Robert Stephan Cohen, Esq.

Curriculum Vitae

 

Firm Affiliation

Senior Partner
Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP
885 Third Avenue - 32nd Floor
New York, New York 10022
A 16 person family law and personal business law firm

Personal Information

Born Brooklyn, New York - 1/14/39
Three sons - born 11/6/70 and 1/12/78 (twins)
Resides in New York City

Education

Alfred University, B.A. - 1959
Fordham University, School of Law, LL.B. - 1962
Editor, Fordham Law Review - 1960-1962

Bar Admissions

Admitted to New York State Bar - 1963
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit - 1966
U.S. District Court, Southern and
Eastern Districts of New York - 1966
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - 1977
U.S. Supreme Court - 1983

Professional Affiliations

Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
American College of Family Trial Lawyers
Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter, 
       Past Member of Board of Governors
American Bar Association, Family Law Section,
       Past Chairman, Family Dispute Subcommittee
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member, New York State Judicial Screening Committee
       For The First Judicial Department

Past Faculty, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Lectures + Publications

Author, Reconcilable Differences, Pocket Books, 2002
American College of Matrimonial Trial Lawyers
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
New York Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
New York County Lawyers
Association
New York Law Journal
New York State Bar Association
Practicing Law Institute

Recognition

Town & Country Magazine (1998, Named First of the
       10 Best
Matrimonial Lawyers in the United States)
New York Magazine
Who’s Who in the World (Current)
Who’s Who in America (Current)
Who’s Who in American Law (Current)
Best Lawyers in America (Current)

Counsel In The Following Report Cases

I.    SELECTED FEDERAL COURT CASES

U.S. Court of Appeals Cases: 

Adams v. Lindblad Travel, Inc., 730 F.2d 89 (2d Cir. 1984);
Pressroom Unions-Printers League Income Sec. Fund. v. Continental Assur. Co.,
       700 F.2d 889 (2d Cir. 1983);
Adato v. Kagan, 599 F.2d 1111 (2d Cir. 1979);
U.S. v. Hockridge, 573 F.2d 752 (2d Cir. 1978);
Matter of Medical Analytics, 532 F.2d 879 (2d Cir. 1976).

U.S. District Court Cases:

Buccino v. Continental Assur. Co., 578 F.Supp. 1518 (S.D.N.Y. 1983);
Preferred Elec. & Wire Corp. v. Katz, 462 F.Supp. 1178 (E.D.N.Y. 1978);
Desser v. Ashton, 408 F.Supp. 1174 (S.D.N.Y. 1975);
Sultan v. Bessemer-Birmingham Motel Associates, 322 F.Supp. 86 (S.D.N.Y. 1970).

II.    SELECTED STATE COURT CASES

New York Court of Appeals Cases:

McFarland v. McFarland, 70 N.Y.2d 916; 524 N.Y.S.2d 392 (1987);
Betsy L. Bliss on Behalf of Christian A.B. Ach v. Roger W. Ach, II,
      
56 N.Y.2d 995; 453 N.Y.S.2d 633 (1982);
Bachrach v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company,
      
32 N.Y.2d 847; 346 N.Y.S.2d 271 (1973);
Johnson v. Johnson, 24 N.Y.2d 945; 302 N.Y.S.2d 581 (1969);
Lowe v. Lowe, 21 N.Y.2d 965; 289 N.Y.S.2d 992 (1968);
Orenstein v. Orenstein, 21 N.Y.2d 892; 289 N.Y.S.2d 409 (1968);
Steinthal v. Cohn, 16 N.Y.2d 767; 262 N.Y.S.2d 494 (1965).

New York Appellate Division Cases:

Anonymous v. Lerner, 124 A.D.3d 487, 998 N.Y.S.2d 619 (1st Dep’t 2015);
Murjani v. Murjani, 123 A.D.3d 409, 998 N.Y.S.2d 38 (1st Dep’t 2014);
Duval v. Major, 101 A.D.3d 576, 955 N.Y.S.2d 514 (1st Dep’t 2012);
Rubin v. Rubin, 90 A.D.3d 886, 935 N.Y.S.2d 610 (2d Dep’t 2011);
Arabian v. Arabian, 79 A.D.3d 517, 915 N.Y.S.2d 513 (1st Dep’t 2010);
Kaufman v. Kaufman, 63 A.D.3d 618, 880 N.Y.S.2d 491 (1st Dep’t 2009);
Ronald S. v. Lucille Diamond S., 45 A.D.3d 295, 846 N.Y.S.2d 85 (1st Dep’t 2007);
In re Alexander S., 39 A.D.3d 358, 833 N.Y.S.2d 489 (1st Dep’t 2007);
Rubin v. Rubin, 33 A.D.3d 983, 823 N.Y.S.2d 218 (2d Dep’t 2006);
Kohl v. Kohl, 24 A.D.3d 219, 806 N.Y.S.2d 35 (1st Dep’t 2005);
Barnett v. Barnett, 21 A.D.3d 829, 801 N.Y.S.2d 291 (1st Dep’t 2005);
Soiefer v. Soiefer, 17 A.D.3d 268, 794 N.Y.S.2d 20 (1st Dep’t 2005);
Senhart v. Senhart, 18 A.D.3d 642, 795 N.Y.S.2d 642 (2d Dep’t 2005);
Kenner v. Kenner, 13 A.D.3d 52, 786 N.Y.S.2d 157 (1st Dep’t 2004);
Cornfeld v. Urfirer, 5 A.D.3d 178, 773 N.Y.S.2d 366 (1st Dep’t 2004);
Hallinckx v. Stenbeck, 307 A.D.2d 915, 762 N.Y.S.2d 903 (2d Dep’t 2003);
Estis v. Estis, 309 A.D.2d 829, 766 N.Y.S.2d 85 (2d Dep’t 2003);
Wechsler v. Wechsler, 293 A.D.2d 379, 740 N.Y.S.2d 608 (1st Dep’t 2002);
Cornfeld v. Urfirer, 294 A.D.2d 212, 741 N.Y.S.2d 699 (1st Dep’t 2002);
Canon Fin. Servs., Inc. v. Medico Stationery Serv., Inc.,
       300 A.D.2d 66, 751 N.Y.S.2d 194 (1st Dep’t 2002);
Sumner v. Sumner, 289 A.D.2d 129, 733 N.Y.S.2d 869 (1st Dep’t 2001);
Chaltiel v. Chaltiel, 282 A.D.2d 221, 722 N.Y.S.2d 390 (1st Dep’t 2001);
Bloomfield v. Bloomfield, 280 A.D.2d 320, 721 N.Y.S.2d 15 (1st Dep’t 2001);
G & G Invs. v. Revlon Consumer Prods. Corp.,
       283 A.D.2d 253, 724 N.Y.S.2d 411 (1st Dep’t 2001);
Dulko v. Reich, 276 A.D.2d 521, 714 N.Y.S.2d 691 (2d Dep’t 2000);
Bryan v. Bryan, 275 A.D.2d 688, 713 N.Y.S.2d 348 (1st Dep’t 2000);
Strugatz v. Strugatz, 269 A.D.2d 331, 703 N.Y.S.2d 181 (1st Dep’t 2000);
Haymes v. Haymes, 266 A.D.2d 58, 698 N.Y.S.2d 851 (1st Dep’t 1999);
Anonymous v. Anonymous, 263 A.D.2d 494, 692 N.Y.S.2d 744 (2d Dep’t 1999);
Cowles v. Stahmer, 255 A.D.2d 103, 679 N.Y.S.2d 607 (1st Dep’t 1998);
Anonymous v. Anonymous, 251 A.D.2d 611, 675 N.Y.S.2d 551 (2d Dep’t 1998);
Sabbagh v. Copti, 251 A.D.2d 149, 674 N.Y.S.2d 329 (1st Dep’t 1998);
Brentrup v. Culkin, 255 A.D.2d 207, 679 N.Y.S.2d 820 (1st Dep’t 1998);
Hallingby v. Hallingby, 242 A.D.2d 463, 662 N.Y.S.2d 52 (lst Dep’t 1997);
Haymes v. Haymes, 221 A.D.2d 73, 646 N.Y.S.2d 315 (1st Dep’t 1996),
       appeal after remand, 252 A.D.2d 439, 675 N.Y.S.2d 593 (1st Dep’t 1998);
Santulli v. Santulli, 228 A.D.2d 247, 644 N.Y.S.2d 28 (lst Dep’t 1996);
Trump v. Trump, 179 A.D.2d 201; 582 N.Y.S.2d 1008 (1st Dep’t 1992);
Haymes v. Haymes, 157 A.D.2d 506; 549 N.Y.S.2d 698 (1st Dep’t 1990);
Evans v. Snyder, 136 A.D.2d 460, 522 N.Y.S.2d 868 (1st Dep’t 1988);
Karp v. Karp, 109 A.D.2d 661, 486 N.Y.S.2d 249 (1st Dep’t 1985);
Russell v. Russell, 90 A.D.2d 516, 454 N.Y.S.2d 910 (2d Dep’t 1982);
Silver v. Silver, 73 A.D.2d 162; 425 N.Y.S.2d 334 (1st Dep’t 1980);
Childs v. Childs, 69 A.D.2d 406; 419 N.Y.S.2d 533 (2d Dep’t 1979),
       cert. denied and appeal dismissed, 446 U.S. 901, 100 S.Ct. 1824 (1980);
Hahn v. Hahn, 65 A.D.2d 782, 410 N.Y.S.2d 329 (2d Dep’t 1978);
Conyngham v. Conyngham, 57 A.D.2d 825, 394 N.Y.S.2d 66 (2d Dep’t 1977);
Rimmeir v. Merinoff, 36 A.D.2d 972, 321 N.Y.S.2d 455 (2d Dep’t 1971);
Kall v. Kall, 35 A.D.2d 943, 316 N.Y.S.2d 464 (1st Dep’t 1970);
Lowe v. Lowe, 28 A.D.2d 212, 284 N.Y.S.2d 227 (1st Dep’t 1967), 
       aff’d, 21 N.Y.2d 965 (N.Y. 1968);
Farkas v. Farkas, 26 A.D.2d 919, 274 N.Y.S.2d 842 (1st Dep’t 1966).

New York Supreme Court Cases

R.S. v. B.L., NYLJ, February 15, 2015 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.), p.32 vol.36;
Sykes v. Sykes, 43 Misc.3d 1220(A), 992 N.Y.S.2d 161 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2014);
Sykes v. Sykes, 41 Misc.3d 1061, 973 N.Y.S.2d 908 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2013);
Perry v. Perry, 36 Misc.3d 1215(A), 957 N.Y.S.2d 266 (Sup. Ct. Westchester Co. 2012);
Sykes v. Sykes, 35 Misc.3d 591, 940 N.Y.S.2d 474 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2012);
S.C. v. J.C., 33 Misc.3d 1206(A), 938 N.Y.S.2d 229 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2011);
G.S. v. A.S., 31 Misc.3d 1233(A), 930 N.Y.S.2d 174 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2011);
Smith v. Smith, 29 Misc.3d 1226(A), 918 N.Y.S.2d 400 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2010);
Stang v. Lange, 17 Misc.3d 1124(A), 851 N.Y.S.2d 74 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2007);
Anonymous 4 v. Anonymous 4, NYLJ, September 13, 2005 (Sup. Ct. Nassau Co.), p. 19 col. 3;
Graev v. Graev, 6 Misc.3d 1024(A), 800 N.Y.S.2d 346 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. February 14, 2005);
Kohl v. Kohl, 6 Misc.3d 1009(A), 800 N.Y.S.2d 348 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2004),
       aff’d, 24 A.D.3d 219, 806 N.Y.S.2d 35 (1st Dep’t 2005);
Senhart v. Senhart, 4 Misc.3d 862, 782 N.Y.S.2d 576 (Sup. Ct. Kings Co. 2004),
       aff’d, 18 A.D.3d 642, 795 N.Y.S.2d 642 (2d Dep’t 2005);
Stern v. Stern, 5 Misc.3d 1027(A), 799 N.Y.S.2d 164 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2004);
Kenner v. Kenner, NYLJ, November 7, 2003 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.), p. 18 col. 1;
Reich v. Reich, NYLJ, January 14, 1997 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.), p. 29 col. 5;
Brentrup v. Culkin, 166 Misc.2d 870; 635 N.Y.S.2d 1016 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 1995),
       rev’d, P.B. v. C.C., 223 A.D.2d 294, 647 N.Y.S.2d 732 (1st Dep’t 1996);
Fisher v. Fisher, 159 Misc.2d 1115, 608 N.Y.S.2d 383 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 1994);
Hallingby v. Hallingby, 159 Misc.2d 988; 607 N.Y.S.2d 555 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 1993);
Chervin v. Chervin, NYLJ, February 26, 1993 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) p. 25 col. 6;
Investment Intelligence Systems v. Schwartz, NYLJ, December 31, 1992
       (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) p. 24 col. 3;
Dobbs v. Dobbs, NYLJ, July 17, 1992 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) p.21 col. 3-6, p.22 col 1;
Evans v. Snyder, NYLJ, April 15, 1992 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) p.21 col. 3-6, p.22 col. 1-4;
Kravis v. Kravis, NYLJ, May 17, 1991 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) p.21 col. 5-6;
Weinroth v. Weinroth, 146 Misc.2d 98, 549 N.Y.S.2d 576 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 1989);
Leeds v. Leeds, 114 Misc.2d 555; 452 N.Y.S.2d 271 (Sup. Ct. Nassau Co. 1982),
       rev’d 94 A.D. 2d 788, 463 N.Y.S.2d 38 (2d Dep’t 1983);
Roy v. Hartogs, 85 Misc.2d 891, 381 N.Y.S.2d 587 (1st Dep’t 1976);
Preferred Elec. & Wire Corp. v. Price, 68 Misc.2d 423, 326 N.Y.S.2d 614 (Sup. Ct. Kings Co. 1971).

Other Cases of Note:

Roy v. Hartogs, 81 Misc.2d 350, 366 N.Y.S.2d 297 (Civ. Ct. N.Y. Co. 1975);
Matter of Proceeding for Support under Article 4 of the Family Court Act,
       86 Misc. 2d 194, 378 N.Y.S.2d 269 (Fam. Ct. N.Y. Co. 1975)

Personal Interests

Completed five marathons and one triathlon in the United States and Europe.