Robert S. Cohen
Adjunct Professor of Law
Robert Stephan Cohen is the co-founder of Cohen Lans LLP, a law firm in New York City which specializes in family law and commercial litigation. In his family law practice, Cohen represents clients from the business, financial, professional, political and entertainment arenas with substantial net worths, whose problems involve sophisticated financial, valuation and tax issues, as well as child custody disputes. He is an active trial lawyer, yet he also adeptly negotiates resolutions to marital dissolutions when possible. Prior to starting Cohen Lans LLP in the fall of 2003, he was a founding partner of Morrison Cohen Singer & Weinstein. LLP, a 90 lawyer general practice firm in New York City. For 19 years he was the firm's Chair and headed its Matrimonial Department while also continuing to be involved in business litigation matters.
In March 2002, Cohen was profiled in The New York Times as "one of the most powerful matrimonial lawyers in the country." He is frequently quoted in major newspapers and magazines and has been featured in New York Magazine and Town & Country Magazine. In addition to spending substantial time litigating matters in court and counseling clients, he regularly writes and lectures on issues relating to marriage and its dissolution to the bar. He is the author of a book which was published by Pocket Books in 2002 called Reconcilable Differences: Seven Essential Tips to Remaining Together From a Top Matrimonial Lawyer. Cohen is also a member of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a faculty member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.