Robert Stephan Cohen (New York, New York)
Robert Stephan Cohen (New York, New York)

Robert Stephan Cohen

Licensed for 53 years

Practice Area: Family Law, Commercial Litigation

  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0
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AV Preeminent

Robert Stephan Cohen

Serving New York, NY view address

About Robert Stephan Cohen

Mr. Cohen has been recognized as one of the most important divorce lawyers in the United States.

He has been lead counsel in some of the largest equitable distribution cases and most important custody cases in New York and in other jurisdictions. His clients have included many of the most accomplished people in various fields including finance, real estate, business, public service, music, and entertainment. He also regularly represents their spouses. In addition to litigating and trying matters in Court, the preponderance of his matters are settled by negotiation and mediation. He is a sought after lecturer and author on issues relating to divorce and pre-nuptial agreements. He appears as lead counsel in som...

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Mr. Cohen has been recognized as one of the most important divorce lawyers in the United States.

He has been lead counsel in some of the largest equitable distribution cases and most important custody cases in New York and in other jurisdictions. His clients have included many of the most accomplished people in various fields including finance, real estate, business, public service, music, and entertainment. He also regularly represents their spouses. In addition to litigating and trying matters in Court, the preponderance of his matters are settled by negotiation and mediation. He is a sought after lecturer and author on issues relating to divorce and pre-nuptial agreements. He appears as lead counsel in some one hundred reported cases and has been involved in the negotiation of more than two hundred pre-nuptial agreements and while practicing law full time authored an anti-divorce book, Reconcilable Differences, published by Simon & Schuster. His success, amongst numerous other publications, has been profiled by the "Wall Street Journal" and the "New York Times" where he was referred to as "one of the most powerful divorce lawyers in the United States."

Mr. Cohen is and has been since 2003, an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law where he teaches a course titled "Anatomy of a Divorce." He is a member of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers and a

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Areas of Law

  • Family Law
  • Commercial Litigation

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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1963, New York
      1966, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
      1977, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
      1983, U.S. Supreme Court
      Law School Attended
      Fordham University
      Class of 1962
      LL.B.
      University Attended
      Alfred University
      Class of 1959
      B.A.
      Military
      1st Lt., JAGC, U.S. Army
      Associations & Memberships
      New York City Bar
      New York State and American Bar Associations
      Federal Bar Council
      American College of Family Trial Lawyers.
      Bar Fellowship
      of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. His biography appears in the current and past editions of The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law. (Link to 9/30/10 WSJ article) (Link to Curriculum Vitae) T: 212.326.1701. Email: rscohen@cohenclairlans.com.