Roger L. Cohen

Roger L. Cohen (Phoenix, Arizona)

Roger L. Cohen

Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
Roger is the “lawyer’s lawyer” at Jaburg Wilk. Veteran and novice attorneys line up outside his office to seek his counsel. He is also an untiring and passionate advocate for his many business clients, with whom he enjoys long-standing relationships. He has the rare ability to “dig deep” in his legal analysis while at the same time resolving complex commercial disputes, and handling multifaceted business transactions, efficiently and effectively for his clients. In nearly 40 years of practice, Roger’s skill and expertise as a litigator have seen him through all variety of commercial disputes, including landlord-tenant, lending, real property, escrow agent, complex fraud, receivership, employment contracts, professional malpractice and financial transactions. He also has an affinity for problem solving, particularly in the area of business divorces – break-ups and dissolutions among shareholders, partners and members of business entities. Roger also plays a mean surf guitar with his band, Los Huevos.

Professional Experience

- Long-standing relationships with business clients in a variety of industries including: escrow, business brokerage, real estate, manufacturing, and equipment dealerships

- Experienced corporate, business and real estate transactional attorney with extensive experience in negotiating and documenting business purchases and sales and other transactions

- Extensive litigation experience, having successfully litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts, with emphasis on contract disputes, professional negligence, escrow liability defense, business fraud and complex civil litigation

- Particular expertise in matters governed by Uniform Commercial Code - UCC Article 2 (sales) and Article 9 (secured transactions)

- Experienced appellate counsel, having written briefs and argued cases in Arizona and California Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

- Law clerk to the Honorable Duke Cameron, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, 1975-76

- Author and lecturer on various topics, including civil procedure, secured transactions and legal ethics; published articles include - "Preserving the Family Farm in an Urban Age: Recent Changes to the Arizona Judgment Lien and Homestead Statutes," Arizona Attorney, September 1997; "Foreign Judgments and Community Property," Arizona Attorney, November 2009.

Professional and Civic Service

- Board of Directors, Camp Swift Foundation

- Past President, Temple Kol Ami

- Former Member, Arizona State Bar Arbitration Committee

- Member, Arizona State Board of Accountancy, Law Review Committee

- Master of the Bench, Horace Rumpole Inn of Court

Noteworthy Press

- 02.25.2010 (AZ Republic) Million-dollar bidder for Elevation Chandler loses court case

- 11.11.2011 (AZ Republic) Ariz. high court may weigh Chandler site. Ruling on the stalled Elevation project could affect how similar trustee sales are handled

- 02.24.2012 (AZ Republic) Court Hears Elevation Chandler Case

- 02.22.2012 (Arizona Supreme Court Argument / Video) CAPITAL v. TD SERVICE CO. ET AL / POINT CENTER

- 05.04.2012 (Arizona Supreme Court Opinion filed vacating the court of appeals' opinion, affirming the Superior court's entry of summary judgment in favor of PCF and TD, and granting PCF's request for attorney's fees) CAPITAL v TD SERVICE CO ET AL / POINT CENTER AZ Supreme Court No CV-11-0308-PR

- 05.10.2012 (AZ Republic) Property near mall finally has owner - California group gets Chandler Elevation

Roger L. Cohen was named as a 2012 Southwest Super Lawyer - Arizona

Roger L. Cohen is rated AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell
Credit Cards Accepted

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Divorce
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate

Overall Client Rating

in Bankruptcy and Business Law
4.2 out of 5.0
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  • Data based on 2 reviews
  • Recommended by 2 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 06/12/12
Posted by a Small Business on 06/12/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Roger has been our lawyer for over 30 years. He is an excellent litigator and has provided us with valuable advice and counsel.
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 1975, California
1976, Arizona
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Credit Cards Accepted
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Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
George Washington University
Class of 1975
with honors
University Attended
Claremont McKenna College
Class of 1972
cum laude
Representative Cases
Rogone v. Sasser, --P. 3d ---(9/25/2014), Click here to read decision.

Phares v. Nutter, 125 Ariz. 291, 609 P.2d 561 (Ariz. Supreme Court 1980) (established right to debtor to seek relief from judgment registered under the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act)

Corporate Inv. Business Brokers v. Melcher, 824 F.2d 786 (9th Cir. 1987) (reversing District Court and holding that Colorado franchisee was subject to jurisdiction in Arizona in suit brought by franchisor)

Mid Kansas Federal Sav. and Loan Ass'n of Wichita v. Dynamic Development Corp., 167 Ariz. 122, 804 P.2d 1310 (Ariz. Supreme Court 1991) (counsel for amicus curiae Southwest Savings & Loan Assoc.)

Matter of Estate of Ryan, 187 Ariz. 311, 928 P.2d 735 (Ariz. App. 1996); In re Krohn, 203 Ariz. 205, 52 P.3d 774 (Ariz. App. 2002) (counsel for amicus curiae Arizona Trustee Association, Inc.)

Case Corp. v. Gehrke, 208 Ariz. 140, 91 P.3d 362 (Ariz. App. 2004)

Anderson v. Contes, 212 Ariz. 122, 128 P.3d 239 (Ariz. App. 2006)

Austin Shea (Arizona) 7th Street and Van Buren, L.L.C. v. City of Phoenix, 213 Ariz. 385, 142 P.3d 693 (Ariz. App. 2006)

Rackmaster Systems, Inc. v. Maderia, 219 Ariz. 60, 193 P.3d 314 (Ariz. App. 2008)

Telesaurus VPC, LLC v. Power, 623 F.3d 998 (9th Cir. 2010)

BT Capital, LLC v. TD Serv. Co. of Arizona, 229 Ariz. 299, 275 P.3d 598 (2012)

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Jaburg Wilk
Great American Tower, 3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000,
Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Roger L. Cohen
Jaburg Wilk
Great American Tower, 3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000,
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Jaburg Wilk (Phoenix, Arizona)