist at Oliff, PLC, where she reviewed new patent applications, provided a red flags summary to IP specialists, and worked closely with the USPTO on patent filings and post-filing deadlines and issues.

Myia received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, where she served as a Staff Editor of the Howard Human Rights & Civil Rights Law Review. She is also a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she received her B.S. in Insurance and Risk Management and Anthropology and minored in Political Science.

Myia Williams is an associate in Cohen & Gresser’s New York office in the firm’s Corporate practice group, where she focuses on corporate transactions,…


Howard University School of Law (J.D., 2019); University of South Carolina (B.S., 2015)

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Cohen & Gresser represented Sierra Holding Corporation, the primary parent of Sierra Space Corporation, a commercial space company that is building and delivering the infrastructure and systems required for the future of space travel, in its $290 million Series B financing round. The firm represented Sierra Space in its record-breaking $1.4 billion Series A financing in November 2021.

This latest financing brings Sierra Space’s total capital raised to $1.7 billion, which is the largest ever capital raise by a commercial space company and brings Sierra Space’s valuation to $5.3 billion.

MUFG, Japan’s largest bank, trading company Kanematsu Corporation, and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, Japan’s largest property and casualty insurer, led the Series B round, which also included participation from Sierra Space’s existing investors, including General Atlantic, Coatue, Moore Strategic Ventures, and funds and accounts managed by BlackRock Private Equity Partners and others.

Cohen & Gresser served as counsel to our client Sierra Holding on all aspects of the transaction. “We are proud of the opportunity to assist Sierra Holding in this follow-on transaction to support the future of space travel,” said Jeffrey M. Bronheim, lead partner on the engagement for Cohen & Gresser.

The Cohen & Gresser team was led by Jeffrey M. Bronheim, Daniel H. Mathias, and Bonnie J. Roe, with assistance from associate Myia Williams.

Read Sierra Space Corporation’s press release here.

Cohen & Gresser advised Procuritas, a mid-market private equity firm with the longest track record in the Nordics, and its portfolio company Nature Planet, in its cross-border acquisition of American company Phillips International, known under the brand name Cool Jewels. Cool Jewels is a leading sustainability-focused provider of jewelry for the attractions industry in the United States.

Nature Planet was founded with a clear focus on building strong long-term relationships with its customers in the attractions industry, particularly focused on the zoo and aquarium segment. Today the company supplies more than 5,000 customers in Europe and the United States. The acquisition of Phillips International adds jewelry as a new product category, making Nature Planet a one-stop-shop for the attractions industry.

Cohen & Gresser served as counsel to our client Procuritas and its portfolio company Nature Planet on all aspects of the transaction. The Cohen & Gresser team was led by Daniel H. Mathias and Robert Gavigan, with assistance from associates Myia Williams and James Mossetto. C&G partners Karen Bromberg (Employment and Intellectual Property), Bonnie Roe (Corporate) and Nicholas J. Kaiser (Tax) provided additional deal support. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed.