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Brian Joseph Cohan

Brian Joseph Cohan

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Litigation, Trusts

About Me

Brian J. Cohan has been in the practice of law since 1981.  He has extensive experience in the fields of estate planning, litigation, contracts, commercial real estate, and intellectual property.  Brian has on average provided over 100 hours a year to pro bono causes, and has been extemely active in the local community in a variety of capacities.  He has organized the Housing and Shelter Project, been a volunteer pro bono attorney for LifeSpan, and has run his own pro bono law clinic for the less fortunate since 1983.  He also specializes in not for profit corporations and has gifted his services to more than 50 churches and other charitable instiutions.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    34 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 25%
    34 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 25%
    34 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • John Michael Borcia

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Borcia Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric T. Perry

    Brian is a highly accomplished lawyer and well versed in estate planning and probate matters as well as transactional matters. I highly endorse Brian and would not hesitate to refer clients to him for all of their estate planning needs.


    Eric Perry Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices Of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.

5659 RFD
Long Grove, IL, 60047-5053



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198108/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearNorthwest Suburban Legal Outreach2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
General Counsel and Chief Operating OfficerBrand Consultancy.2008 - 2009
PrincipalLaw Offices of Brian J. Cohan1981 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Northwest Suburban Estate Planning CouncilMember2011 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember Trusts and Estates Section2010 - Present
Long Grove Illinois Rotary ClubDirector2009 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Estate of EricksonVerdict for Defendant
In Re LandemVerdict for Defendant client
Gomez v. JohnsonVerdict for Plaintiff client

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Publication NameTitleDate
Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal, Texas Tech University School of LawSomething Wicked This Way Comes...HIPAA and Her Sister HITECH. HHS Compliance and Other Developments in the World of HIPAA"2014
Illinois State Bar Association JournalBusiness Law2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJuris Doctor1981
University of ArizonaEnglish LiteratureBA With Distinction1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Kinsley HNW SeminarFATCA Reporting Requirements for High Net Worth Individuals2011
Tax PlanningIncome and Estate Tax Changes for 20102010
SeminarEstate Planning Every Family Needs to Know2010
LectureFamily Based Estate Planning2010
Lutheran Annual Estate Planning for SeniorsTrust Based Estate Planning for Seniors2008
Family Legal Planning Lutheran Church in AmericaPost Mortem Estate Planning2006
Arlington Heights Senior ClubFundamentals of Trust Based Estate Planning2006